Mucus-like blood before bowl movement?

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ashleybaby
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   Posted 10/1/2006 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I have normally soft stool due to my ibs. But in the past few months ive been noticing that sometimes i pass this mucusy blood. not alot. and i dont think i have hemmoroids, there's no pain down there that is different from my normal ibs symptoms. Its a bit scary, as i dont know what it is. Its not from constipation, or hard stool that ive been passing, as like i mentioned before, i dont get constipated, or have hard stool. Any thoughts? Any and ALL comments so greatly appreciated. Thank u for putting up with the not-so-lovely-description!!

Keriamon
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   Posted 10/2/2006 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Whenever you have blood in your stool, you should see a doctor. If it's bright red, it might be from internal hemmroids, but it could be something a bit more serious, like a rectal fissure or an ulceration low in the intestines. I have internal hemmroids and I never knew it until I had a colonoscopy; they don't ever hurt--although they sometimes itch if they've become damaged.

While constipated stools are the usual culprit behind hemmroid bleeding, if you have to sit on the pot a lot due to diarrhea, that can put a strain on your rectum and cause hemmroids/make them bleed.

ashleybaby
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   Posted 10/2/2006 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
ok thank you so much. Your information is so helpful. When you went to the doctor , how long did it take for you to get your colonoscopy? was it a long wait? or because of the urgency of the situation they took you right in?

bluemeanies
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   Posted 10/2/2006 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I have occasional bleeding but I have crohn's disease also. It usually takes up to three months to be scheduled as a new patient to see a gastroenterologist. I would suggest one over a regular doctor but you should see someone about the bleeding. My gastro usually schedules colonoscopies within a couple of weeks. The prep is the worst part of the test. I hope you are feeling better soon.

ashleybaby
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   Posted 10/2/2006 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much. its pretty scary. IM only 21 and have had ibs since i was 15 roughly. When i went to a gastroenterologist at the age of 18 they only did a scope down my throat and from THAT , determined i had ibs and left it at that. since ive just been dealing on my own. But now, im worried. Being in a new city too, a MUCH bigger one from the one i grew up in, its a whole new thing to figure out whre to go and what to do next. But, thank goodness for this site. I feel so comfortable being able to talk about it. Otherwise i wouldnt!! Thank you for your input!

Keriamon
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   Posted 10/2/2006 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Here's what happened to me some years ago: My mother made my doctor's appointment as I was out-of-state at college.  But I saw my G.P and had an ultrasound on Monday, saw a G.I. on Tuesday or Wednesday and had a hida scan that afternoon and had a colonoscopy and endoscopy on Friday.  I had to take off from college and come 400 miles to see the doctors and get my tests, so they were amazingly fast about getting all of that stuff done.  Once you get in to see a G.I., colonoscopies are typically done a week or two later.  A good G.I. has a months-long waiting list (at least mine did); newer G.I.s can be seen inside a week or two.  At least that's what I have seen over the past few years. 

ashleybaby
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   Posted 10/2/2006 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
wow... thats pretty fast. Good for you. Im glad you got in so quickly! I hope i get a colonoscopy. (bet they never hear anyone say THAT!) but seriously, its one of those things that was suppposed to be done before and i never got it. Living in montreal... i have to go to a clinic as i dont have a family doctor and see about getting something done. Here's hoping!!
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