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help! need some advice...

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  • Posted By: 26yearoldfemale
  • September 13, 2010
  • 04:16 PM

Hi all,

Some background info:

So a little over 3years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter I started getting pain and bleeding when I passed a stool. I went to the doc once she was born as it was still going on, he said it was probably haemorrhoids and to just keep hydrated etc. It did clear up eventually.
Then about 2years ago when I was pregnant with my son it came back again but with no pain, just lots of blood every time I went to the toilet, by a lot I just mean the toilet water would turn red and the tissue would be soaked through, you could hear the drops of blood hitting the water. So I went back to the doctor paranoid that something more serious was wrong, she did an exam and said I had internal haemorrhoids, she gave me laxatives etc (even though I wasn't constipated) and sent me on my way.
It carried on for the rest of my pregnancy and now my son is 18months old and it's still going on.
For the past couple of months there had been a lot of slimey mucous everytime I go to the toilet, sometimes the blood is bright red, sometimes it's maroon, sometimes it has maroon or black clots in it. Sometimes I go to the toilet and I don't actually poop it's just bloody mucous, sometimes I go and it's explosive wind with blood splattering, i've had diarrhoea now for 3weeks, going about 6times a day, again with the blood and mucous.

I have no pain at all going to the toilet or in between visits, I have no itching, I don't suffer from gas/wind, I do get heartburn a lot and my periods have become very irregular (I am 100% not pregnant again though).

I am going to have to make another appointment to be checked out again but I am wondering what could be causing these "interesting" toilet trips? I googled and it just made me worry because everything kept coming up saying CANCER CANCER CANCER! I have a horrid feeling my grandfather (on my mothers side) died of colon cancer, but i'd hope i'm too young for that?

Any ideas/help would be much appreciated!

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