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Jen asks:

I went to the bathroom and there was blood on the tissue and my stool is a lot lighter in color than normal. It's like a really light tan. HELP!!!!!




Dear Jen,

Thanks for the question.

Blood on the toilet paper after wiping can be from something as innocent as a mild anal irritation, to complex processes like colitis or even (rarely) colon malignancy.

Be sure you are not constipated; get plenty of fiber in, via green, leafy veggies, complex carbs and Metamucil, and drink at LEAST 8-10 LARGE glasses of water a day. If you are still having problems, please see your doctor to get the situation checked out.

good luck, and hope this helps you.

Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

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175 Comments on "lighter stool, blood"

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Questionaboutit, If I were you I would question my doctor about sending a stool sample to a lab for analysis and if blood is indicated a esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) might be a good idea. An EGD is like a colonoscopy with the exception that the camera rather than being stuffed up your ass is crammed down your throat.

I have had the procedure performed, and although it is not one of my more pleasant memories it was bearable.

Best of luck to you.


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Suddenly in the last week I have had about 5 very dark brown bowel movements. They don't smell bad, but I have never had them this dark before. The color went back to normal after two days, but then this morning went and almost all of it was normal, but the last 1/4 of it was dark again. I went to the Dr. and I have low iron, but that is it. And it is not that low. I am worried about upper GI bleeding. I have no pain.

Anyone have any advice.

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Interesting thought Javier however what works for one doesn't necessarily work for all.

My mother, at her 99th birthday party, was asked what she attributed he longevity to. She replied, "lots of pork fat, lots of salt, and lots of sugar." She lived two months past her 100th birthday.

I had an old neighbor when I was a kid, a saddle maker, who smoked two or three packs of unfiltered cigarettes per day for his whole adult life. He died at the age of 95 from complications from a broken hip he suffered while taking a two mile walk in heavy snow to catch a bus downtown to the shop in which he still worked daily. He didn't even cough from the cigarettes.

My father didn't drink or smoke and ate healthy, mostly organic, foods yet he died from an acute myocardial infarction at the relatively young age of 61.

Sometimes we just come up with the luck of the draw when it comes to health and longevity.


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I also have some problems, I went to the doctor and he performed a colonoscopy and said I had medium hemmorhoids. Okay people, how many of you guys eat cooked food for dinner and keep on eating big meals without working out like you should? It can happen to anyone at any time. A lot of young kids today eat a lot of strong meat, which will kill them in the long run, drink sodas, which will cause cancer and diabetes, and drink a lot of booze. How many of you smoke? Get into a good habit with good superfoods and avoid everything that the cooked-culture is trying to seduce you with. Mine comes out looking like ground beef sometimes and I never eat ground beef. Once I was afraid I just pooped out my own intestines, but I realize that there would be a lot of blood if that happened. I have rarely had a serious case of blood. Take your health very seriously and avoid fats and sugars, eat lots of good health-foods that help your colon clean your body and help your kidneys help your body cleanse itself. Stop eating big steak dinners if you are under 30, start eating a lot of fiber, stop smoking, start eating less cooked and oily food and start eating more fruits and vegetables. It exhausts your mitochondria to work against hard to digest food and your bowel produces all of your bodily energy. Without good mitochondrial health your bowel doesn't produce enough energy to even begin the digestion process and you only go downhill from there into cancer! Get a colonoscopy first. Don't be afraid, stupid. Get a colonoscopy first thing. Eat healthier and stop complaining about health foods you, "hate" and really start ordering water every time you dine. You are killing yourself with sugar and tough meat. Don't eat steaks until you are 30 or so, avoid meat in general, eat fish if you are a meathead.

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AC 1/21--Yes you should be concerned. Pain is always a cause for concern, as are changes in poop. Please get your ass to a doctor and see what he or she says when you repeat the same thing you typed here.
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From time to time I have dark blood in my poo, although it can go months inbetween occurences. Furthermore my back now hurts down the lower left hand side most times i go to the toilet and when i wake up in the morning. Furthermore my poo is turning a kind of mustard yellow. Am I being a hypocondriac or should I be concerned.

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I have been having stomach cramping for about a week...on and off constipation and today I went to the bathroom and it looked like a square of blood mixed in my poop. I did have a blueberry muffin last night and there wasn't any blood on the TP. What could this be?

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Anon Preg Coward: Believe me, things can get far worse if you DON'T go to the doctor. Please go--now!

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Dear Bitch, That is our standard advice for bleeding tush holes, see a doc and don't be embarrassed, he/she has probably spread cheeks other than your's to take a peek. Good luck.


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hiya, I'm 15 and yesterday I was experiencing constipation and after I went potty there was a bloody mucus on the T.P. and this happened on 3 occasions on yesterday and once so far today. Any advice? Except go to the doc...too embarrassing...

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I am currently 20 weeks pregnant with baby #3 & have suffered on & off for years with constipation due to being on several different narcotic pain relievers prescribed by my family doctor. This evening I got SEVERE pains in my stomach while trying to put my kids to bed & ran to the bathroom. I've had a lot of pain lately in my abdomen, both for the pregnancy issues I have & something else I just can't figure out.

Anyway tonight once I got into the bathroom I sat down to try to go & the pain got VERY intense. I started rocking back & forth to help with the pains & hoping it would make it a little easier to go. While going I got some sharp pains around my anus & knew that I had probably torn a little as it's happened before. BUT this time when I went to wipe myself the toilet paper was covered with a large amount of blood & some LARGE clots. The 1st clot was larger then a loonie & then there were several others on fresh toilet paper after the initial wipe all around quarter sized. The toilet water was bright red & nothing could be seen. This bleeding lasted about 15 minutes, but the cramping & pain hasn't stopped more then 2 hours later.

I'm scared to go to the dr about it. I know the medication can cause it or aggravate it as can pregnancy & I've tried to stop taking the meds but due to a spinal injury I need it in order to be able to move & function without EXTREME pain.

HELP ME PLEASE !!! I've NEVER bled like this before & NEVER had clots that large.... I'm extremely worried & scared.

Thanks in Advance

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Mrs.V ... The standard advice given to all people experiencing bloody poop, regardless of age, is simple. SEE A DOCTOR!

There may be nothing serious going on but a doctor is by far the best judge of that. Good luck to you.


