(Closed) Should I call the Dr? Maybe TMI

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Definitely blood in stool isn’t normal it could just be from not being able to go to bathroom well but it still should not be there

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

You might have an infection in your colon. Something similar happened to me. I would try taking something to help regulate you like a laxative, and if that doesn’t help, then definitely go see a doctor! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Sounds like you could have a food sensitivity/intolerance.  I have very rare bowel movements (like it will take 4 days) if I eat ANY wheat or gluten…so I cute that out of my diet, along with dairy and yeast, about 4 years ago.  I would recommend eliminating wheat and seeing if that helps….  

 

And, props for eating healthy!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Blood in the stool is not normal. You should at the very least get this cecked out because it could have a number of causes. Most of the time it is minor ailments that cause blood in the stool, but sometimes it can be due to more serious problems so it’s better to be safe than sorry!

If you’re running a fever and also fidning blood in your stool it could be a sign of an infection. Another thing you could ask your doctor about is gastritis. It’s a condition that causes irritation in the bowels. A coupld of years ago I had to make a visit to the emergency room because I had let similar symptoms build up until they made me really ill. It was a simple fix, but I had waited so long that I made myself get in pretty bad shape. My stomach was severly bloated and I couldn’t keep any food down. Turns out it was all caused by an untreated stomach ulcer and some irritated bowels as a result.

Best to go get checked out.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Not to be gross – but can you tell if the blood is actually in your stool or is it irritation from perhaps have a bowel movement that was too large/hard?

Either way, you should probably check with a doctor just to be safe.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You should go see a gastrointerologist–i have chronic constipation and will get really bloated after 3 or 4 days and just feel awful, so I feel your pain. I’ve been struggling for years to get regular. Not fun. I don’t have a food sensitivity issue, but I was tested for a few and my dr put me on something called Kristalose, which is like a prescription version of Miralax and it has helped a LOT. If i’m diligent about taking it–it’s hard to remember.  Don’t suffer–go see a GI doctor. There could be a LOT of reasons you are bloated and aren’t pooping right! Ugh i feel your pain and hope you feel better soon! You’ll wonder why you didn’t see a dr earlier….although they may give you a colonoscopy which isn’t a walk in the park =

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well, blood in your stool is not normal. I used to have a similar issue, so I just changed some things in my diet. Instead of taking laxatives, I suggest adding nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.). I put a few chopped nuts in my oatmeal or my fiber cereal every morning (along with some sliced strawberries), and I have no problems. That might help.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@bridget_124: I’m sorry you are in pain. While I haven’t had blood in my stools, I’ve had digestive problems. I went to a gastro doctor and I was gaining weight bad (I was always at a healthy weight until I had issues with digestion). I always ate healthy too. They gave me a colonosopy and found out that my instestine was long and told me to go on the South Beach diet. He said that having long intestines may have made it harder/longer for me to digest food. Since, then I have lost weight. I realized that eating pototoes, white rice, and white bread were the main issues for me.

ETA: I also only drink 1% milk and skinny cow (which is made with 1% milk). That made a huge difference for me.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

In the meantime between now and the doctor maybe try doubling up on the probiotic yogurt and acidophilus…couldn’t hurt! (unless your concerned about the dairy allergy)

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you have recently increased the amount of fiber by a lot, it can also lead to side effects like bloating.  Definitely follow up with your Dr!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I think that any time someone has an issue where they have to ask if they should call the doctor, then they should probably call the doctor.

Good luck.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree you should contact your doctor.  FWIW, excepting the blood (maybe if it’s coming from breaking skin/fissures b/c of difficulty going to the bathroom…) it sounds like the symptoms I was having when I was eating too few calories for my body, and stuffing myself on fiber and water so I wouldn’t feel as hungry. 

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