Posted by: worry wart | 2005/07/01

Serious or not......

I have noticed that for the past week, I have blood in my stools. It is quite a fair amount as the toilet water is red with blood. I have no cramping, pain etc although I do sometimes am bothered with piles. Should I be worried? The blood is not black but red as if I am menstruating but have had a hysterectomy. I am wondering if this could be serious and needs to be checked out by my GP.

I was diagnosed 5 years ago with diverticulitus and have been taking Colofac and Librax since. I went for a colonscopy about a month ago and all was fine. Doc told me there were no signs of diverticuli and have stopped medication.

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Worry wart, it is probably due to haemorrhoids, but it might also be due to an anal tear or abscess, a fissure, polyps, diverticula, inflammatory bowel diseases and even tumours. The best would be to see your doctor and make sure. Good luck.

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