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Hi, I am 19 years old and as of last night my lower abdomen started cramping like I had to poo very badly, so I went to the bathroom and I barely had to poop but when I wiped I noticed that there were chunks of blood in the toilet, kind of mucus like. It was like diarrhea poop. My abdomen is still cramping like I still have to poop and it's the next day. There is still blood in my poop this morning as well. HELP! I'm 19 and I can only pray this isn't too serious!!!!!!! PLEASE ANSWER ME..

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Hello, Concerned: Check back to your diet, if possible; there are things you can eat that will turn the water red (beets; Twizzlers; etc.). If that is not the cause, and you are satisfied that it is blood, please overcome your fear of the doctor and go!

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I had a very heavy flow of bright red blood in my stool. It has happened before, but hasn't happened for several weeks. This time it continued after I finished the bowel movement and I bled (leaked) in the shower. I am on plavix (blood thiner). I have no pain whatsoever, however I am concerned about the amount of blood loss with this past event. I believe it is internal hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Is there some kind of simple prevention or remedy I can do to treat the possibility of internal hemorrhoids or an anal fissure?

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Hi,I need answers from you since I am too much of a wimp to go in for a doctor visit for this. About 9 months ago, I noticed the toilet water turned bright red AFTER I already pooped, meaning I saw the poop go down, it was normal color, and then the water began to fill with blood. The tissue was bright red too. It lasted for a couple days and then went away, only coming back every so often, but not frequently enough to alarm me. But just 2 weeks ago, the same thing happened again, and this time it is not going away. Every poop now for 2 weeks has ended with bright red water and tissue. On top of that, my butt has been itching me uncontrollably for about 3 months, though it comes and goes. I am really hoping it is just something like an anal fissure, but I can't tell. I need your advice quickly!!! This really concerns me but I haven't got the guts to tell anybody. Please tell me what you think. Thank you!

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I suddenly began having severe pain on bowel movements, so bad that I actually screamed aloud. This went on for days. I visited my primary physician who said that all he saw were normal hemorrhoids. Over the months, the pain lessened to where I only yelled aloud, and then finally moaning and groaning, with an occasional yelp of pain.

I researched for weeks on the Internet until I found someone mention dibucaine. I found that Nupercainal gave me relief, although other brands of dibucaine did not.

After a year of this pain, after a colonoscopy, my gastroenterlogist said that I had a hypertrophied anal papilla. After removal by a surgeon, I was cured!

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Hi, I have a question. I really would like to know why am I pooping all the time, not hard poop, but like diarrhea and blood in the toilet. I am not constipated and when I poop my lower back hurts a lot. I have been feeling really week and my body hurts all over and my back hurts really bad in the lower back and I had really bad abdominal pains. What can it be? I really want to know. I never felt like this before and I'm only 17 help! I know this isn't normal.

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You sound in bad shape; you should see a doctor. Almost as important: your English is well-nigh terminal, and I would suggest a strong solid grammar and spelling course.

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im seriously worried i never have poop problems but recently i wiped after wot i thought was a bit of diarhoea and it looked sorta relli light brown/pink, i got scared n wrote it off n then seen it again later on n told my parents. they said it was piles n i sed no, they said yes. Im really worried cus now i cant go to the toilet and im relli constipated, wen i want to go im afriad it will hurt or cause me more problems if i squeeze it out. what do i do? i usually go about twice a day on most days n sometimes up to 3 or 4 n thats normal
but oover last 3 days i been going at about 5 or 6 cus it was only coming out a bit at a time. And now i cant go at all, especially after the pink stuff which nearly made me faint with worry.

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Hello Curious: At a guess, you are in no immediate danger, but you should get looked at as soon as you can once you get home. One possibility is that a tiny blood vessel or blood blister in the anal canal burst as you had your bowel movement; I've had that happen. Though it was a bit disturbing, whatever it was apparently repaired itself and never reappeared. If you continue to see blood with subsequent b.m.'s, be sure to go to your doctor and have your lower region checked.

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Question for all you poo smarties. I had some blood in my stool today. It was bright red and kind of wispy. I am fully aware blood in a stool is a sign of no good, but I'm out of town at a funeral in the country and the nearest hospital is like 45 minutes away. I'm just attempting to ease my mind here ha ha. I just finished riding the crimson wave could that cause it? Also I recently had my wisdom teeth out could that be connected at all? I am hoping here. Am I lucky or fated to anal disease. Help ease my mind with you greatly needed knowledge

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Numbh, I hope you've gone to your doctor by this time; your problem doesn't sound normal, and it's not good for a layman to try to diagnose it on the basis of your post.

Weakling, when you run, you sweat, which may start you itching; however, your post reads as though you are having at least some anal leakage, for which you need to see a doctor. He may very well suggest or prescribe a different exercise routine for you even if there is no obvious cause for your leakage.

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I recently took up working out as a way of trying to stay healthy. I have a physically active job which keeps my weight somewhat normal but now I've been trying to condition.

Everytime I go to the gym I like to run on the elipse machine. After about twenty minutes my butt always starts itching, so naturally I go & TP it in order to make it stop. Everytime I do that, the TP comes out covered in feces & blood... Any idea of what's going on and how to deal with it?

It only happens when I work out, in particular after using the cardio machines like the treadmill, elipse, and bicycle machines.

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hi,does any one know what causes brown floating particles in feaces..these are quite big about the size of a small pea,oval n flat..also i have noticed some white dot like particles in my feaces.. i'v been havin dis since a long time..i was diagnosed with G.Lablia long time back for which i had taken treatment.pls help me..

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I have had pooping problems for the past 2 years. It started right after giving birth to my son. I would go to the bathroom at least 4 times a day, for an hour each time. Mind you, I drank 3-4 cups of coffee a day cos I couldnt stay awake. Then I started noticing blood. It wasn't a lot, and I thought it was just from going to the bathroom so much. Then I started noticing this clear jelly substance coming out. I would poop this out rather than actually poop sometimes. I dont know what it is or what it is from ?! I lost a lot of weight and started looking sickly, and haven't had insurance until recently. The bleeding somewhat went away, but the jelly is always there. My poop will be hard, soft, diarrhea, green, all types. It wasn't until the other day I had a lot of blood loss. I went to the ER and they told me there wasnt much they could do, and it looked like I had a small tear. But when I held a mirror down there it wasn't coming from the outside like they said it was. I pushed and blood clearly came from the inside. I am going to the doctor tomorrow and get everything checked, and hopefully get my colonoscopy done asap. If anyone can help, IM FREAKING OUT.

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Jonathan F ... The best advice we can give you is see a doctor as soon as you can.


