Blood in the toilet and getting worried!

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Abramo
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   Posted 5/19/2007 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

For the passed couple of weeks, there has been a bit of blood on the toiler paper when I wiped my rear, but as of last night I have been officially scared. Last night I took a "#2" and when I stood up to wipe I looked in the toilet and noticed that the water was discoloured with the colour of blood. I then wiped my rear and the toilet paper had a LOT of dark red blood on it. This has me EXTREMELY worried... I also had to go "#2" about 2-3 times today, and each time the same thing as last night has happened...

Also, recently, for the passed few days I have been feeling a bit naseous (that how you spell that? sick is what I'm going for) in my stomach. I would sometimes wake up in the morning feeling like I'm ready to throw up... to be honest I feel a bit naseous right now.

One more thing, starting today I have been having alot more gas than usual, out of the rear that is. And unfortunate as it is to say, they have been very pungent and quite frankly disgusting when it comes to smell... Sorry for the details, I'm just hoping all this can get pieced together to something.

What should I do? Please, help me out! Any help is appreciated! Thank you in advance!

Sarita
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   Posted 5/20/2007 2:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Abramo,

With as much blood as you're describing, it's a good idea to get yourself seen either at an urgent care clinic or the ER if you haven't experienced this before.  There could be many reasons that you have bloody stools, like inflammatory bowel disease or even just hemorrhoids, but you need to get it checked out by a doctor.  It would be helpful for the doctor if you wrote out a list of the symptoms you're experiencing and how long you've had them.  Have you had any diarrhea or pain at all?


Abramo
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   Posted 5/20/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't really had any pain, and that I remember no diarrhea either. One thing I do have though, and I feel it right now, is a bit of nausea (especially when I just wake up in the morning).

So it's best that I go to an urgent care or ER? I wasn't sure if I was to do that or just call my regular doctor, as this has never really happened before.

Thanks in advance, again.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 5/20/2007 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
If it has stopped then I think you can call you Dr. but get a fast appt. If you are still having bleeding go to ER. You could have ruptured a internal hemmroid if it has stopped. Get it checked out this week.

Abramo
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   Posted 5/20/2007 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I just went to the washroom today and it's still bloody. :( So I guess it's best to go to the hospital. I'll probably go first thing tomorrow, and I will let you know how it goes. Wish me luck! I'm kinda worried...

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 5/20/2007 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
When I ruptured mine it took about 3 days before it completely stopped. I think going is a good idea. I went as a walk in to my Dr. the next day.

Keriamon
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   Posted 5/21/2007 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
That you aren't having pain is a good sign--probably what Canyon mentioned with you just having reputured a hemmie. But doctors always stress getting looked at when you have recatl bleeding, just in case it is something more serious. Even if it's not, you will at least know you have hemmies and can treat them accordingly so you don't have to be worried later.

Abramo
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   Posted 5/21/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all,

First off, thank you all for the replies and support. I really appreciate it. Secondly, I've yet to go to the doctor, but I felt the need to tell you that I just went to the bathroom, and the blood has decreased dramatically! There was still some blood in the toilet and on the toilet paper, but compared to what it used to be, there was a DRAMATIC decrease in the amount of blood. This makes me happy and gives me even more reason to believe that Canyon is right in that it's just a ruptured hemmroid. :) More info as it comes along. :)

Sarita
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   Posted 5/21/2007 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
You should still get yourself to the doc!  But that's good it's decreasing. 

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 5/21/2007 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a minute amount of blood before I was dx with IBS.None since.
SnowyLynne


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   Posted 5/21/2007 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Lots of blood in the toilet can also be caused by diverticulosis when one of the pockets hemorrhages so I definitely agree its best to get it checked out. It could be anything so you need to rule out anything serious.

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pb4
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   Posted 5/21/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Blood is most common with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), with the exception of a hemheroid...I'd be going to the doc ASAP, blood is not something to ignore.

:)

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 5/21/2007 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Any blood in the stool needs to be checked out. It can be indicative of serious things, usually not but not something to take a chance with. If it totally goes away after a couple days I wouldn't make a special trip but if you are not planning on seeing your Doctor in the next couple months I would go in. I was not aware that I had hemmies or I would probably have waited a couple days since it got less everyday. I don't think one needs to go to ER with the situation we have discussed but I have had friends that had a LOT of blood that did not let up and they went fortunately.

UCreallySUCKS
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   Posted 5/22/2007 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Just because the blood has decreased, doesn't mean the problem is going to go away. Your syptoms are exactly what I had prior to being diagnosed with UC.  Blood would come and go, then,  because I didn't see a doctor, it got alot worse out of nowhere.  Now, a year after being released from the hospital, I'm still not fully healed.  In other words, if you see blood, go to the doctor/ER.  Don't procrastinate or it could very well make things worse.

