Bowel Help... Hemorrhoids?
I am looking for a bit of information on some bowel troubles that I have been having. A few days ago I noticed a small amount of blood on the toilet paper after wiping. A few days previous to this I was experiencing diarrhea. Initially I thought that it was just from wiping too frequently due to the frequent trips to the toilet and the diarrhea. However it seems as though this is not the case. For the last 3 days I have noticed that I have been bleeding continually. It is not a lot of blood, but it is non the less continual. I also noticed a small bump just on the outside of my rectum. My initial thought was Hemorrhoids, but I don't have any information or experience with them. I am 31 years old and have never had anything like this happen before.
There is no itching, and it is not painful at all. It is just the bleeding that is a concern. I have had no trouble going to the bathroom, am not straining and am not constipated.
I am waiting to get in to see a doctor and I thought that I would just ask to see if anyone knows what this may be. Do Hemorrhoids generally bleed continually like this? It just doesn't seem to let up. Like I said, it is not a LOT of blood, but it is continual, and blood non the less.
This is rather recent (3 days), and it is the first time I have ever experienced anything like this. I am getting quite concerned because it has been bleeding over the course of the last 3 days. I cant get in to see my doctor until the end of the week and wonder if I should be concerned enough to get to the ER or call the doctor and try to get in sooner.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Last edited by camw; 01-29-2008 at 06:44 PM.