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I am 29 years old, male, 6 foot 3 inches 200 pounds. Yesterday i got woken up by SERIOUS lower abdominal cramps; maybe lower intestinal, I don't know. After 2 hours on the porcelaine throne, I had diarea (excuse spelling) followed by blood/ blood mucus.

Now, 24hs later, I don't have diarea, but i am still experiencing cramps every twenty minutes or so and I only poo blood mucus now (i haven't eaten anything but 2 slices of bread, plain, untoasted and drank flat ginger ale / water). I have not been able to sleep more than 4 hours straight since i get woken up by then pain and have to run to the bathroom. I've been to the bathroom approximatly 30 times since this first occured. HELP!

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AC ... If you had blood in your stool we could possibly give you some advice but for blood in the tool you need to see a urologist.


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i saw blood in my tool no pain, no health problem it is unusual once or twice a week sometimes in a month the amount of blood is too less..... what medicine should i take in the beginning

please suggest

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Wat, are ya stupid or just ignorant? Read the whole post. "If you are taking Sustanon under the supervision of a doctor you should direct your query to him/her." Perfectly reasonable, and no scare tactics. "If you are taking it on your own you should consider a brain transplant because anabolic steroids can be dangerous." Perfectly true, and I could link you to hundreds, even thousands, of self medicated steroid users' stories that would prove how stupid people can be, and ignorant. Not sure if you are one or both, but I'll leave that for you to decide.


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and on what scientific basis do you assume that they're dangerous if used correctly? way to demonize something you know nothing about.

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anabolic question.....If you are taking Sustanon under the supervision of a doctor you should direct your query to him/her. If you are taking it on your own you should consider a brain transplant because anabolic steroids can be dangerous.


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Hi last August for 3 days my poo was grey, I was not hungry, felt sick and my stomach was bloatd, on the 4th day , symptoms subsided and over the next week my poo went from yellow to brown and mt appetite returned .I had been using sustanon (testosterone ) at 5oomg every 4 days for 7 weeks also drinking heavily on a saturday evening, the three days I felt ill were over the weekend ,my liver levels were increased slightly also after a test.that .What did I have ?

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Indeed, and thanks guys.

When you say the word “poop,” your mouth makes the same motion your butthole does when pooping…
The same can be said for the phrase “explosive diarrhea.”

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I am the guilty party, I love vegetables but I also love humor. It made my day that you laughed at it Ibby. Laughter is the best medicine of all.


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Ibby, we know your heart is in the right place, and you want to share your relief with anyone else troubled by similar symptoms. My reference to "the guys" was a discussion about how often you are posting about combining, and my remark was that you were a big girl and would take criticism (constructive) as it was intended, and not personally. I misread your post prior to my making that reference (written word is sometimes hard to pick up emotion in). You are adored, dear, and we know you are trying to help, its just getting a little bit much. The veggie pic was Chief, I suspect...it wasn't me.

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You know something Bilge, you're right, sorta...

I wouldn't say I'm overly sensitive. An overly sensitive person would be offended that you seem to have been discussing me behind my back: "(sorry guys, I was wrong)"... or that you played a trick on me here.

What I am is passionate. Discovering that simply eating food correctly can heal our health problems has been an almost religious experience. I can't explain it any better than that.

It has awakened a very keen desire in me to help everyone who suffers needlessly, and anyone who suffers ill health in any form or to any degree whatsoever is suffering needlessly, because it's ALL so easy to fix.

Dr. Hay was kind enough to leave explicit instructions so that every person could easily heal themselves of practically anything, using the exact same methods he used in his clinic for 30 years to help thousands of patients heal themselves of every conceivable health problem of the day (with a near 100% success rate!).

Absorbing and understanding his works has opened my eyes to the true nature of illness and disease. Experiencing for myself the truth of everything he claimed took it to a whole 'nother level. I can't help but try to spread the word. Call me a disciple.

For example, I could tell Chief exactly what to do to heal his diabetes completely and get his willie working again in as little as 3 months.

That would be getting full Hay Health System treatment, which would include 3 days of purging, followed by immediate strict diet change, and safe daily enemas until he was producing stool thrice a day on his own. Slow diet change alone, in a manner such as I recommend, would likely take a year... maybe longer because Chief's such an old fart ;) but also depending on how long he's actually had diabetes, how long he took to get to the right ratio, and how often he cheated once he was eating correctly.

I honestly believe this is the solution to 99% of our health problems today, including AIDS. According to the good doctor, any hostile germ, bacteria, even virus are eradicated from the body once you maintain correct eating habits for a time. They simply cannot exist in the right pH, and maintaining that alkalinity also keeps any new ones from establishing hold in your body. He saw it in his clinic time and time again, it worked every time, and I have no doubt it still works the same today.

So... play jokes on me, make fun of me, argue the logic with me, whatever. I can take it.

Just please respect the fact that I am actually trying to help people.

P.S. The ugly veggie pic made me laugh out loud. Was that you too, or was it PD?

When you say the word “poop,” your mouth makes the same motion your butthole does when pooping…
The same can be said for the phrase “explosive diarrhea.”

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Who wants to eat ugly fruits and veggies when they can have beautiful meat?

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Actually, IBS, I found this statement "And I guarantee you I can outrun any spud, Vegematic-wielding or not." a serious threat to my vegetablinity, and I take great umbrage that a mere girl could possibly think she can out run me, vegematic or not.

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What, you didn't think my response was funny? Hmmmm...

When you say the word “poop,” your mouth makes the same motion your butthole does when pooping…
The same can be said for the phrase “explosive diarrhea.”

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Is yal tryin to tell me ah can't eat my goober pea snacks with my beloved fired hawg jowl?

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My long masculine hunk of meat would be useless if it were not provided back up by two massive potatoes.

*wink wink wink*

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IBS, its far more fun to troll around and chase impressionable, and evidently over-sensitive (sorry guys, I was wrong), young damsels with a vegematic...even if they did vote for me. OOOPS!! I didn't say that.

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Dear National Potato-Head Council,

Do you just go around the internet looking for blogs where people say we shouldn't eat so much starch, and then bag on them for it because your precious potatoes are starchy?

YES, potatoes are very nutritious, and I definitely advocate eating them over any bread or cereal product, but I hardly think they are sacred... certainly no more sacred than any other fruit, vegetable, or nut (including you).

If you took the time to read the rather lengthy previous post from me, or any other post of mine since the beginning of the year, you would see that nowhere do I EVER say we should eliminate potatoes or any other starch completely.

What I do say we should be eating way more fruits and non-starchy veggies than anything else (and yes that includes your precious potatoes).

