If you're at all concerned about
your symptoms, putting up with the humiliation of a rectal exam is par for the course. I'd rather deal with that type of humiliation than the "pooping your pants" humiliation, which unfortunatley comes with a flare, for myself anyhow. Re. the blood in the bowl- I've also been told that unless you're basically bleeding non-stop, don't worry about
it. A few drops doesn't seem all that bad.