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I am new to this...I had a sigmoid done about a month ago and a hypo-plastic polyp was found and removed. I had a barium enema done yesterday and I am going CRAZY waiting for the results- I am so scared it's cancer. My symptoms are fairly mild, just mucous in the stool and occasional blood (but, I think this is from my internal hemmies and an anal fissure) and occasional "D" . Does anyone else have these symptoms??
 
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Your symptoms sound very similar to both the IBS and Crohn's disease that I suffer from. I would recommend undergoing a colonoscopy to make sure there is a good examination of your intestinal tract. I underwent both a sigmoidoscopy and barium enema and nothing abnormal was seen. Not until I started having blood clots coming out, did they do a colonoscopy and found that I had Crohn's disease in the ileium. The sigmoidoscopy only goes a little way into the bowels and the enema can miss quite a few things.Good luck with your results and let us know what you find out.Christine
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mom2babycole, my symptoms (and fear) are very similar to yours. I too have mucous(sometimes that's all I can pass) and blood. Just last month I was diagnosed with having an anal fissure so I'm hoping that that is where this extra blood is coming from. I've been diagnosed with both IBS and colitis. I'm seeing a new specialist next month because I'm not confident in either diagnosis because none of the treatment has worked. Take care and keep us up to date, m.
 
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