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Blood in stool (TMI)
« on: February 06, 2014, 01:10:41 PM »
Someone please help me figure out what could be causing this because this has actually never happened to me before.  Two days ago I had to use the bathroom and after I was done I looked in the toilet and saw a few red streaks in my stool, although the rest of it was normal.  I was quite alarmed and I still am worried.  Ever since that, I have had a very familiar pain in my lower right abdomen along with the right side of my back.  This is really starting to scare me because I have had this pain ever since October 2011 and it has come and gone.  I have also had lower abdominal cramping, but I have looked in the toilet since then and haven't seen anymore blood.

I had a sudden sharp pain go from my right testicle up to where my pelvis is on the right side yesterday and it was quite scary, but it eventually subsided.  But, I am just terrified that I have colon cancer or even chronic appendicitis.  It almost feels like something is ballooning in that lower right spot in my abdomen.  Please help me, I was doing so well with my whole back pain problem and now this.  I just worry the blood and the pain coming back.
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 01:23:44 PM »
If the blood is bright/medium red and on the stool rather than it it, that usually means that it's coming directly from the rectum or the anus. There are a number of things that can cause bleeding - hemorrhoids, fissures, etc. So if you're really concerned, then go to your GP and get it checked out. It's more than likely something benign that can be easily treated, but you should get it looked at anyway so you can get it taken care of.
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 01:24:43 PM »
its like I am hearing my own story!  Here is what I found...the streaks (for me) were an anal fissure.  And if I had a run of constipation, or diet change, or anxiety, the blood could get worse.  (I'll see your TMI, and raise you!    :P)  The C/R specialist that I saw on this told me that fissures can take a LONG time to heal, and that anxiety can make the sphincter (sp?) muscle tighten even more...which leads to more fissure issues, which leads to more anxiety....you get it.

The right side pain was an anxiety bogey (meaning muscle contractions based on body's reaction to anxiety)... and it presented itself in the exact same way that you mentioned it. 

Now, obviously I am not you - and if it really worries you see a doc (at least they can also give you good creams that help healing faster).  But I will also say that stool softeners and fiber helps alot.

Good luck.
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 01:34:37 PM »
Thank you for the replies.

I have been to countless doctors about this pain.  I have been to my GP and she said it was IBS.  I went to Urgent Care 3 different times about this and they all said it was IBS or constipation.  The 3 Urgent Care doctors took abdominal x-rays and I actually saw the last one and saw a shadow around the area of discomfort and he said it was compacted waste.  I honestly think it's a tumor of some kind because this hasn't gotten any better with time.  I just can't stand this anymore because I'll have pain in my navel, and then the lower right side of my abdomen, etc.  As I mentioned I haven't seen any blood in my stools since then, but I worry that I will again.
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014, 01:36:39 PM »
are u sure it was blood?
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 01:52:21 PM »
You should call a GI doctors office and mention blood in your stool.
Most GI doctors will take you seriously. Mine wanted to do a colonoscopy the second she heard "drop of blood".
Even though upon examination she found a hemorrhoid right inside my anus which was inflammed.

Please mention this to a GI doctor as this is their specialty and they will get it looked at.
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 03:11:13 PM »
I just worry that when I call that they will say it's nothing because I'm only 20.  I have heard countless stories of people who were young and that they had symptoms of a serious disease but their doctor said it was something benign because they were too young to have anything seriously wrong with them.

I honestly think that the only way to be taken seriously is if I lie about a symptom to get further evaluation.  Have any of you ever done that?
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014, 03:42:56 PM »
I was 21 and had blood on my stool. It took three different doctors but the last one took me seriously. I did have a polyp removed. Its rare. Even my doctor was surprised. I dont think you need to lie about your symptoms. I do think you should talk to a doctor who takes you seriously though.
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2014, 03:57:12 PM »
You know this is awful timing but I may have a reason for this whole thing, or maybe it is totally useless information.
But my mom had made a batch of red velvet cupcakes and I had quite a few of them.  I didn't notice any change in color at first, but it wasn't until the last few cupcakes I had that I noticed it.  It was almost the same color as the cupcakes, and it was literally "in" it and slightly around it.  The color red was a darker red like the cupcakes.

Again sorry for TMI, but I just thought of this and I wanted to mention it.  Could that be the reason?
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2014, 05:08:23 PM »
It is possible but the dye would more than likely cause the whole stool to be that way and not streaks.
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2014, 05:42:02 PM »
Well I am keeping an eye on it and so far, everything has been normal.  But, if I do see it again, then I am definitely going to see a doctor.  But, out of curiosity what are the odds that this is something like cancer?
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2014, 08:36:42 PM »
My doctor said less than 1%
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2014, 09:55:12 AM »
I am seriously torn about what to do.  Because my stools have been completely normal since that - no red or maroon color at all.  But, the part that was scary was it was a maroon color in and around my stool.  But, like I said it's been normal since that incident (when I had the cupcakes).

Sorry again if this is TMI, but I just want to know what would you do if you were in my situation?
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2014, 08:39:22 PM »
Sorry just seeing this. I would talk to my doctor. Mainly because it sounds like blood to me. Normally the dye will change the whole stool. Was this thin streaks or large portions of the stool.
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Re: Blood in stool (TMI)
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2014, 10:24:38 PM »
It was a larger portion of the stool.  It looked as if it was mixed in almost.  When I wiped it wasn't red at all and they have been completely normal since then.
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