Nonetheless it is just blood and we all get that.
I bled all August and dropped from 200 to 160 until I found Librix. From what I read its not a 'clot' until it obstructs something...
...as far as I can see from what I have read that is a true blood clot, if your not on blood thinners its bleeding not 'clotting' ...
Sorry I offended you. I wasn't trying to discount your condition. I realize how serious blood clots can be. My sister was hospitalized for getting one in her lungs.
However, here is the definition of a blood clot:
"A semisolid, gelatinous mass of coagulated blood that consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a fibrin network."
You will see, there is no mention of obstruction or blood thinners.
Moreover, "blood clots form when there is damage to the lining of a blood vessel, either an artery or a vein. The damage may be obvious, such as a laceration, or may occur on the microscopic level."
The blood that passes through our colon has to come from somewhere. In our case, it's from ulcers that are eating into the veins that are in the lining of our colons. The veins become damaged and blood clots form. Luckily, it is easier for the blood clots to pass through the colon than through the tiny veins.
However, a blood clot can be very dangerous when it passes through the veins/arteries to the lungs or brain. That's why my GI gets very concerned and wants to put me on stronger medication when I tell him I'm passing blood clots. Seeing how dangerous blood clots can be, I think it is very important to let others know. It is also a consideration when deciding what meds to take, whether or not to take stronger meds, and whether or not to get surgery. They should not be simply discounted as being just blood.
Post Edited (subdued) : 9/29/2010 2:27:00 PM (GMT-6)