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Hi I am a 40 yo mother of 3. My problem is that I have a Tight

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Hi
I am a 40 yo mother of 3. My problem is that I have a
Tight feeling in my anus on the left hand side.
I had a colonoscopy in June and it came back clear but I still
have this tight sensation and am worried that it may be anal
cancer. Could this have been missed at the colonoscopy?I have had piles in the
past. Should I see a consultant again? (I think they are getting sick of me!)
It is not painful just a bit uncomfortable.
Many thanks
Gillian
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If you have had a colonoscopy and have had your anal area examined then it is almost impossible to miss anal cancer.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that you are just thinking about it too much.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand that you are very stressed about anal cancer.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I am of the opinion that you should consult a psychiatrist. You will most likely require medications like paroxetine, fluoxetine, escitalopram to calm your nerves. You will also most likely require professional counseling. I understand that this is not your fault and these thoughts just pop up in your mind but you do need to have this taken care of. You certainly do need to see a professional for this.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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Are you there?

Customer: Yes I know I'm a bit of a hypochondriac, so you think no to a and yes to calming my mind?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

That is true.

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