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Bloody stool and passing strange red object

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  • Posted By: Tdm2258
  • April 8, 2011
  • 00:27 AM

Okay, so here's the situation. I am 25 y/o and for the past year and a half, I have been experiencing blood in my stool on a regular basis. I went to my doctor with this issue immediately, and without any kind of exam, I was told it was nothing more than a hemorrhoid. I was prescribed some suppositories and continued to use them until the issue went away. However, shortly after I stopped using the suppositories, the bleeding returned. Although not as frequent as before, I was still immensely concerned. I scheduled another appointment with my Doctor, but due to my hectic school schedule I was not able to make it in. A week later (Monday, April 5) I used the restroom, and when I turned to flush the toilet I noticed something that I have never seen before. I found a red mass in my stool that I can only describe as looking like a blood clot (or at least my best guess of what one would look like). Though I was disgusted by the idea of removing it from the toilet, I decided it might be a good idea so my doctor send it to pathology for testing. After removing it, I poked it with a toilet paper roll and cut it in half only to discover that it had a white center. The next day I attempted to schedule an appointment with my doctor but was unable to do so. Later that day I decided to go to the urgent care center to speak with a Doctor, and when I showed him what I had found, he showed little if no concern until I told him about my family history of colon cancer. Once I did, he took the container out of the trash, sent it straight to pathology for testing, and performed a rectal exam where he determined that I did not have a hemorrhoid. Prior to my visit to the doctor, I was experiencing zero pain or discomfort, but now I have been having consistent abdominal pain that shoots into my back ever since. I figure that this is either coincidence, or maybe even psychological due to the fact that I have been obsessing over this ever since. I have a colonoscopy scheduled for the 2nd of May and I won’t know until then what the lab results on what I found will be, if anything at all. I’m not asking for a diagnosis, but I would like to know what this thing might be. If anyone has experienced the same thing I would really like to hear about it. Here’s a link with a picture of the mass that I found after it was cut in half…
http://s1094.photobucket.com/albums/i459/td2258/

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  • Okay, so here's the situation. I am 25 y/o and for the past year and a half, I have been experiencing blood in my stool on a regular basis. I went to my doctor with this issue immediately, and without any kind of exam, I was told it was nothing more than a hemorrhoid. I was prescribed some suppositories and continued to use them until the issue went away. However, shortly after I stopped using the suppositories, the bleeding returned. Although not as frequent as before, I was still immensely concerned. I scheduled another appointment with my Doctor, but due to my hectic school schedule I was not able to make it in. A week later (Monday, April 5) I used the restroom, and when I turned to flush the toilet I noticed something that I have never seen before. I found a red mass in my stool that I can only describe as looking like a blood clot (or at least my best guess of what one would look like). Though I was disgusted by the idea of removing it from the toilet, I decided it might be a good idea so my doctor send it to pathology for testing. After removing it, I poked it with a toilet paper roll and cut it in half only to discover that it had a white center. The next day I attempted to schedule an appointment with my doctor but was unable to do so. Later that day I decided to go to the urgent care center to speak with a Doctor, and when I showed him what I had found, he showed little if no concern until I told him about my family history of colon cancer. Once I did, he took the container out of the trash, sent it straight to pathology for testing, and performed a rectal exam where he determined that I did not have a hemorrhoid. Prior to my visit to the doctor, I was experiencing zero pain or discomfort, but now I have been having consistent abdominal pain that shoots into my back ever since. I figure that this is either coincidence, or maybe even psychological due to the fact that I have been obsessing over this ever since. I have a colonoscopy scheduled for the 2nd of May and I won’t know until then what the lab results on what I found will be, if anything at all. I’m not asking for a diagnosis, but I would like to know what this thing might be. If anyone has experienced the same thing I would really like to hear about it. Here’s a link with a picture of the mass that I found after it was cut in half…http://s1094.photobucket.com/albums/i459/td2258/----------------------------------------------------- Hi the first reply I wrote here this am, wouldn't go through. I guess it's cause I clicked when I should have clacked! I do hope you get this one as I will try again to help you with something that hits home for me. I was around your age, in the '70's! and was passing blood from that area much too often. Then something like the picture came from me. OMG! Thought I was dying. Life went on of course. but had good doctor!At age early 20's single, party, fastfood and fasteating. It all added up to major weightgain, hard bw's, then was called 'diviticulitus'! In short, Not eating what I thought was good. Not digesting, cause of eating so fast. Pockets developed in my intestines, which food got lodged, which caused bloody stools, which caused, go to doc. Got the 'bendover scope" called backthen, found out what it was all about. The pockets of intestines got so much food and I had still been eating same way. I had to change my whole way of eating. Also had to take alot of stool softners. Took several years to heal. I didn't want to stop having "fun" as I thought that's what I was doing. It came back and had to start all over. Finally doc told me hey! you have a very soft intestine! and it's something that is going to be in need of care. I am 57 now, and it took several years of slowly eating small portions, hoping no more flairups, chewing small bites. and eating oh what is it called?! ruffage! This truly doesn't mean that it's what you are going thrubut, for the sake of other's and from what you've stated here. Please find a doc that will listen First and tell everything of what your life is like! If what you have is like this, you can and will recover. Also if by chance you are a bit overweight like I was, it will take care of that too. God bless. Keep me posted.
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