I'm 32 and was wondering if anyone has had similar symptoms as I have and what it ended up being. I've already been to the doctor, but they didn't check anything with a scope, only did blood tests. They just said to change my diet. I assume he assumed it was just hemorrhoids. I have another appointment to check it out with my old family doctor, who will take me more seriously.
6 months ago, I noticed my poo was a bit fluffier and a bit narrower and had decent amounts of diarrhea. Not pencil-thin, but thinner nonetheless. There was also bright blood on the toilet paper and once a full-on dripping mess in the toilet. I went to the 1st doc, changed my diet to low-dairy vegetarian and the blood has completely gone away. I'm guessing I also have/had hemorrhoids.
The weird part, and the part that gives me anxiety, is that I have had this strange sensation in my sigmoid colon area that used to come and go but it's getting more pronounced lately. It is obvious whenever I have a poo loaded in the chamber, so-to-speak. It goes away or almost goes away when I move my bowels. It's like the previous indicator of needing to poop changed from my rectum sensation to my sigmoid colon.
1. Can internal hemorrhoids affect the shape of poop?
2. Has anyone had this sigmoid colon sensation?
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
Btw, I've taken 2 FIT test at home and both were negative.
Post Edited (bowelpal) : 1/17/2019 2:10:39 PM (GMT-7)