Post Edited (pb4) : 4/28/2008 10:51:41 PM (GMT-6)
Hi.This is my very first time on here. I've been through the mill for the past 2 months. In a period of 4 weeks I've been diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis,rheumatoid arthritis and docs aren't finished yet. I had a colonoscopy and doc said "ulcerative colitis" with the ulcers that go along with that.
Regarding the bleeding, I can only tell you my own experiences. I've had my share of the bowl being bright red from hemroids for many years. Was told not to worry about it. Had them taken out because they got too large but some grew back. Many years later, like in the past few months, I started to once again have the same red blood. I chalked it up to my hemroids. Then I started to also see black in my stool.
To try to make a long story short, the bleeding came from my ulcers. I would never have known that if I didn't get that colonoscopy. The black blood represents bleeding further from the anus and my red blood was from my rectum. INFLAMMATION! Found out I have auto ammune disease and that's where it's been going since.
I personally feel that you really have to try to find a good doctor somewhere and get a colonoscopy. They can visually see your entire colon and take biopsies if necessary. Maybe you do just have bleeding hemroids but I would not waist any time seeking further help.
I hope I didn't make you nervouse.