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Old 02-03-2008, 09:57 AM   #1
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LOTS of blood with bowel movements for past week-scared

I am 43-years-old and female, in basically good health. I don't drink or smoke and I do not have a family history of any bowel problems. Last year, I had a bout of rectal bleeding and had a colonoscopy that came back normal. The doctor didn't mention hemmorhoids-he just said everything looked fine. That was last March. Now, this past week, every time I've had a bowel movement, I have lots of bright red blood on the tissue and in the bowl. I do have a small external hemmorhoid. I can't believe anything so small is causing so much blood. My stool is normal-I can't see any blood in it and it is of normal consistency (TMI, sorry). There's just blood in the bowl. My question is, should I be concerned? Seeing all that blood has really scared me. Should I call my gastroenterologist, or is it just the hemmorhoids again? I'm praying to God it's just hemmorhoids. Please, any advice is appreciated. Thank you.

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Old 02-03-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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Re: LOTS of blood with bowel movements for past week-scared

Sounds like you have a fissure. The doctor who did my colonoscopy in Novemebr did not see my fissure. Have a colorectal surgeon check it out. That's their specialty, and it's not worth all the pain. I have been in pain way too long and I'm having surgery on Monday to hopefully fix this once and for all. Good luck and God bless.

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Old 02-03-2008, 12:24 PM   #3
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Re: LOTS of blood with bowel movements for past week-scared

Bright red blood is generally just the hemorrhoid but if it never stops bleeding then you might want it removed. Or it could be a fissure...either way it is not life threatening just pretty much annoying and you may need to have it fixed. If it bleeds occasionally don't need to worry about it.

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