Gemmaa, thanks a lot for your reply. You know, this isn't actually the first time I've had blood. I remember a time like 7 years ago that I had some and I freaked out then and had my wife look at it even. It was only a little bit, and although this time was a little different it's very much the same consistency of what that was. The only difference is that now I've got some bowel issues, but I rarely ever have any blood. I mean the last time I saw some was months ago, maybe as many as 8 or so I don't even remember exactly. So I'm thinking about not going through with the colonoscopy thing. I mean I want to be responsible but I know I don't really have any obvious symptoms and I have been tested, just not with a colonoscopy. The likelihood that I, at 30, after being through a variety of tests, having had at least 3 stool samples in the last 3-4 years which have all been fine, not to mention blood tests and other things, have something serious ... it's just not reasonable and I know it's the HA talking. I mean I should probably keep an eye on it but I think my best bet is to try to exercise, drink lots of water, and stop letting fear control things. That's hard for me, but I suppose it has to start somewhere.