Painless bloody bowel movements?
Hi there - I'm sixteen years old, girl, and I've been having some bowel problems lately (what a great introduction, huh? *laughs*).
It happened about.. four days ago, I'd guess. I used the bathroom and when I finished, I noticed that the toilet bowl was full of blood! I assumed it was my period (it's really irregular, and I haven't had a period in about three months), so I inserted a tampon and called it good. When I removed it, it was absolutely clean, so I was a little alarmed.
The only thing notable about the first event is that, after fixing up the feminine issue, I felt very sick and had to lay down. Only my feet and my head felt hot, and my girlfriend said I felt feverish. I took some Motrin. About fifteen minutes later, my feet and head felt freezing, and after about ten minutes of freezing feet, I felt all better. I was even able to eat something.
I went on thinking everything was fine, until the next time I made a bowel movement.. There was blood again, maybe even more than the first time! This is when I noticed it was anal/rectal. I was worried as well as confused, since I've been feeling great lately, so I consulted my girlfriend about it, and she made me promise to tell my mother when I returned home. We didn't have access to a phone, so I couldn't call right away.
I'm home today and I used the bathroom again not more than three hours ago, and there was blood this time, too. However, there was only three or four drops, and it got nowhere near to making all of the water red. So whatever it was, it's.. healing up? I'm not certain as to whether this would be good or bad.
As for my general health, my appetite's been fine, I've had no abdominal issues such as cramps, pain, or bloating, and there's been no difference in my stools that I've taken note of. There was also no pain while I eliminated any three of the times. The blood was bright red, didn't appear mucousy, and there was none that I could see in the stool/s itself.
Mentally, I've been feeling pretty good lately, if not a tad stressed.
I do have a history of stomach and abdominal pains, however, but those have since cleared up since my health has gotten better. When I was 13-14, my overall health was pretty poor and I was quite a bit underweight, but since then my health has improved (well, save for eczema/skin conditions, but I'm sure that's unrelated to my digestive system).
Any idea as to what this is, and how serious it is? What about the apparent "healing up"?
Thanks a lot for your time!
Last edited by grouchygoat; 08-12-2008 at 09:10 PM.