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Old 02-01-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
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Blood in my stools?! Help

I'm 17 now and this problem has been an ongoing thing, I can't remember exactly when it started, but I know it has definitely been present in my life for the last 3 years or so.

Basically, I suffer from constipation, I have visited the doctors on a number of occasions and they have prescribed me 'Movicol' to soften my stools. Although this does a good job of softening my stools it still isn't solving my problems, I still don't go the toilet as regularly as I probably should because I physically can't go, which results in my belly bloating which is extremely uncomfortable for me.

I am a very healthy teen, I eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, drink a lot of water, exercise regularly and take my Movicol medication as prescribed and still suffer.

Everytime I do manage to pass a bowel movement I bleed, my stools have darker blood in them and normally it is surrounded by bright red blood, it is really starting to worry me though as it is a constant thing. I also suffer from horrible stomach pains, sometimes they can last for days, sometimes hours, or sometimes just a few shooting pains. I really am working myself up though as these are all symptoms of Bowel Cancer and although I know it's really rare for somebody as young as me to have Bowel Cancer its not impossible.

Although I have already seen the doctor a number of times and have been fobbed off I have booked another appointment as I really am worried. Has anybody had similar symptoms? Does anybody know what this could be?

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Old 02-02-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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Re: Blood in my stools?! Help

You need to see a good Colon/Rectal Specialist - rectal bleeding could be hemmorhoids or it could be something worse but the fact that you are having abdominal pains as well as bleeding, this requires medical attention and I would suggest a specialist not a primary care.

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