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   Posted 1/21/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Can being nervous or worry about something, cause blood in the stool? 

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   Posted 1/21/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it triggers a stress response in the body which in turn can aggravate things in your colon. I know it has for me many times in the past.
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   Posted 1/21/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes, stress is what brought on my first flare.  I take a small dose of anti-anxiety medication to help when under stress.  It helps some.  There is also anti-spasmodics that help.  Ask your doctor.


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 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
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   Posted 1/21/2009 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah, stress increases blood/mucus for me as well!
since Nov'2008:Mucus & Blood in stools, Gas, Constipation sometimes - No D !
Visited GI first time in Jan'09 first week, followed by Sigmoidoscopy/biopsy next week, results show mild inflammation in lower part of colon-advised Canasa suppository.

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