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    Thumbs down Potty talk... WARNING: Icky icky!!

    Well.. I've been putting off this dreaded subject because it's only been an occaional thing.. And hasn't been too alarming.. But now it's happening much more frequently. I aplogize for the yucky things I'm about to discuss... Leave now if you are easily disgusted!!!

    I've been having lots of blood in my stools. It's not dark, tarry, or anything like that.. It's bright red and a little 'mixed' in. Sometimes it's on the TP too.

    Probably just hemmoriods, right? If so, is this normal with AI disease? Or what else causes? New meds? I'm not really 'straining' (sorry, gross I know) but I don't know if whether I should be alarmed or not.

    I thought those were things that only old people got..... Once again..

    I'M TOO YOUNG FOR THIS!
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    Could very well be hemmoriods but if the blood is mixed in that I would have to think not. I had them when I was pregnant and they are not fun. I hope you find out what is causing it soon.

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    you should really talk to your Dr. about it, it can be serious. Not to scare you but better be safe than sorry. My son has ulcerative colitis and thats how it was detected. You can also develop anemia because you can even be loosing more blood than what you're actually seeing. Please give your doctor a call.

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    Just seconding what chikititalinda said...and I'm sorry you are having this issue!!!

    Aren't you glad we have the internet so we can ask these embarrassing questions anonymously? :-P

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    i have had severe hemeroids.
    needed an operation to fix the worst of them.
    i still have some polups .

    i do not think this is hemeroids.

    i would suggest talking to your doctor.

    i am currently involved in a national screening program for bowel cancer.
    i have also read about a few other types of bowel problems.

    please do not get over concerned yet..... but see a doctor.

    loss of blood through your stools can be serious,
    as you have limited observation of how much blood you are actually loosing.

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    Lexie,
    Hemorrhoids are definitely not an old person thing - LOL! They are very common during pregnancy, and my poor daughter had to get hers treated surgically after she had the baby. My hubby has battled them ever since he was a young man in college, and still has them.
    I'm the lucky one who hasn't experienced them, even through five pregnancies.
    I agree with the others here. It could well be simply hemorrhoids, but it's a good idea to talk to your doc to rule out anything else.
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    Blood in stool, is always a reason to see a doctor asap.
    Most likely, it's nothing to worry about, but you want to make sure.

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    Let me join this group. I started having this problem today. I will be getting the majority of my meds tomorrow and will be back on what I need to be on so hopefully it will put a stop to this one. Did you ever find out what caused yours?
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    I've had blood in my stool as well and my doctor suspected Hemmoroids too. I don't strain much either because I usually have very loose stool or diarrhea instead of going normally. I have an appointment with a gastro to talk about this stuff to try to figure out what the problem is.
    I don't see your post as disgusting at all, cuz heck, we all poop!
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    My husband, Bola would be in the loo for a long time. I told him, it could cause hemorrhoids...jokingly because of a commercial. Have you ever heard of the commercial for prepration H? Catch phrase.. " Some job been sittin' all day and now I have hemorrhoids."

    In a few years he developed blood, bright red in his stools. His primary said he did not find any hemorrhoids so he was referred to a gastroenterologist...buttoscopy DR. found hemorrhoids further in his rectum. He told him it was from sitting on the loo reading magazines because Bola never strained either. Just the downward pressure on the rectum while hanging over an opening...

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