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Blood in stool

Posted In: Gastrointestinal conditions 7 Replies
  • Posted By: tether
  • October 23, 2007
  • 06:55 PM

Hi,

Approximately eighteen months ago I had a colonoscopy and in a following appointment the surgeon 'did something' to treat haemorroids. (I'm not sure exactly what - a quick physical procedure in my anus.)

Since that time I still have had blood in my stool from time to time.

The blood is always red (fairly bright).

It is usually 'on top' and kind of separate from the stool, and on the toilet paper.

I was told that the procedure on the haemorroids may not have worked properly and that I may still have haemorroids.

About ten days ago there was a lot of blood, the water in the toilet bowl was completely red, and I felt light-headed afterwards for about 12 hours. (I had strained a little bit, but not a lot)

The day after that there was a little blood 'on top' of the stools.

Then no blood, or very very little for the following days.

Until today when there was a small amount of blood on one of the stools.

I am male, 33 years old.

There are no other symptoms that I'm aware of. No pain.

Does this sound like haemorroids, or possibly something else?

Might it be the case that the procedure I had a year ago didn't get rid of the haemorroids?

Since I had that colonoscopy eighteen months ago, is it necessary to have another?

I would really appreciate any advice anyone might be able to give me.

My sincere thanks.

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7 Replies:

  • This does sound like hemmeroids. Are you having any kind of pain with your bowel movements?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 06:54 AM
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  • No pain at all. I read that if the haemorroids are internal then there's not necessarily pain - is that the case.I don' think there's been any blood since I last posted.
    tether 11 Replies
    • October 26, 2007
    • 08:26 PM
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  • bright red blood indicates it is at the anus.blood from the intestines is dark red to black. i have the same symptom (blood on the TP) as you, and my dr let me know it was a 'roid.
    trikydik 4 Replies
    • October 26, 2007
    • 08:46 PM
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  • What about the colour of the blood from 'internal' haemorroids?Are 'internal' haemorroids far enough in that the blood would be darkened?Or would it still be red, as mine is?
    tether 11 Replies
    • October 26, 2007
    • 09:42 PM
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  • Red blood can come from the anus as well as the colon, and from hemmeroids. Only your doctor can help you find out what the cause is tho.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2007
    • 09:08 PM
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  • Thanks.What about frequency of blood?If no blood occurs for a significant period of time, does that indicate anything?
    tether 11 Replies
    • October 29, 2007
    • 06:58 AM
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  • If you have an illness like Ulcerative Colitis, then blood can come and go. I have either UC or Crohns and I do not bleed anymore. In any case I would recommend you to have a colonscopy done. This way you will put yourself out of the agony of not knowing. The colonscopy is nothing to worry about - they usually knock you out. You do need to empty your intestines tho and will have to do a prep for that the day before. This means drinking 2 glasses of fluid that makes you go to the bathroom and not eating 24 hours before the test. Ask to have it done and you will save yourself alot of worries! Hope this helps... Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 29, 2007
    • 07:47 AM
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