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Bleeding and sharp pains.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 25, 2007
  • 10:47 AM

About two months ago I noticed a small amount of blood on the toilet paper after going, this only happened a few times. Then a week or so later, it happened again, and once more, left after happening a few times. I could not see any blood in the toilet, just on the paper.

Anyways, a few weeks later I got stomach pains, I had them in my lower left and top right abdominals.

These pains lasted about 5 weeks, and then slowly went away. Anyways, two days ago, I went to the tiolet and noticed a heap of blood in the toilet bowl. Over the last two days I have only seen blood on the tissue, and the stomach pains are back.

The doctor said a couple weeks back he thinks its IBS (irritable bowel symdrome) however I think he got it wrong with the blood part.

Sometimes I also feel like I go to the toilet but I have not finished. Or I need to go and then cant go.

Any idea what it could be?

Thankyou much for any response.

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  • THis can be a lot of things. There is no blood in IBS, correct. HOwever, you can have IBS with predominant constipation and resulting hemorrhoids that are bleeding. Alternatively, you can have proctitis, for a variety of reasons. Or colitis. The only way to know would be to sit you down and interview you extensively and culture the stool to start. See your doctor again, insist on being investigated for the blood. Even if you're young (under 50) and the doctor is certain it's hemorrhoids, it is malpractice to not investigate with at least an anoscopy, if not sigmoidoscopy, plus whatever would be reasonable based on the doctor's assessment. Good luck!
    GI guy 45 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
    • 05:30 AM
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  • You could have hemorroids, but you want to be very careful in talking to your doctor, because you could have IBD, not IBS, wqhich is inflammatory bowel disease. i have ulcerative colitis, and im only 19, i have the same exact symptoms as you described. it is important to know the difference, because i have hemoroids too, and my doctor said that i should not have them removed because it can lead to more serious complications. I would recommend asking for a colonoscopy and possibly an endoscopy to see if anything has spread. also, ask them to take biopsys of the tissue, because if youre in remission it might look healthyin the meantime, i would recommend taking omega vitamins to help reduce inflammation in your body, and eat a lot of fiber
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 1, 2008
    • 10:25 PM
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