I just had diarrhea and a pretty good amount of bright red blood came out with it, what could it be?

I just had diarrhea and a pretty good amount of bright red blood came out with it. What could it be?

Deborah Clements
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Bowl inflammation, ulcers, hemorrhoids, intestinal tear. I would get some labs done to know for sure

Kehli Blanco
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I'm thinking if it was something like that it would be just a little bit but this was coming out of me and pretty good amount.

Deborah Clements 3 years

It only happened once and I just went to the bathroom again and there wasn't any. Should I wait to go to the doctor until it happens twice?

Deborah Clements 3 years

The intestine are like getting a small little tiny cut on the head it will bleed like crazy it's probably just a hemorrhoid

Kevin Riddle 3 years

But aren't hemorrhoids when your anus is swollen or something?

Deborah Clements 3 years

No it's a vein that has been torn

Kevin Riddle 3 years
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This is really scary!

Deborah Clements
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I wouldn't go to Er but I would seek medical expertise.

Kehli Blanco
K

Ok, I hate the ER and I have a 6 month old that I'm breastfeeding so would like to avoid it if possible.

Deborah Clements 3 years

Are you taking too many aspirin

Janet Aldridge
J

I never take aspirin.

Deborah Clements 3 years

That happens some time to me to If it happens again get checked

Janet Aldridge 3 years

I've seen a little blood on tissue before after wiping but this a lot like I was pooping blood and that has never happened.

Deborah Clements 3 years

You could have a small anal tier

Janet Aldridge 3 years

What causes that? I haven't been constipated.

Deborah Clements 3 years
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Bright red blood means hemorrhoids or pollup in lower colon. If it were higher in the gi tract it would be darker and or congealed. Ulcer blood looks like coffee grounds. Small intestibe blood can look like liver pieces.

Cricket Freeman
C

That makes me feel better. Thanks.

Deborah Clements 3 years

Hemorrhoid

Jessica Cameron
J

Make an appointment for the doctor... İ only go to them for "special occasions " lol... And this would be one... You just want to make sure its nothing serious

Beth Mcbride
B

Ok. Shouldn't I wait until it happens again?

Deborah Clements 3 years

I would, but thats me

Beth Mcbride 3 years

Could be something you ate

Beth Mcbride 3 years

What, you would wait to see if it happens again before going to the doctor?

Deborah Clements 3 years

Yes

Beth Mcbride 3 years
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On any medications? Steroids like prednisone have done that to me.

Jamie Self
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No medications.

Deborah Clements 3 years

Epsom salt baths will help if it's a fissure which is a tear. Had before... İt looks like a lot blood but it's really not. Use to get them all the time but haven't had for years they healed on their own

AprilandJames Vick
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If it's not hemorrhoid, then test for a gluten allergy through a blood test. Also research colitis if it continues. You should also definitely do a colonoscopy if you've never done one at some point even if you get better.

Eileen Bartley
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Thanks for the advice.

Deborah Clements 3 years

straining and irritation of the colon. Only need to worry if blood is dark

Cole Gipson
C

It was so much blood. It looked like 1/4 cup.

Deborah Clements 3 years

burst cyst or hemorroid maybe then

Cole Gipson 3 years

Ok, thanks.

Deborah Clements 3 years

Light red roids, dark red danger

Courtney Varner
C

Mine was internal hemorrhoids. I stopped dairy and they are gone. No cheese or any other dairy.

Lane Meza
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Hi deborah,
I am not trying to frighten you but unless someone here is a colorectal surgeon who has run your labs and examined you they really cannot say what is happening and what your differential diagnosis could be.
And no DC/ND/DO/MD etc would attempt to do that via FB.
When it comes to this it is better to be safe (that is just my experience talking).
It very well could be nothing at all but I would rather you think I'm an annoying idiot than you fall and hit your head later.
Get a quick blood count and check just to be safe and follow above ideas that seem logical to you

Christianne Conley
C

Thank you! Not annoying at all.

Deborah Clements 3 years

Just be careful. At the minimum hydrate. Your hydration/blood volume demands are different nursing too.

Christianne Conley 3 years

I drink a ton of water so not worried about hydration.

Deborah Clements 3 years

deborah, I had it happen to me last week. (No diarrhea)But I was squeezing it out too hard. Went to the store and got the Preparation H suppositories. No more pain. But bloody added to stools stayed for 7 days.

Tracy Costa
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Is your stool dark brown or black? That'd mean it's further up in gi tract. But bright blood in stool would be lower gi tract/ or rectum. I'd get a doctor's opinion.

Natalie Sellers
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Stool was a regular brown color. It wasn't dark at all.

Deborah Clements 3 years

Then I'd say you're having issues in lower gi tract. Witch hazel for any discomfort til you see a doctor.

Natalie Sellers 3 years

It doesn't hurt at all.

Deborah Clements 3 years

That's good. Maybe you have a tear somewhere. In time it will heal. Good luck

Natalie Sellers 3 years

Thanks!

Deborah Clements 3 years

If it happens again, go to the doctor. I had similar issues and had ulcerative colitis. Someone else I spoke with had the same problem, but hers was internal hemorrhoids.

Charity Harrell
C

Yeah, I was going to.

Deborah Clements 3 years

Ladies, she said "bright red" not "dark red" as from hemorrhoids. Different color (actually shade) is from different sources. Might be internal bleeding = from "never mind" to "Warning, life threat".
Colonoscopy ASAP

Averyan Gunn
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