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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: Blood On My Stool
|davey2 - Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:40 am|
Hello, during the past week or so I have been noticing bright red blood on the surface of my stool. It is not painful to use the restroom but it feels very tender (stretching feeling). I also notice that there is a small amount of blood on the the toilet paper which appears only on the first wipe. There is are no changes of my bowel movements but I do drink alot of water which causes me to use the restroom many times a day. I have an appointment with my doctor next week but I have become impatient and worried.
Do you know what possible diseases or bacteria infections could have causes this?
Could excessive wiping cause this?
On top of this I have been suffering from post nasal drip which has produced very thick and nasty phlegm. I took blood test about a month ago which said that my liver blood levels are high (it is not hepatitis, thankfully). Could these other problems have anything to do with my bleeding.
|Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:05 am|
Bright red blood typically indicates a location in the lower intestinal tract which would include the rectum/anus. Hemorrhoids, rectal/anal tears, etc., resulting from passage of large or hard stools may also produce bright red blood. Any rectal bleeding requires an evaluation by a physician to identify the causative factor so appropriate treatment may be initiated. Best wishes.
Theresa Jones, RN
|davey2 - Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:53 am|
Thanks for responding. It has been a few days since I have seen any blood. So I am hoping that it was just a small tear probably caused by excessive wiping. To be sure I will see my doctor in a few days.
Thanks again, David
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