14. Blood in stool. Help.

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peachiz1
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   Posted 11/26/2014 4:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm 14 and for the past two months now every time i use the toilet, there is blood in my stool. Now im not too sure how to use this site as it is a first resort. I have not told anyone about this as after researching I am too scared. Aside from the blood, i have had bad pains in my stomach and been gassy and this past week I have gotten really bad pains in my head, they only last about 10 or so seconds but they really hurt. I am too scared to tell my mum, as i know she will freak out because i didn't tell her sooner. I thought the blood would just go away but like i said it has been 2 months and no change. I know a lot of you will turn away from this post due to my age, but i really do need advice. Please if any one could help i would be beyond grateful. confused

jujub
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   Posted 11/26/2014 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell, peachiz. I'm sorry that I can only tell you what you likely already know, since you sound like a smart young woman. You need to tell your mum right away, so she can arrange for you to see a doctor.

Blood in the stool is never normal. It can result from something as simple as constipation, or from some of those things you read about online. (Never believe Dr. Google!) If it's something simple it can be quickly treated and you won't have to live in an agony of fear. If more complicated, you can get on treatment to get you better more quickly.

Realize that at your age, constipation or hemorrhoids are the most likely causes for your symptoms. Please do yourself a favor and talk to your mother today.
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peachiz1
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   Posted 11/26/2014 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much, I am truely grateful for your advice. My mum is arranging a doctor appointment due to a weird lump on my back on top of my left rib cage so I will tell her about this too. I'm so thankful for your advice as I have been freaking out a lot.

jujub
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   Posted 11/26/2014 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you're going to talk to her. I know at 14 it was hard for me to truly believe, but your mum is really, in the long run, your best friend.

Have happy holidays, peachiz.
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Ulcerative colitis; 8th year of remission with Remicade. Inflammatory osteoarthritis; osteonecrosis from steroids. Grave's disease post-RAI and now on Levothyroxine. Type II diabetes induced by steroids.

peachiz1
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   Posted 11/27/2014 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Judy, I know I said I would tell my mum its Just that I don't know how to. Do you have any advice? I mean I can just go up to her and say 'hey mum did you know there has been a heap of blood when I use the bathroom'. I'm sorry if I'm sounding like a brat, it's just that I literally have no Idea how to tell her. It's going to be really awkward. :/

jujub
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   Posted 11/27/2014 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you more worried about not telling her right away, or about having to talk about poop, something we've been taught to keep private since we were babies? Both feelings would be very normal, but neither is something that's going to help you or your family.

Might your mum think you're acting like a stupid kid? Of course, but remember she expects that. You're right on the line between being a child and being a woman, and no one expects you to be perfect. I'm old enough to be your gran, and I still act like a stupid kid once in a while. It's allowed, my dear.

Just start by telling her "Mum, I've been having blood when I go to the bathroom." Then answer her questions as they come. Once you get that first sentence out, it will be easier. Hugs to you, and do let us know how you come out.
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Gemsi
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   Posted 11/27/2014 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Peachiz,

Like Judy says it is something you really have to bring up to your mum, it is embarrassing though and you may feel a bit silly saying it out loud. That's the negative side. The positive side to telling your mum would be that you can get it checked out, it lifts the weight off your shoulders (sometimes something strange happening to our bodies can be stressful, which could make the problem worse), also most importantly it means whatever it is causing bother, they may be able to find a way to stop it happening quite quickly.

If the problem is first saying it out loud, I sometimes find typing it in a message then holding my phone out to someone to read is easier.

Hope it all goes ok
Hey, I'm Gem with CF, age 28 and diagnosed at 2 years old. I'm from the UK so tell me if I say something you don't understand. I'm no expert but having CF myself I've learnt a few things along the way.
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peachiz1
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   Posted 3/25/2016 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi judy and Gem,
not sure if this is a dead end considering how long ago I initially posted, but I thought I'd update you! So I never ended up telling my mum (stupid decision now that I know where that got me) and it wasn't until late January/early feb that I was taken to the emergency room for a blood transfusion. From there scopes were done and some more tests and in June 2015 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. It's been a rocky road since then but things up beginning to look up. I wanted to thank you for the advice you gave me, even though at the time I was too stubborn to follow through. I realise now that a lot could've been avoided if I had just gone to my mum in the first place.

jujub
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   Posted 3/25/2016 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Peachiz, thanks for the update. I'm sorry you continued to suffer for additional months, but glad you have now been diagnosed and can receive proper treatment. Please do consider checking in on the Ulcerative Colitis forum here at HealingWell to communicate with others who understand.
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nbvet
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   Posted 4/30/2016 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Peachiz, Remember there is no such thing as a stupid question except one that remains unasked. If a person tell you it is stupid, it is he/she who is stupid as they have not understood. Or that they are not your friend! If they be your Doctor the same applies - consider another.
Sorry you continued to suffer. May you deal with the UC well and don't forget to allow yourself to ask all the curly questions - why, diet, what medications are best, side effects and so on....
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