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Question: defecated bright red blood

 DFish - Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:44 pm

Hello, i am a 27 yr old diet contains lots of fast food,nothing really green or fruits at all, as far as water consumption i thought i was doing pretty good with drinking 1 gallon every 2-4 days, to add to this scenario i have been under alot of stress recently due to getting two new jobs and working odd hours.
i am drug and alcohol free.

i just went to the bathroom and it felt like i was constipated but it came out as diarrhea, but in the middle of that diarrhea it felt as a big clump came out as well..

After all that was finished, as i was walking out of the bathroom i felt a little ruble in my stomach, sat back down on the toilet and and pooped bright red blood about enuff to fill up a shot glass.. this was the first time this is ever happend to me.

i felt no pain at all nor i am in pain now.i do not feal weak,tired or dizzy, i feal pretty much normal, except for anxiety and stress from the situation.

What should i do now.?
and i have no health insurance.
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:24 pm

User avatar Hi,
If you are even remotely linking marijuana 'cold turkey'ing with your rectal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease and the such, there is no scientifically validated evidence at present to substantiate this link.

Passage of bright-red blood could mean
- bleeding from hemorrhoids(piles),
- bleeding from diverticular disease (diverticulosis coli),
- lower GI bleed (if very brisk),
- an upper GI bleed (if massive), etc.

You must consult your doctor and get assessed.
Best wishes!

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