Hi everyone I tried posting the other night when I was very stressed, the following morning I deleted it all.
I live in Scotland have two grown up sons and 3 gorgeous grandchildren. I really want to see my grandchildren reach adulthood.
A bowel screening test showed up blood present, this was followed very quickly by a Colonoscopy. This test for anyone facing one is not painful and I found it very interesting. Now the bad bit.
A very large polyp was found and biopsies taken. The polyp was too large and complex for the doctor doing the colonoscopy to remove. I’ve not had the results from the biopsies but been told I need a Sigmoidoscopy but no explanation as to why.
My case has been referred to Complex Urgent cases.
It’s now more than 9 weeks since the colonoscopy and the not knowing what this is is causing a lot of anxiety, stress and general feeling of unease. I have similar symptoms to IBS which are causing pain and discomfort and worry.
Is this long waiting period a good sign? Also can anyone tell me why I need a sigmoidoscopy and how it differs from a colonoscopy?