Blood when passing a motion
I was hoping someone could help me, maybe to help put my mind at rest.
I am a healthy, fit and active 30 year old female who worksout 5 times a week walks everywhere including at least 2 miles a day with my dog. I am also a vegetarian and eat a healthy high fibre, mostly organic diet with little fat or dairy produce in it, I use soya alternatives.
I have a back problem with I used to take high doses of votarol for the pain for many years but exercise and conditioning work has helped me for the last 7 years and I have not taken these painkillers.
My problem started about 8 months ago I had blood on the toilet tissue after a bowel motion. This went away after two days and my GP said it was probably internal piles.
About 5 weeks ago it happened again so I went back to the doctors and she gave me some suppositories to insert into my anus and said these would help. I would like to point out on this occasion it was again red blood and not much, almost watered down.
The bleed stopped by the next day so I didnít use this medication and then about a week later I had bad toothache so I tool some tablets that had codeine and ibrobrufen in them (I also took these for about 4 days before the second bleeding incident) and the morning after this there was an alarming amount of blood both on the tissue and in the bowl.
I telephoned my GP and she has referred me to a specialist for a flexible sigmoidoscopy, which is going to happen in 2 weeks time. For the last 2 days I have had bleeding again, but only very light watery blood on the tissue and once there was a small amount on the outside of my poo.
I suffer from anxiety and worry and I am convinced I am dying and I canít sleep or do anything as I am sure I am going to get bad news.
I donít know what Iím looking for in response from you guys but your advice and past experience may help settle me a little.
From a very worried person