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Need some help here

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  • Posted By: tamtam104
  • March 12, 2008
  • 02:03 PM

Okay, this may sound disturbing to some, but I am posting anyway. I went into the bathroom to brush my teeth this morning while my husband was getting up from going to the bathroom. He had a LARGE amount of bright red blood (about 1/4 cup) pouring out of him, and dripping all over the floor. This may sound disgusting, but it was like blood when i have my period. He said it was no big deal, and has had it before recently. I started freaking out, and am trying to make him a doctors appointment, of course he doesnt want to go. Does anybody have a clue what this could possibly be? he doesnt have hemeroids, and the amount of blood was alarming (at least to me). He is 43 years old, in good shape, and from what we think, good health, he doesnt like to go to the doctor often.
And also what kind of doctor would i make an appt with? gastro? urologist? need some advice here, and i apologize for the graphic nature of this email.

Thanks in advance.

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  • Hi,don't worry about how graphic it is at all. Infact the more you tell us the better, it's easier to give advice then. I would first make an appointment with a normal doctor to start with and see what he says. If he says its nothing (I'm not sure where you live but 9/10 times UK doctors try to pass it off as nothing) and it happens again take your husband to the A+E department of the hospital. It could result in some tests being taken to find the problem.
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  • Your husband needs to see a doctor. Try your family doctor first. Any amount of blood in the stools should be checked out. A 1/4 cup of blood pouring out of him is not normal. He is most likely afraid to go, but he needs to go now.
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