Many of you may remember I posted on here a while back becuase I was concerned about some changes in bowel habit, rectal bleeding etc. Today I went to see a consultant and he suspects colon cancer. Would not even bother testing for anything else,which has upset my husband as the doctor said he was 90% certain and for my husband that means 10% chance it is not. However, consultant was quite matter of fact and seemed to have already made up his mind. Said he had been consultant for 16 years and he was rarely wrong! I now have to have a barium enema to confirm, which he says he will push as urgent. I was expecting to have a colonoscopy though as everybody I have spoken to who has had investigations seems to have had that. Why would I have this other one? Does anybody know? The consultant seems to think it is on the right side as he can feel a mass and that is where the pain begins usually. Although I have had some bleeding, it is not every day and I am not anaemic - which must be a good sign and surely would suggest it is not that serious then? He also testing thyroid levels - but I have no idea why? Would anybody have any answers please? I waas a little shocked during the visit and did not think to ask questions.