Re: Serious IBS question....bright red blood in stool.....?
No, bleeding from the rectum is not normal but it's a very common medical complaint, and most of the time, benign (especially if it's bright red). IBS has a nasty ability of making you develop internal hemorrhoid, and many times both go hand-in-hand. The problems you are having may be from IBS, and the blood from hemorrhoids. It still needs checked out, though, and just about any time there's blood, a full colonoscopy is required to make sure it's nothing more serious.