It is a proven fact that too much starch and protein in the diet causes myriad health problems, and that eating more fresh fruits and non-starchy veggies helps us heal those problems... so kindly take your sacred potato and stick it right up that sacred hole from which these poor people here are bleeding.

And I guarantee you I can outrun any spud, Vegematic-wielding or not. Why don't YOU click on MY link and below and learn some real truth about nutrition?
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When you say the word “poop,” your mouth makes the same motion your butthole does when pooping…
The same can be said for the phrase “explosive diarrhea.”

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Chief, as kids we grew up on mince, mashed neeps and mashed tatties as it was cheap and nourishing.

Now I like a great big piece of grilled meat with mashed tatties mixed with other mashed veg, like carrots, parsnips, turnips, swedes and the like.

With a good gravy made from the meat juices, butter, a little mustard, some fresh herbs and wine.

Washed down with plenty red wine, then later some oatcakes and blue cheese to finish the evening off, with more wine, of course.

Mmmmmmhmmmmmm!

And just after breakfast the next morning, a superb log gets laid....long, smooth and satisfying. Can`t beat it.

The voice of sanity

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They are a wonderful source of things such as potassium, too bad they don't make you fart.
T-box...do you occasionally mash some neeps in with your tatties? My dear old Scotch-Irish mum used to cook them together in pork broth then mash them and add a dash of cayenne. Good food like that helped her make it to one hundred.


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Mmmmm........taters! Can`t get enough of those tasty damn things.

The voice of sanity

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IBS NO MORE.....Bad mouth bread and cereal all you want but the potato is a nutritious part of the American diet, almost sacred. How would you like to be chased around the block a few times by a pack of Vegematic wielding spuds?

Click on nutrition in the link provided.

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About 2 months ago I had a hemorhoid. And in the past few weeks I have noticed pink blood like spots, and something that looks like tissue on my stools. More often than not these stools are solid. Yesterday I had a few bad stomach cramps and struggled to go to the toilet. It wasn't diareha it was the same solid stools with light pink spots. Can anybody tell me what it could be, I have a doctors appointment next week but til then I'm quite worried.

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I am 51 years old, and have a history of bowel intusuption and colonectomy. Following this, I had surgery to treat a bowel obstruction, and was treated conservatively in the hospital for obstruction three times. Two days ago, I started having severe abdominal distention, pain, and nausea. So, for two days, I've just been drinking few clear liquids, because they make me nauseaus. I had a liquid bowel movement in response to an enema, but am still bloated and unable to move true stool.

If I still can't handle food at this point, do you think I should go to the emergency room?

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Kiana -- try having some fruits and vegetables instead of all that starch! That way you won't have that starving feeling anymore, your tummy will stop rumbling all the time, and you will have firm healthy poop.
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When you say the word “poop,” your mouth makes the same motion your butthole does when pooping…
The same can be said for the phrase “explosive diarrhea.”

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k so, yesterday I had cereal and toast but I only had a few bites ran to work starving come home for lunch nd ayte a sandwich and a half and some Mr. Noodles. Then my stomache was growling alot and I thought I was still hungry but I felt like puking at the same time so I went to the washroom nd it felt as if I had diahhera but now its as if I'm peeing poop out of my bum. ???? I'm on the birth control needle, depo provera

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For all the poor posters above who are wondering, worried, concerned, scared, etc. about their bloody/mucus-y/other poop problem(s):

ALL of our health problems--ESPECIALLY poop-related problems--are caused FIRST by incorrect feeding habits... and, therefore, ALL can be easily CURED by doing nothing more than simply eating correctly.

What does it mean to eat correctly? The correct human daily diet should be MOSTLY raw fresh fruits and veggies--80% intake--with SOME milks (fluid dairy, not hard cheeses) and VERY LITTLE proteins and carbs altogether making up the remaining 20% each day.

I know... it's not how you're used to eating, and it's not exactly what the government says we should be eating, either... but honestly, how have those ways been working out so far? If the government's dietary recommendations were completely correct, or if our own dietary habits were really right, our poop would be too.

The number, severity, and length of time you suffer poop and other health problems is directly proportional to the degree of separation you have achieved from the correct diet. In other words, the more and longer you have deviated from the correct diet, the more and longer you will suffer accordingly. Plain and simple.

I promise if you seriously amp up the raw fresh fruits and veggies, and dial way down on the dairy/nuts/grains/meat, you will achieve pooping normalcy very soon... and at the same time you will alleviate other health issues as well.

WARNING: I would caution against trying to change your current diet immediately, especially if you are currently eating the opposite of this recommendation. Too great a change all at once to your current diet can bring on some rather nasty detox symptoms including skin rashes, body odor, congestion, cold/flu-like symptoms, etc.

Good news: eating correctly takes only 20-25% of the time you've been suffering to improve or completely erase the damage done by your previous feeding habits.
More good news: Even if you don't achieve the full 80/20 ratio, you will notice your health improving every day as you improve the quality and character of the food you eat.

To change your diet slowly (or if you just plain don't believe me), try this first: keep carbs separate from protein at all times. This means if you are going to eat meat, don't have any type of grains or starchy vegetables with it. ("But that's all I eat with meat!" Yeah, I know--I can tell by your poop problems!) Also be sure to eat these things separately by at least 3 hours.

Often this one change alone will bring about immediate restoration of poop quality.

To keep going after that, or to learn more on your own, please read the book linked below. It was written by a medical doctor who used only detox and dietary changes for 30 years to help thousands of patients heal themselves of myriad health (and poop) problems. His books were written expressly for the purpose of teaching the average person how to heal themselves of any and all health problems and keep themselves well always.

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When you say the word “poop,” your mouth makes the same motion your butthole does when pooping…
The same can be said for the phrase “explosive diarrhea.”

Anonymous Coward's picture

Hi
I have started noticing bloodspots mixed with mucus. This has happened about 4-5 times over the last year.It has a strong smell. I'm in my mid 50's.Could this be something serious starting?
Concerned..
worried.

