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Bloody Stool. Afraid to see the doctor. Please Help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 1, 2007
  • 07:40 AM

I have been getting bloody stools for weeks now. I'm not talking about a few drops, it's quite a bit. The blood is red colored. I think that my stools might have mucus on it too.

Can somebody please help me. Iam afraid to see the doctor because i don't want him to stick something in my ...

I drink about 1.5-2 gallons a day. I have a good diet that includes sufficient Vitamin E.... Maybe i need more fiber? Please help


Thank you all so much. I have had frequent nightmares about going to see the doctor lol

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  • Hi. I know the thought of getting this checked out is a bit mortifying, but please do. If the blood is bright red it is fresh, and most likely from the rectum as opposed to further up the gi tract. Blood and mucas are signs that your colon is maybe ulcerated, especailly if this is accompanied by either diarrhea or constipation, and abdominal pain. The doctor will probably want a stool sample to check for infection, and a blood test to make sure you are not aenemic. Don't leave it like I did, and then end up in hospital attached to a drip, as this is not much fun! Please don't assume the worst, but it is urgent you get to your gp, as you are obviously needing a lot of fluids, and you don't want to dehydrate. I hope you get well, and the best of luck to you. :)
    blondie-25 11 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 10:05 AM
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  • So sorry- I cried when that happened to me yesterday!- so mortified. And I am going to have it check today. But red blood is commonly from the stomach. Maybe an ulcer. It does not have to be a serious thing, but may be it is something that requires action.Talk to the doctor- I know they are going to want to have some tests done- but you can ask questions before the test. You can research on the risk on your own.If you are afraid about the risks, visit an acupuncturist instead.Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 04:43 PM
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  • You probably have a condition that is called diverticulous. When it gets inflammed it is called diverticulitis. Also the blood in the toilet when you use it could be from internal hemorroids. If you do in fact have diverticulous you could possible have polyps in your colon. Have a Colonoscopy done that way you can have what is called twilight sleep..you know whats going on but really dont give a crap and it doesnt hurt at all. I have internal hemorroids and diverticulus and while at times it can be disruptive and scarey It can be fixed. If you wait to long and you do have polyps in your colon you could have big trouble later on if one perforates. It doesnt hurt to have the colonoscopy I wont let them do a sigmoidoscope cuz they do it with out giving you anything.So ask you doctor about it. I am one of the most shy people in the world when it comes to the backside and the bodily functions there in...but better be a tad embarrased than be really sick.So please I urge you to have it checked. I have internal hemorroids from having a 10 lb baby and working to put him thru school n college as a paramedic...lotta hefty people in this world.Good Luck. Just swallow the embarassment and ask.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 06:54 PM
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  • You probably have a condition that is called diverticulous. When it gets inflammed it is called diverticulitis. Also the blood in the toilet when you use it could be from internal hemorroids. If you do in fact have diverticulous you could possible have polyps in your colon. Have a Colonoscopy done that way you can have what is called twilight sleep..you know whats going on but really dont give a crap and it doesnt hurt at all. I have internal hemorroids and diverticulus and while at times it can be disruptive and scarey It can be fixed. If you wait to long and you do have polyps in your colon you could have big trouble later on if one perforates. It doesnt hurt to have the colonoscopy I wont let them do a sigmoidoscope cuz they do it with out giving you anything.So ask you doctor about it. I am one of the most shy people in the world when it comes to the backside and the bodily functions there in...but better be a tad embarrased than be really sick.So please I urge you to have it checked. I have internal hemorroids from having a 10 lb baby and working to put him thru school n college as a paramedic...lotta hefty people in this world.Good Luck. Just swallow the embarassment and ask.May I ask, what are the symptoms of diverticulitis?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 07:17 PM
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  • Thank you everybody for helping. I think i am going to go see the doctor this weekend. I drink lots of protein shakes. Do you think this is a problem? 1 scoop Whey protein with milk - 2 times a dayThanks again for helping
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 11:11 PM
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  • It's unlikely that the protein is the cause of it, but you might want to eat lightly, with foods that are easily absorbed by the body for a while. Try soups, or some plain rice or pasta. Definitely see your doctor. Put your mind at rest. Best of luck.:)
    blondie-25 11 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 11:30 PM
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  • It's unlikely that the protein is the cause of it, but you might want to eat lightly, with foods that are easily absorbed by the body for a while. Try soups, or some plain rice or pasta. Definitely see your doctor. Put your mind at rest. Best of luck.:)I agree- a healthy person only needs 35 grams of protein daily (max).Don't listen to the add that ask you to drink milk 3 to 5 times a day- that is so toxic.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 11:39 PM
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  • Thanks, any1 else
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 08:30 PM
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  • It's unlikely that the protein is the cause of it, but you might want to eat lightly, with foods that are easily absorbed by the body for a while. Try soups, or some plain rice or pasta. Definitely see your doctor. Put your mind at rest. Best of luck.:)Pasta, white rice, and wheat are #1 products to blame for deficient diets, gastric problems, and hemorrhoids.You ought to upgrade to prunes, berries,peaches, broccoli, spinach, roots, and lots of legumes. Find food good for you according to your blood type.Wheat today is a Frankenwheat- the protein content of it went up from 2% to 14%- plus gluten is so sticky, it get stuck on your gut walls and won't let you absorb nutrients. Do you know gluten is the glue used in wallpaper?Best!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 08:39 PM
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  • As I have just been with a relative who was diagnosed with C. diff infection, I suggest that you request/demand a stool culture and request/demand to see the lab report. )Always get a copy of your lab reports and keep them in a file at home.)
    Bxpansive 2 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 08:44 PM
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  • Thanks, any1 else?????What's that supposed to mean?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 09:11 PM
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  • If you can muster up the energy and patience, you may want to find a chiropractor or osteopath or someone well trained in healthcare who works with gut "disbiosis" - someone who addresses the organisms in the gut. I worked with a DC years ago who used applied kinesiology and herbs/supplements (from Thorne or Banyan or similar high quality and reputable company) to clean up my gut, though I did not have bloody diahrea or anything similar. Still, the first and most timely activity would be to go to a competent and caring MD who will get a culture of your stool and look for common and uncommon pathogens, as well as consider other diagnoses based on your symptoms and not the flavor of the medical community month/year/generation. Good luck.
    Bxpansive 2 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 11:02 PM
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  • I used to have bloody tool a few years back. The blood was very heavy. I mean when I say heavy I mean it. I went to the doctor and I did get a finger in my..., it turned out that it was just internal hemorrhoids. I took concentrated chestnut liquid and it was gone in no time. That's my story but I would still suggest you go see a doctor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 3, 2007
    • 00:48 AM
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  • I agree, wheat is so bad for alot of people, I had meckles diverticulitis, that ruptured, almost died. (parotonitis) Try cutting wheat and gluten out and see if it helps...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 00:18 PM
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  • Hi. I agree, gluten CAN be a huge irritant, and as a sufferer of Ulcerative Colitis, I have cut out all gluten. but do not do this as an alternative to seeking medical help, as this could be to your dertriment. It is not healthy to cut out large sections of a normal diet when you are probably not absorbing many nutrients at the moment. As has been commented, it could be many things you are suffering from. Get diagnosed first, then look into alternative treatment if necessary. Good luck!
    blondie-25 11 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 02:10 PM
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