Posted 4/18/2018 8:30 AM (GMT -6)
I am a 27 year old white male. 165 lbs. In the past three weeks, I have been having stomach issues. I went to the doctor last week and was diagnosed with stress induced gastritis. I was put on Prilosec OTC and told to come back in a month. So about three weeks from now.
The medicine is working. I no longer have those hunger pangs, nausea, and reflux.
I did noticed though yesterday that I had some red in my stool. My stool color was green yesterday and today brown. Both days I noticed there were like red specks on my stool. Some looked like red peels of something other times not so much.
These red specks are not on all of my stools. Just some of them. The TP however is not red but the color of the stool (brown-greenish). This has me puzzled.
Could it be food? I don't remember eating anything reddish. I did eat some jelly bean candies the past few days.
It is ironic. I feel much better compared to a few weeks ago but this one symptom unnerves me.
Could I be overanalyzing this? I am a hypochondriac.
I am also wondering if this could be IBS symptoms (I've never been diagnosed). It tends to flare up when I get stressed. This is my last week of grad school so I am pretty stressed right now.
Does anyone have any insight?