Anonymous Coward's picture

hi im 22 years old and i have been having diahrea for about a month straight. then the other day i wipe my butt and there is blood on the toilet paper. i wiped like 5 times and each paper had the same amount of blood on it. i went to the dr. and they said i don't have enough fiber in my diet. i noticed blood on my toilet paper about 6 months before this but the symptoms never persisted until recently when i was having this constant diahrea. Should i get a colonscopy or should i trust the dr. that said its not enough fiber?

poop of pain's picture

I am 35 years old. I have been having problem with my stomach and it hurt to my back so I alway been having problem sleeping at night. I wen to the doctor, but my doctor say that it is acid reflux that causing it. She perscipt different types of med. and told me to say of a certain type of food. I did.. but I still having the same problem. Just recently, I notice my stool is no larger than my finger and I also notice that there is some white/milky mucus wrap around my stool. What could this mean. I have stomach cramp on the left and the right side. I don't see any blood. I don't know what it means and I don't think my doctor know much either because the med she perscribe cause alot of diahrea. I really don't like doctor that much. Any comment or experience and resolution is appreciated.

Kat's picture

I am the mom of a colon cancer survivor. She was only 32. No family history at all. It was Stage 2 but had not spread beyond the colon. She had the same symptoms as everyone else on this board. If you're passing blood at all and have pencil thin bowel movements...please go to the doctor. No such thing as "too young". My daughter had surgery for her cancer. No chemo was needed due to the type of tumor and no lymph node involvement. She is now 37 and fine. Please go see a doctor and beg for a colonoscopy. It could save your life.

lady von poop's picture

Hi,
I'm a 26 yr old female. For the last several months, I've been dizzy and nauseous and lately have developed sometimes severe pain in my right side. I've had mucus in my stool for the last few weeks and dark red blood in my stool once. My poop is either diarrhea or light colored and thin. I have a colonoscopy scheduled in the next few weeks, but because I don't have a family doctor I'm not sure what they're looking for... any ideas? Thanks!!!

angie's picture

I have had constant diarrhea,vomiting,stomach pain,for about 4yrs,Ive gone to many Drs,taken alot of meds but, no answer,Sometimes there is blood but,not often,but the Diarrhea and vomiting has become part of my dailey routine, I cant leave the house much anymore,I had to go on a leave at my job,Im afraid something is going to happen to me before they find out what is doing this,I am thinking of starting a toilet warming service, Thank you for your time,hope you all have a great day!

asdfkl123's picture

Im 14 , its been about 2 weeks that i've been getting blood in my poop/after I wipe. This past week , it's been really hard to poop and it hurts too, and blood is always on my toilet paper when I wipe. But today there were drops of blood in the bowl and it was really hard to get out . IT seem's like my poop was really hard. Is this anything serious ?

Thanks !

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Default answer for those to lazy to read the comments above them: GO SEE A DOCTOR!
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Kajo.....If you are really scared you should not mind taking a few minutes to read the comments above yours, your question has been answered many times.


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Kajo's picture

hey! i dont want to read everything so i just want to post my question. the past few days im having a hard time pooping. and then when i pooped there is this blood after the poop! lots of blood! well not that many but blood. last time its light red. its water ok not in poop then this time its somehow dark blood. im reallllyyy scared! please help me please helppp!

Cheeky's picture

In reference to Bilgepump, post date October 12, 2009, regardig "whipping". That was the funniest thing I had seen all day! If laughing can relieve constipation, I should be truly going with the flow.

All I can add to help is that I have had IBS for over 20 years. Hemorrhoids, diarrhea, constipation, mucus in stools, odd color stools, are quite normal for that. It may be more comforting for some of these people just to call their doctors, tell them what is going on and see if they need to go in for examination and testing first.

I recently started developing low back pain with my IBS and found out that is a normal symptom, especially since I already have sciatica.

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Maybe that should tell you something.

Now, go see a doctor.


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Anonymous Coward's picture

Like so many of the people on this site, I too have a poo-poo problem. I'm a 20 year old gal who just came out of the bathroom after a really constipated session feeling scared about what I saw in the bowl. My poop was a tan color and broken up into little pieces. There was slimy blood laced into it. It looked really chunky, like menstrual blood, but the rag happened a week ago.
It's the first time I've seen this and haven't had any irregular stomach pain so I'm really freaked about it and needed some comfort. I've seen a lot of posts on here about similar issues, but not really any responses other than "go see a doctor". Please help.

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anon friend, blood that is like jelly is definitely not a good sign. You have no choice but to see a doctor. You better get insurance quick!
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The simple answer here is to stop whipping and start wiping, your asshole will thank you.


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Anonymous friend's picture

I have been bleeding for 7 weeks it stops and it starts now theirs jelly like blood when i whip what should i do i dont have insurance.

Anonymous Coward's picture

EVER SINCE I HAD A C SECTION SEEMS LIKE I AM CONSTANTLY CONSTAPATED AND WHEN I POO IT IS HARD LIKE HUGE LOG AND ALWAYS BLOODY LIKE BRIGHT RED I READ ALL THE POST AND I THINK IT IS THE HEMOROIDS.WHAT ARE HEMOROIDS AND HOW TO TREAT THEM?

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Dear sufferers, I understand what most of you are going through, as I have experienced many of these things over the past ten years. Doctors, tests and more tests never revealed much except hemmorrhoids and slightly elevated ANAs (symptomatic of autoimmune disease [ibs, crohns, ulerative colitis]) Most likely 99% have one or more of these. They are hard to treat and steroids treat only symptoms, not the causes. Dramatically changing your diet is the only way to provide continued relief: Dairy, Red Meat, Corn, and Eggs are all "imflammatory foods" and many people have trouble digesting the proteins in dairy. Start by cutting out these foods. Read labels- dairy is in EVERYTHING (aka casein, whey, lactose, etc.) no more caffeine. watch out with whole grains and very fibrous veggies if you have ulcerative colitis. This is what I did but it took 2 years of research and experimenting and almost 6 months of a very boring bland and difficult diet but I started feeling like a new me. Am now relapsing- I think because I was feeling so good I started consuming things that are not acceptable to my system. Do your research, google IBS diet and some good sites come up. Most of you are most likely NOT dying, although severe weight loss and bleeding do warrant Dr. visits and steroids may help many of you but other than that, you have to be proactive about your health or this is how you are going to live. Good Luck

Anonymous Coward's picture

well any abdominal pain you should go see doc ,last year i laid with pain for a week finally said thats it and went to hospital ,little to my dismay i was admitted with a abcess in my bowel ,which i was told If I had waited much longer I could have died,one year later after bowel surgery reduction,Im now starting to pass blood & clots,constipated never was before,Im asking does it ever end Im only 38.

Duece's picture

Had a lot of gut pain last three or four days and yesterday I had this light tan color monster turd. Huge was an understatement.

