I've had some bleeding before, but always with a bowel movement, and I always sort of assumed that was normal.
Anyway, I'm having some anxiety about this visit because I cannot openly discuss sex with my parents, let alone the fact that I have had anal. Therefore, I am nervous about disclosing this to a doctor who also happens to be my father's doctor. However, I haven't had anal in some time, but I did recently experiment with..uhh..my finger. That was at least a few days before the bleeding, though.
So I guess my questions are:
1. Has anybody had inexplicable anal bleeding? I'd think it was a hemorrhoid, but I haven't really had any burning, so that's kind of scary.
2. Can I kind of skirt around the issue with my doctor and be okay? I know, I know, it's best to have full disclosure, but this is my first time seeing a GI doctor, and I'm already feeling uncomfortable about the whole thing. I know that if you feel you can't be comfortable, you should find a new doctor, but I don't exactly have that luxury.
3. Any other advice, stories, anecdotes, tales, whatever to make me a bit less nervous? I'm also afraid that tomorrow I will discover that I have some horrific disease.