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Melody5
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   Posted 1/18/2014 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm having large amounts of blood in my stools and am concerned. Should I go to the ER or just wait to see my doctor on Monday? I just don't want to overreact.
Melodie -
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couchtater
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   Posted 1/18/2014 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
If it's bright red it's probably hemorrhoids. If it's dark or tarry color then it's internal bleeding.
Also if you're bleeding very heavy you may need to get it cauterized.
Joy
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Melody5
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   Posted 1/18/2014 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not going to go to the doctors, I'm just going to wait till Monday. It was a bright red and I think it may be a burst vessel. I've just never experienced anything like it so it scared me.
Melodie -
Dx: Autoimmune Pending type
Meds: PredniSONE 20mg a day

Keep the faith!

Barbara Lee
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   Posted 1/19/2014 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Melody:

How is the bleeding today? Is it better or worse? It sounds like it's possible that you may have burst a vessel. Are you having anything else with the bleeding. Like feeling dizzy or faint, normally if you are filling up a pad with blood every hour then you need to go to the ER and be looked at.

If you are just basically spotting then waiting until Tomorrow would be fine for me to do. Now, I'm not a Doctor and can't tell you what to do health wise. You might want to put a post on the Crohns forum and ask them about the rectal bleeding. The folks over there are VERY KNOWLEDGE about stools and stuff in them.

I hope you being to feel better really soon. Please let us know how you are doing, and keep you head up.

Hugs,
Barbara
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acquiesce
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   Posted 1/19/2014 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Melody, I'm new here and hope you are doing better today.

It's so hard to know what to do when these new scary symptoms come from out of nowhere! I have found myself countless times in the last few years torn between waiting to see my doc and going to the emergency room.

I can't say either way which is best as I'm no doctor, but I just wanted you to know that you aren't the only one who has that argument with themselves and I sincerely think there is no wrong answer of what to do. You gotta do what is right for you and look out for yourself regardless :) don't ever feel silly or bad for taking care of yourself.

*hugs*

Dianax3
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   Posted 1/20/2014 1:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey! I just wanted to say I went through something similar definitely go to the doctor! I went and he sent me to a go but I found out it was internal hemmoroids. Thought I'd post to help. Yes the bleeding I had was frightening so I understand! Definitely see a doctor nothing to play with but just to ease your mind you probably have hemmoroids which suck but will go away on there own :) I got them pushing in delivery of my daughter I assume.

Melody5
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   Posted 1/20/2014 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, everything has gotten better. It was internal hemmorids. A little embarrassing going to and ER TO FIND OUT, but worth the check. Thank you all for the concern and replies.
Melodie -
Dx: Autoimmune Pending type
Meds: PredniSONE 20mg a day

Keep the faith!

acquiesce
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Total Posts : 360
   Posted 1/21/2014 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I hear ya, had to call my rheumy's office last week about my bowel movement color. Yeahhhhh! Fantastic! I was slightly mortified lol.

I'm glad it was just hemmoroids, at least it's not something worse or scary and now you know. I applaud your courage :D
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