What does blood in the stool look like?
This might sound like an odd one, but I'm not sure whether I have it or not ...
There are red 'bits' in the stool. But I eat a lot of tomatoes - especially sundried tomatoes - and I'm never sure if that's what it is ... If there was blood, would it look like red bits in the stool? Or would it be more liquid, floating around in the bowl separate from the stool? Would it be on the paper? Or what?
I'd be really interested to hear from anyone who's experienced it or knows someone who has.
(My other IBS-like symptoms are pain - mainly left abdomen and lower back pain, wind, bloating, intermittent d, rarely c, occasional nausea, indigestion, non-cardiac chest pain and acid indigestion.)