Hi Antbaby92, here's a bit of info for you.
First of all the most important thing you can do when you have any type of rectal bleeding, even a small amount, is go to a doctor. I know you say you have no money, and I know how that can be, but its better to be save about your health and owe your friends or family a bit of money than killing yourself with stress.
The next thing I can tell you is that it is likely you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or hemorrhoids. The reason I suspect this is because of the symptoms coming and going, the burning or itching you have sometimes (classic symptom of hemorrhoids), and your age. Colon cancer in a person as young as you is extremely rare (only 0.9% of all cases last I checked). However never take your age to mean that you shouldn't get checked out for something. If you are EVER suspicious about the symptoms you are experiencing in your body make sure you see a doctor. As the old saying goes: It's better to be safe than sorry.
The stomach pain and cramps you experience could easily be associated with IBS, and the fact that it has seemed to flair up after drinking alcohol (IBS is very susceptible to alcohol).
So bottom line is, try not to worry about it, but get checked by a doctor just to make sure where that bleeding is coming from. Hemorrhoids are extremely easy to treat, and IBS simply takes a prescription from your doctor to manage. Better than being sick every day with worry right? Hope this helps.
P.S. Stop drinking, you're only 20! ;P
Originally Posted by antbaby92
Hello, I have posted before about my problem but it seems to flare up more often now. I just turned 20 years old and for over a year now every now and then when I use the restroom, I have a small amount of pink or bright red blood on the toilet paper after a bowel movement. Sometimes when it happens it Burns for a couple hours afterwards and at other times it doesn't. Its an occasional thing...it happened this morning (I drank last night and experienced a painful stomch ache that has lasted into today as well even though I only had 2 drinks) but it was a very faint amount. I do not know what causes my flare up of symptoms but here they are: nausea, stomach pain, occasional blood when i wipe but never in the toilet or on stool, cramps in the lower left and right side, and middle back pain. I can't afford to go to a doctor because I currently have no job and no health insurance. Could someone tell me what the possible causes could be or what I could do to help? I am so scared this is colon cancer at age 20. Worrying myself sick!