Ben, it sounds as if you're in Australia to me. Are you in the city, or the country?
As far as bulk billing clinics go, my experience is that they are ok for minor problems, but NOT ok for people with complex or underlying health issues. I really think it would be worth your while to book yourself in to see a non-bulk billing g.p. (you might get a concession if you have a health care card) and, when you book, please ask for a *longer appointment*. This will give your doctor time to thoroughly discuss your concerns without trying to shove you out the door.
I also think it would be good if you wrote, in dot points, a list of your problems:
* red blood
* blood in stool? maybe???
to give to your doctor, and maybe even add a list of the things you're worried about
. You sound very stressed, and I think it's important that your doctors talk to you and do what they can - and run the tests they need to - to set your mind at ease.
Lastly, please do try not to stress. There are a number of potential causes for rectal bleeding, and cancer is way down the list. You are doing the right thing in getting yourself checked out.
All the very best to you... and again, please try not to worry too much.
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