Posted by: worried | 2011/06/22

had possible stomach flu now stool has small amount of blood.

Hi Doc

Well Sunday (while i had to enjoy fathers day) i developed serious stomach cramps followed by diarrhae for most of the day .... this was very watery and later on i started to vomit as well.

everything later on stopped as quick as it started (well next morning) so now 3 days later i had to go to the toilet to pass a stool for the first time since Sunday evening. i could feel that i wanted to go to the toilet but it was difficult to pass it, i strained a little and 2 small pieces came out and then a larger one ...... the last one had small amount of mucus and bright red spots i suspect this is blood you could see that this was and the end of the stool.

Now i have been diagnosed with IBS since 1997 and i have been living with a troublesome intestines for all this time, now could the blood be because of the diarhae (possibly a hemeroid) i think i do have one at the opening as i have felt it before?

i only once before had small spots of blood in my stool about 2 years ago as i was constipated.

your info in this is highly appreciated.

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Our expert says:
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It is possible that you are suffering from gastroenteritis. You have to consult your doctor for an examination, blood tests and a stool analysis. The blood in your stools are most likely due to a small mucosal tare of the opening at the anus, due to the increased pressure/irritation when you passed the difficult stool or due to the piles but other possibilities have to be excluded.

If you are over 50 years of age, it will be a good idea to have a colonoscopy done.


Dr Anrich

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Posted by: Worried | 2011/06/23

Hi Doc

i forgot to add, i am 39 year old male :-) and i have been living with IBS symptoms for more than 17 years.

Also this morning i had to run to the toilet and the very first stool normal size had some traces of brow mucus and some redness as well not allot the rest looked fine with the very last one having redness also once again not allot of it, the toilet water don''t stain red from this nor does the toilet paper.

i know i do have a hemeroid but this you can see and feel at the opening of the anus, could this hemeroid be located on the inside as well ?? and could it be that it is now bleeding because of the heavy diarhae i had the whole of Sunday?

i know something is up as i do feel uncomfortable in the anal area now.


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