Today I had another ginormous loaf but it was coated in blood the color of a black cherry with streamers of clots on it. Followed by a pile of crap like soft serve icecream. Lots of blood splatter all over the bowl and the tp was soaked and had clots. That blood splatter was bright red but the actual soft serve was black.

I've had three subsequent blowouts in the bowl of the black icker looking not quite diarrhea but soft serve consistency and the smell is worse than any diarrhea ever. It's nauseating. I've been on a narcotic cough syrup prescribed at 2x the recommended dosage for 16 months, until last week, for a lung disease.

My wife thinks it's from the duration of the cough syrup and I've got a section of dead bowel from an obstruction when I was on it.

I doubt it's cancer as I just got back from Mayo three weeks ago for the lungs and they took gallons of blood and my sedrate is only 15.

I also take a fair ammount of ibuprofen. 800 twice a day most days thanks to older injuries. I suspect old age will be great.

Suggestions?

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have tan poo and it wont stop coming, the blood in my stool tastes like copper and I cant keep my undies clean.
Maybe I learn from hundreds of cancer survivors, and get checked out!
Oh wait I am a MD...

Anonymous Coward's picture

Dear poop nurse. I've been quite shy ref my poop but in 2003 i just couldn't take it anymore, everytime i went to poo, it was just blood coming down like when your piying. I spoke to my doctor and refer me to a GI. She did a gastroscopy and discovered a helicobacter pylori. I was treated right away with antibiotics and strong medicine for my stomach. I've been taking pantoloc for my stomach but now not always but often enough when i go for a poop, i have red to dark color of blood in my stools and also blood clots on my paper. When i told my doctor he referred my to a GI again, this time i had both gastroscopy and colonoscopy. The reports came back (nothing wrong). It's been over 5 years, and everytime I go for a poop there's blood in the toilet bowl like a spill a glass of red champagne. The blood clots some are attached to the poop and i have some on the paper as well. I was diagnosed with diverticolitis. Now everytime i have to go there's blood, blood clots, and when i'm finished with the poop now my stomach is on fire, sometimes it could be really high by the sternum, sometimes it could be just above the belly button, i vomit everytime i have a bowel movement. When i womit it's very heavy and today i had a little bit of blood coming out as well, not much but enough to make me very wandering if there's more going with me than the doctors tell me. I cannot remember how many GI's i had, all kinds of tests, colonoscopy, and then yet their answers is always, we couldn't find anything wrong. So now i take Zantac 75 with ranitidine, I take 3 to 4 everytime i have a severe bowel movement with vomitting. Could you tell me what else i can do, i'm sick and tired of them telling me there's nothing wrong, well what do you thing, do you thing that it's my head? I started to take pictures and I print them right away and write the dates on it. I should've have done this 10 years ago. I'm getting very worried, i don't know what else to do, it seems when i tell me doctor about the blood, blood clots it's like yaya, you told me last visit, like can we talk about something else now? now that i have the proof, (pictures) eventually i will take them with me and shove it in his face and say, here what do you think? Is this coming out of my head, or my asshole? I will very much appreciate if you could give me anything to comfort me a little bit, i'm at the end of my rope here. It's very frustrating because I know there's something wrong, it's not normal to poop like and vomit right afterwards with severe abdonimal pain. Thanks for reading my comments.

Logjam's picture
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It might be a lot of things. But what it is for sure is time to go see her doctor. Most of us are a little embarrassed about things like this, or afraid to see the doctor. And it helps to have a friend like you to provide support and encouragement. So help her get to a doctor (and it will probably turn out to be nothing serious).

Logjam

me's picture

i am trying to get some info for my girl friend because shes to emberrased to talk to anyone about it but im worried, but she gets cramping pains she said simular to her period, its been happining a few weeks now, shes only had blood happen a couple of times but it was like in the middle of her poop? does anyone know what it ight be?

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My son who is almost 7 has a habit of not flushing the toilet after he goes. Since I do not always catch this soon after I have noticed that his BM's are hard (he almost never has a mess when he wipes). That's not the problem, the thing is if his poop sits in the water it will get a dark looking liquid around it like its leeching out. It's hard to explain but it does not happen when its fresh, there's no blood when he wipes. It just appears after sitting in the water. He has had issues since birth with secondary reflux, he was two years old before he could eat solid foods. He is a very picky eater mostly chicken nuggets. He doesn't complain about stomach pain or constipation and goes a couple of times a day. He also gets pain at night in his legs, knees and ankles. That has been going on since he was an infant. His pediatricians and Rheumatologist can't find anything wrong and said it was ok to take medicine before bed. He has been having 1 1/2 tsp. of motrin before bed and he's fine. He should take 2 tsp. but he's on the small side and I hate giving it to him at all. If we miss a night he awakes and between the pain and being half a sleep it turns into an hour of crying and flipping out. This will happen every night he goes without the motrin. This has turned into a long story but I didn't know if diet of the motrin could be the cause. I always flush and haven't seen anything like this before. My Father thought it was blood but like I said it's not bloody coming out and the toilet paper is clean. Thanks for listening.

Anonymous Coward's picture

hi,
found this site while looking for answers.
on the way to work this morning i suddenly needed to get to a toilet. by the time i found one i was ready to bust [i think there was seconds in it] once it was all done and time for a clean up there was a fair amount of blood on the tp and a bit on the top of my stool [which was pretty soft]
could the blood be from holding it in for too long?, and i mean really holding it in!
fyi, this has not happened before.
cheers

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For all of you folks putting off a visit to the doctor so you can get advice from this website: Please see your doctor. That's the best advice this or any other website can give you. You should have nice normal bowel movements that feel good and look normal in the bowl. Blood on a persistent and recurring basis, whether on the toilet paper, staining the water in the bowl, or visible on the turds themselves, is a violent exception to the norm. It may have a relatively benign or uncomplicated source--say a small hemorrhoid--or it may be something more serious. But if it is more serious, I have never yet heard of something that got less serious the longer you wait to take care of it. So take care of it!

