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BingButterfly31
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   Posted 3/30/2006 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone confused
I am a 31 yr old mother of 5. I had my gall bladder removed in 1995. To start i usually get constipated and least once a month and this month was no different but today I was laying down and suddenly started getting really bad cramping and pain in my stomach and lower back it started on my left side and got progressivly worse through out my whole stomach. I sat in the bathroom for over an hour and was finaly able to go but i was soak and wet with sweat from the pain and cramping the stool was soft and then got liquidy and the pain still persisted for about 3 hrs ... it has finally stopped and the last time i went to the bathroom  it was all blood no stool it was a light maroon color. I have never had this happen before and I'm a little worried any ideas on what i should have my doctor look for. confused

pb4
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   Posted 3/30/2006 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
well it could be a hemmie causing the bleeding especially if you have constipation problems....but I will add that internal bleeding (with the exception of a hemmie being involoved) is not a sign of IBS but instead something more along the lines of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) you should be scoped and have routine tests done by a good GI to know for sure what you're dealing with.

take care

Keriamon
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   Posted 3/31/2006 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Given that you have kids, do you ever drink red drinks like Kool-Aid, punch, red fruit juices or cherry fountain sodas? I have definitely found that red drinks will make for red stools (Kool-Aid Tropical Punch being the worst), and it's most noticable when you have only partially-formed stools. Bloody stools are usually dark/black and bloody hemmroids usually bright red (with blood on the toilet paper). If you drink Kool-Aid and you have Kool-Aid colored poop, then it's probably just Kool-Aid. Although colored drinks are the worse, any food that has a lot of red dye in it can do the same thing.

Is your constipation timed to your period? Most of the women on here have some sort of worsening of their IBS when it gets to be "that time of the month". When I was a teen, I always got a bit more constipated right before my period. If you can learn the timing of your constipation, then you might want to try heading it off with some extra fiber, prune juice or aloe vera pills. You might also want to stay away from bananas, cheese and other foods that can worsen or cause constipation.

If this is the only time that you've had this level of pain with a bowel movement after your gall bladder removal, then I wouldn't put you down for IBS just yet (thank goodness, you say!). I've had a few bouts myself of a constipated stool followed immediately by a watery or bile diarrhea stool. If you frequently have stools that are loose or watery with yellow, burning bile in them, then there is medicine out there to help (Welchol). Other than that, I would just chalk this up to a temporary and somewhat random bowel movement caused perhaps, in part, by your lack of gall bladder.

BingButterfly31
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   Posted 3/31/2006 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your replies. No I do not drink anything red I do not drink any kind of kool aid about the only think I drink is water and diet sodas mostly diet pepsi because I have type 2 diabetes controlled by diet. this is actually blood in the stool and sometime there is only blood.I still have the pain and cramping and small amounts of blood today. I am fine as long as I am laying down it hurt a little bit when I am sitting down but when I get up and move around the cramping and pain gets worse.And I already had my period this month so I know its not from that but I know exactly what your talking about because thats around when i get the constipation is a couple days befroe I get it. And no I have never had pain or cramping like this before.Also I started running a low grade fever about and hour ago I don't know if it has anything to do with it but I thought I should mention it confused

pb4
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   Posted 3/31/2006 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
hmm...if you're suspected or confirmed of having IBS you should avoid "diet" everything, the sweetners they use can cause stomach/intestinal irritation, but the blood still has me thinking along the lines of IBD or hemmies (or even both)...I'd be getting to a doc fast.

take care

Keriamon
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   Posted 3/31/2006 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, if you know that is blood or suspect that it is, then you should see a doctor immediately. Hemmroids don't bleed as much as you are describing, and even if they did, then something's wrong with them, because all I ever hear about hemmies doing is slightly coloring the poo or giving some blood on the toilet paper, never nothing but blood. They can get bad (not sure in what way(s)) and require surgery--Pres. Regan had to have surgery on his--so it may not be anything more serious than hemmroids, but you definitely should get checked out, espcially now that you have a temp and the fact that this is not normal for you.
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