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Old 11-20-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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question about blood in stool

I went to the bathroom today twice, and the first time (and every time before that) everything was normal. The second time i...uh...went to the restroom, it was full of blood (not a whole lot, but not a little either) and I'm really scared and don't know what it is. I have been doing more then one bowel movement a day recently, is it possible i just strained something or is it something worse? Please someone respond.

 
Old 11-20-2004, 11:33 AM   #2
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Re: question about blood in stool

It could be serious or it could be not much at all. But it is always recommended that you see a doctor for blood in the stool.

 
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Old 11-20-2004, 12:13 PM   #3
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Re: question about blood in stool

Luzdra,

Missmokay is right..blood in the stool should never be ignored. It could be anything from hemorrhoids.. to a fissure.. to cancer. If you've been going more frequently lately, or straining, it's possible it's the former two, especially if the blood is bright red. However, I cannot stress this enough, do not ignore this and do not assume anything. Just see a gastroenterologist who will be able to determine almost immediately if it's simply hemorrhoids.

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Old 11-20-2004, 08:15 PM   #4
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Re: question about blood in stool

Blood in the stool could indicate many things. It could be something serious, it could not. Whatever the case, you need to see a doctor. The doctor will probably run a series of tests, and probably want a stool sample to rule out and determine what it is (or could be). I am not a doctor or anything, but please make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible and do not ignore this.

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Old 11-24-2004, 02:29 PM   #5
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Re: question about blood in stool

Is the blood bright red or a darker red? Have you eaten or drank anything red or red like in color?

 
Old 11-26-2004, 12:37 PM   #6
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Re: question about blood in stool

Drinking anything red or red like in color should NOT make your stools bloody. I know we are not supposed to reveal anything personal (relating to occupation) even if we are practicing in the medical field, but take it from me, you need to see a doctor immediately. This could indicate some things that could be serious to your health. See a doctor immediately.

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Old 11-27-2004, 11:58 AM   #7
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Re: question about blood in stool

I did not mean that what you eat or drink makes your stools bloody. I meant that they could make them look red or red like. I have Crohn's disease so everything I eat or drink goes through me very fast. If I have a flare up my food and drink digest like lightening causing them to show up in my stool. Red kool-aid, tomatoes etc... you get the idea.

Yes by no means if it is blood see a dr asap.

 
Old 11-29-2004, 08:09 PM   #8
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Re: question about blood in stool

Definitely get it checked out but you shouldn't get too worried. I had the same thing, had a colonoscopy and found out I had a slight fissure. There are several other common things it could be too. Start eating lots of fiber...tons of it. Fresh fruits and veggies are the best source. Red meat is a bad thing for fissures so I try not to eat it so often. If you do that consistently, you should be able to control whatever it is. Good luck.

 
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