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Diarrhea, constipation, blood in stools, coccyx, gas. Wants to do colonoscopy. Family history of pancreatic cancer. Treatment for symptoms?

For five weeks I have had an upset stomach, it ranges from mild to painful. In that time I have had bouts of diarreah , constipation and normal movements. I had three occasions where a very small amount of blood (just a few traces - bright cherry red) were on toilet tissue . Other symptoms are a painful coccyx on occasion, gas - both ends, and a dull discomfort in my lower abdomen. No nausea or vomiting. I saw my family doctor who was dismissive but my fathers family including dad, have a history of cancer (he passed 19 years ago this month with cancer of the pancreas ). The doctor said I should get a colonoscopy but the hospital has delayed this to have a verbal consultation. Im a non smoker 15 and dont drink more than ten units per year.
Asked On : Wed, 4 Jul 2012
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As you have pain at coccyx region with bleeding you are most likely suffering from anal fissure.But as your father has cancer pancreas you should definitely go for colonoscopy to rule out any growth.Although chances are less.
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