Post Colorectal Surgery

For half a year in 2009, sales executive Michael Heng put up with blood in his stools and more frequent bowel movements without doing anything.

The 67-year-old father of three chose not to heed his family doctor’s advice

to have colonoscopy done at a hospital. This is a visual examination of the inner lining of the colon and rectum through a flexible tube known as a colonoscope to check for abnormalities including cancer.

The sales executive in an edible oil company recalled: “I was afraid of injections and felt that it was better not to know what was wrong anyway.”

His first thought was that the blood could have come from pus near the anus.

Source: [Straits Times] © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission