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Blood in Stool

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 5, 2008
  • 00:30 AM

Over the past two weeks I've been noticing blood in my stool. Sometimes it coating/mixed in, and sometimes it's only noticeable on the toilet paper (bright red). I have no pain when going other than the slight pressure when pushing (stools are always very solid). I only go maybe once every 3 days, and have been like that for some times.
I've had blood in my stool in the past a few times, but I've always thought it was from the strain at the time. Now it's been going on for two whole weeks, rather than only once and then gone.
Can anyone give me an idea on what this could be? It's really bothering me.

Thx In Advance

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  • go to the doctor it is probably constipation you have hemmorhoids maybe get to a doctor and have it checked
    bigfred31 6 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 03:56 AM
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  • I agree, get to a doctor. You have chronic constipation, and most likely hemmorhoids, but get checked with a stool test. Take a hard look at your diet and try to cut out all dairy, sugars, wheat products, processed foods and make sure you are drinking lots of pure water daily- 8-10 glasses min. Do you take any medications? Do you drink caffeine? What is your diet like? You must address your diet and see if you can get your bowel movements to be more regular. Prunes, fiber (flax seed is good), fresh cooked vegies all can help keep you regular. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 05:30 AM
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  • it could also be ulcerative colitis, do you have stomach aches as well?
    Rzilla 1 Replies
    • January 30, 2008
    • 05:06 PM
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  • Hi there Blood in the stool should always be checked out by your doctor. Pretty sound advice in the above posts. Bright red blood is usually nothing too much to worry about but all the same, get it checked out. I think if the blood is darker and dirty looking then it would be more worrying. Nonetheless, blood in stool should alway be checked out. It could easily be haemorroids. Or just simply a tear inside, these things are common. With a tear, you would get bright red blood on passing stools. Good luck.
    2 Have Hope 22 Replies
    • February 4, 2008
    • 08:56 PM
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