---Nathan---  31 yr old male
Diagnosed May 2006 w/severe UC
Currently in mild flare
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10 mg Prednisone - tapering
1 multivitamin/day
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75mg Imuran/day
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Keriamon
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   Posted 5/22/2007 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Katelynn, you need to determine where the blood is coming from. You should be able to wipe just the front half of you and see if your blood is coming from the vagina, although the easiest way to tell is: are you bleeding when you're not on the toilet? If you are having random bleeding because you're coming off the Depo Provera, then you will bleed all the time, not just when you have a bowel movement. If you have blood only when you have a bowel movement, then it's coming from your intestines and you need to see a doctor as quickly as possible. This is not a side effect of birth control. If the blood just seems to be period-related, then it's nothing to worry about unless it's so heavy that it's causing you problems or you're hurting a lot from it; you may need to take some other sort of BC and then ease down off of it.

7Lil
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   Posted 5/23/2007 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Abramo,
Please get yourself checked out as soon as you can. Blood in the toilet IS NOT normal and it IS NOT something to ignore (even if it does decrease in amount). Please see a doc ASAP and keep us posted on how you are doing.
I think we can all benefit from your bravery and candidness.
Be well.


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Abramo
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   Posted 5/23/2007 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the great ammount of support.

Although I haven't gone to the doctor yet, I just wanted you all to know that I have an appointment with my family doctor for tomorrow (Thursday, May 24) at 12:45pm. It was the soonest available opening that he had.

When I get home I will be sure to fill you in on what happened. Thanks again, speak to you soon!

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   Posted 5/23/2007 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Abramo, make sure to ask for a referral to a GI. You really need to get a good evaluation. As was mentioned above, blood with bowel movements is usually related to IBD and can be quite serious. I have Crohn's and my symptoms were dismissed for years before I was finally diagnosed. I'm also way too familiar with the nausea, especially int he morning. I've often said that I've had enough morning sickness to have had 10 kids.

I hope that it turns out to be nothing serious, but you really do need a complete evaluation and soon.
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7Lil
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   Posted 5/24/2007 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Katelynn,
As Nathan is a regular on the UC board I feel compelled to answer this for you (in case he doesn't reappear here soon)...
UC is Ulcerative Colitis, a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (aka IBD).  Here's an exert from the mayo clinic website:

More than 500,000 Americans have ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. 

Like Crohn's disease, another common IBD, ulcerative colitis can be painful and debilitating and sometimes can lead to life-threatening complications.  Both inflame the lining of your digestive tract, and both can cause severe bouts of watery or bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain. But ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.


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   Posted 5/24/2007 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Katelynn,
I just want to point out, don't confuse IBS with IBD.  IBS (what this forum is all about) is a functional disorder that DOES NOT cause inflammation or bleeding, or any of the "serious" problems IBD does.  IBSers have similar symptoms as IBDers, however, they do not have IBD.  People with IBS are just wired differently, our intestines seem to be more sensitive... We don't know why.  As soon as that is figured out maybe we'll have a cure.  tongue

Anyway, it is good you have been scoped.  It is so important to look for inflammation and make sure there is no disease present.

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Abramo
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   Posted 5/24/2007 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone,

Alright, went to my doctor and I got it checked out. Turns out I have a tear (cut) right at the end of the rectum. He even proved it to me by first touching the tear (which I felt pain) and then touching the other side of the rectum (which I felt no pain). He told me to get some Anusol to help it heal, and to eat alot of bran to soften my stool so as not to reopen the tear. He also asked me to come back in 3 weeks (which I will of course) so he can check deeper in the anus to make sure that it was only a tear that caused the bleeding. The reason he didn't do it now was because it would be too painful for me as it would open the tear and possibly even make it bigger. He also said to go see him if it got worse.

Thank you everyone so much for all your help and support. It is so greatly appreciated! I'm glad it wasn't serious. I will definitely keep all of you posted on how it is going though, and in 3 weeks time I will let you know if I am healed and what the doctor says when I see him again.

Thank you all again!

~Abramo

PS - Oh yea! To fill you in on how it's going with the bleeding part, I went to the washroom today and there was no blood! Not even on the paper! Ahh, I feel so relieved! Hehe. :-)

pb4
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   Posted 5/24/2007 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I hope it doesn't end up becomming anything more serious but it sure does bring light to that old saying..."tear me a knew one" doesn't it.

:)

Abramo
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   Posted 5/24/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you. :) I hope so too. And hahaha, indeed it does...

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   Posted 5/25/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
So glad to hear Abramo. Hopefully it heals for you and you won't have anymore problems.

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   Posted 5/25/2007 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news, Abramo!!! Anal fissures aren't anything to worry about, hopefully that is the root cause of the blood. Eat lots of fiber, drink lots of water, and go for the stool softner... You'll be healed in no time. Please keep us posted.
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