ghostyacct (ghostyacct) wrote in vaginapagina,

going to the GI doctor!

A couple of days ago I sat down on the toilet, went pee, got up, and realized blood came out of my bum. Needless to say, I was quite alarmed, so I called my mother to the bathroom (I happen to be visiting my family for spring break) and explained the situation. She looked at my bum (she's a nurse), and we didn't see any external hemorrhoids. We considered driving to the ER, but after some Google-ing, we decided that would be unnecessary.

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 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.
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