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I'm sorry Mr. Quayle but you need to see a doctor.

chicken poo's picture

i have yellowish looking things about the size of a kidney bean and always the same shape when i have diareha.Seen one or two every time. Any idea what these are, i havent eaten anything like this. Picked one up with paper and it was hard mush like a potatoe.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Bout 3 weeks ago I started having chest pains that had me in the ER just to be sure it was nothing serious, just had a cbc basic panel, cardiac enzymes, chest xray and ekg done. All negative but it kinda put me in a hypochondriac state of mind. So suddenly when I felt gassy or anything suddenly it was serious to me. So I started checking my stools more closely after a BM. I have noticed the past week, every other one or so it seems at the end of the stool there is like a fuzz on it. Guess its clear as there is no color really, looks brown with the stool except when you see if on its own in the water its basically clear. Looks like fungus is the best description I can come up with. Any ideas what that could be? Seems some ppl say its pretty common and no big deal. 27 male with no family history of digestive problems.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have had some of the same issues for years now and have gotten no answers. Heavy bleeding in the stools, constapation, mucus in stools, and abdominal pain with lower back pain. Recently however I began to pass blood clots in my stool which has me worried. I have gotten no answers from the Dr. so far and hate to go back again and be told nothing is wrong. Does anyone know what might be causeing this?

Anonymous Coward16's picture

For about 5 months or so now whenever i have gone for a poo, 9 out of 10 times there has been blood aswell it has never been mixed in the the faeces and i havnt noticed any jelly like substance but it is starting to hurt now and wanted to know if anyone had any ideas on what it is ??

Not a Coward in Madison WI's picture

If any of you have been to the physician and not had a colonoscopy, go and specifically ask to have one performed. Colon and rectal cancer presents with skinny, pencil sized poo, blood in fecal matter, increased mucuous that resembles jello, and symptoms that resemble hemorrhoids.

If you have a family history of colon or rectum cancer, you can expect an increased risk as other cancers.

If polyps are identified before becoming cancerous, they're easily removed during the colonoscopy process.

If you're riding the fence on whether or not to see a physician, let me tell you a story...my Mother complained of the symptoms I just described for several months. After convincing her to have a colonoscopy 5 weeks ago, she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, which began in the rectum and colon, spread to the liver, lymph nodes, kidneys, bone and lungs. She's expected to live 2 months.

PLEASE don't wait - there are options and treatments if cancer is diagnosed early.

Anonymous Coward's picture

18 year old male. Been about one week, strange stools; first day it occurred, small trace amounts of blood. Currently, tannish? Orangish? The color is particularly indecipherable, but on occasion (once a day - once every other day) there are extraordinarily hard black objects inside (usually) one piece. I'm fully aware that I should visit a doctor, and I am an unbelievably paranoid person; I'm losing sleep over this, fearing the worst. However, reading that many people have similar symptoms and have waited much longer than I is, in it's own way, comforting.
Also, I'm not sure if these are symptoms, but I feel as if I am sleeping through my waking hours. At times, mild 'catatonic' phases occur. Aside from these things, the only thing different is I have been belching far more often. I don't have any pain, per se... I just feel... funny.
Once again, I'll go to a doctor soon. Still, a bit of an idea would be nice.

Stressed out's picture

Dear nurse,
I have been very stressed out by long hours at work and upcoming deadlines. So when I went from 125 lbs to 115 lbs over the span of less than 2 weeks I thought it was due to stress. However, I noticed this morning that my poop is of light brown color and is sort of wrapped in lots of white strings. I wonder if the loss of weight is because i got worms or something like it. What do you think I should do?
Thanks you.

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Hello. I found this site after having my daughter to the emergency room last night and to her pediatrician for passing a foul smelling/mucus bloody stool ( although there is no feces ) she is ten years old. the emergency room tested for cdif but test came back negatice, but the synptoms persist. She has always had a problem with constipation but is currently not constipated. The doctor dicussed several differnt dx, but she doesn't fit the criterea. She is having no pain, no vomiting, I saw no worms or such in her stool. Her ped mentioned something about collitis, or polyps. I am at odds, and my ped told me to take it day by day. I am to collect another sample ( although the hospital had 2 good samples but only tested her for one thing and never sent the rest of it to microbioligy for further testing ) so it is a waiting game. wait for her to pass something, rush it straight to hospital and wait a few days. If it does not clear she has to go to childrens hospital. Any suggestions??

a concerned mom

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I cannot believe that your life can be this affected and your doctor - if he hasn't figured out what's wrong with you - hasn't referred you yet. Does your HMO carry a gastroenterologist? I'd check it out, first, and if so, ask your doctor for a copy of your records and a reference. It may be you need allergy tests that you're not getting. You might still be eating something that's just tearing you up inside.

Make Metamucil a part of your diet and strip it down to nothing but whole foods at first. I mean all whole foods. Slowly add one thing at a time, like wheat, rice, gluten, and try to avoid as many preservatives as possible. You might find you've got a serious food allergy to something like casein, dairy, or a certain grain.

You know, if you can find Prarie Doggin's profile on the site (and you do this by clicking his name and clicking contact) he might be able to help you out. He knows a thing or two about Crohn's.

Then,
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I've read a lot of the comments on this page, and I was wondering if maybe someone might have some advice for me, besides "Go to the doctor"... I've been to the doctor... many of them in fact. I know what's wrong with me. I have crohn's. But, what I was wondering is if anyone knows of any good remedies to stop pooping? None of the pills the docs perscribe work any longer. Imodium worked for a while, but doesn't seem to do the trick either. I have blood in the stool, but it's light in color so it's not from internal bleeding. BTW... if the blood is dark in color you should be very concerned and see a doc asap! You should never put it off no matter what the color though. Anyway, I'm getting really sore... you know, in that area... I mean really sore, to the point that I can't eat, sleep, move... I cry a lot from the pain. I'm usually running to the bathroom about fifteen to twenty times a day. Tonight for example, I've been in the bathroom seven times since eight o'clock and it's only twelve right now. I've tried every diet my docs have said to try. Banannas, rice, ect. Nothing works. I've had crohn's for thirteen years but this problem has only been around for the past three years. Before that it was basically bad stomach pains and lots of vomiting... I still have those, but now I can add this to the list. I need something to help with the pain in that area... the stomach pain I can handle, I'm used to that.
Help... anyone?

Anon's picture

My partner is experiencing problems in the toilet area. Every time he eats he has to go straight to the bathroom. But recently he has been getttin more diaorrhea and he has said that it is slimy and has mucous in it and some blood content he is slighty worried and so am i should he go to the doctors and ask to be referred to a specialist.please help

Anonymous Coward's picture

hey, when i poo there is a blood on tissue, but no pain or anything, just that little bit of blood, shd i see doctor?

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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About two years ago I had a little bright red blood on my TP after wiping. I visited the doctor who stuck what felt like the Hubble telescope up my ass. He discovered a small hemorrhoid, or was it an assteroid?
My question is, who should have naming rights for this heavenly body, me or the doc.?

