Re: turmeric and blood in stools
// edit: I was re-reading your OP and noticed it said you took two 500 mg tablets of turmeric, though you also mention capsules. This is a fairly small dose, unlikely to produce side-effects, but perhaps if a tablet didn't dissolve properly it could cause problems lower down. But a capsule would dissolve in your stomach. //
If you have blood in your stools and you have arthritis, the first question is whether you are taking NSAIDs.
If you take NSAIDs in large doses and/or for a prolonged time, you almost certainly will get some internal bleeding. Just ask a gastroenterologist, which is who you presumably saw.
Last edited by Dappled; 07-23-2011 at 03:44 AM.