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Nope, shouldn't be worried, you should be praying your ass off.
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The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

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Anonymous Coward's picture

Hi names Wes. I noticed today after i had diarrhea that i had a little bright red blood on my toilet paper. I kinda freaked out. I did eat spicy food yesterday and drank a lot of liquor drinks with my girl friend. I have a habit of eating spicy foods sometimes but i dont know about this. i have no pain in my stomach or rectal area. Should i be worried?

12 year old's picture

im 12 and i have slime and blood in my stool it hurts when i lay on my stomache and i don't have much of a appatite... help

MSG's picture
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To Jess--have you been eating orange roughy or some other fatty fish? That could explain the orange slime. To AC 7 13: Blood on the paper usually means your turd had something hard in it that scraped a tiny cut on your anus, which in turn bled on the paper. Not serious; often heals on its own. If it persists or gets worse, see the doctor, who already knows you have a butt and even what comes out of it; don't be embarrassed.

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Yeah, I'd wait til I was pumping out maybe a quart a minute before I went to the doctor...Of course you're uncomfortable, I've not met one single person in my life who, upon awakening, decides what a glorious day to see the doctor!!!
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Anonymous Coward's picture

Hi, today I pooped and it was a brown color. When I wiped, there was some blood on the toilet paper. There was no blood in the toilet. I am uncomfortable about going to the docter to be checked.

Jess's picture

I dont have any bowel problems or anything like that. I just noticed my poo has orange gooey slime on it...i know thats gross!And when i wipe the orange stuff is all over the toilet paper, this has happend a couple times before in the past.Is something wrong? I dont take any medication BTW. Thnx

faintingllama's picture

18 yr old ac, i also am younger and experiencing similar problems, does anyone know if working out taking supplements and drinking alcohol can cause blood, and im wonderin if a hernia could cause it?

EK21's picture

For 3 days I have had some cramp like pains in my lower abdomen on both sides. It can't be period pains because I just had it a week and a half ago. My poop has also been very dirrahea like but not very runny. Well today I wiped after going to the restroom and I found blood on the TP I looked in the toilet and the poop had bloody tissue all over them. The blood wasn't dark or bright just a light pink. Just wondering if these symptoms sound familiar or if anyone can help me out before I go to the doctor? Thanks!

Crampy's picture

I've had IBS for about 18 years now...just got another colonoscopy thank God nothing was found...just stress & food triggers lately. Just pooped...loose and a quarter size bright red blood spot. Nothing in the poop...had the colonoscopy done Friday morning. Normal??? Thanks

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Dark stool. Your string of bad luck and problems has just ended. It is always a good omen when you ask a question and find Bilgepump staffing the help line. His advice may stink, but his Karma is top drawer.

Logjam

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I'm sorry your father is all bloody. As for your dark stools, I suggest a doctor.
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The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

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dark stool's picture

My pop has blood on and in it. Also, my stool looks dark lately. I'm annoyed by the really bad smell that is had to get rid of, even with air neutralizers. I'm worried about this state of affairs. Please help.

MSG's picture
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I'm assuming that your bleeding with clots was from your rectum and anus, not from the vagina. What the doctor told you was, to put it mildly, a very strong hint: When you go for a colonoscopy, you must empty your bowels! Use a Fleet enema or similar preparation; ask a druggist for it if you can't find it. It is a waste of time, money, and energy to go to the doctor, sit in the waiting room, finally get to see the doctor, and have him be unable to see what you came for him to look at because you still have poop in there! The cleanout is not pleasant, but it is necessary, and far preferable to some of the things you could have wrong with you that the doctor can't tell you about because you did not prepare adequately. Sorry this sounds harsh, but it's something you need to do.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Hi. For the past few years I have expereinced alot of bleeding which is bright red with darker clots. It comes with bad lower back pain and usually happens a week before my period is due. The bleeding can last from 3 to 7 days. It feels like I have a trobbing pain in my left hand side of my lower back. I have had a colonoscopy done which said I had piles, at that time they were lasered. That was last year. They said they couldn't see my intestine because my bowels were not empty enough. Any idea what is wrong or is just piles.

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AC. Assuming you're right handed, stiffen your right index finger, like you were going to point it at someone. In your left hand, cradle your open cell phone. Now punch in the digits corresponding to your doctor's phone number. When someone answers, explain that you need an immediate appointment. If they balk for even a moment, tell them Logjam sent you.

Logjam

Anonymous Coward's picture

i am 18 years old and i have had pains in my lower abdomen for years went to doctors about it but nothing was found out as to what causes it. and for the past year i have had random sharp pains that seem to run up from my rectum and travel up wards about 6 inches. the pain is brief usually lasting about 10 seconds but is enough to make stop whatever i'm doing. also about 5 months ago noticed blood in my stool was a small amount. and today i just went poo and it was very painful and there was blood on the toilet paper. my rectum still hurts from the poo and i have a small pain in my lower abdomen again. i am starting to worry if this is a serious issue now.

Logjam's picture
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These days? Why do you think I never got past 2nd class?

Logjam

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The only snake you have to worry about in the Scouts these days is the one in the Scoutmasters pants.

Logjam's picture
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We learned a little mnemonic in the Boy Scouts to help with this. It went "red and yellow kill a fellow; red and black, friendly Jack." Or hmm, was it "red and black, you're fucking dead Jack." (I never got past 2nd class, which I'm sure I didn't need to tell you).

Logjam

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And for God's sake, don't fart!!! That will just put it in a less hospitable mood.

"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

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I think the King snake goes red, black, yellow, and the Coral snake is yellow, red, black. Those Coral snakes despise hemmoroid cream, and usually come out kicking and biting. If it's a Coral snake AC, you've already gotten it pissed and it will be best to try to lure it out with a small feeder mouse.

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Probably just a King snake, nothing to worry about....uh...it maybe a Coral snake, in which case, you are going to die. I can never get the colors straight on those two...little help anyone?

"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

Anonymous Coward's picture

here's my problem:
It's been about 3 months.
For about a month I was constipated and took a laxative and everything was OK. During the constipation, there was blood spots on TP, nothing big, just little, little spots.

Now things are going like this for the past 2 months:
I would poop normal in the morning, except it is very skinny, orange poop. Then the rest of the day, poop, but it's tiny, skinny, orange turds. Sometimes it comes out solid, but with diarrhea texture and some anal leakage after I poop. Now in the last week, the blood spots have reappeared on the TP.

There is NO blood in the stool or on the poop. I have tried hemroid cremes, changing my diet, among other things.

Does anyone know what this is? Do I need to see a doctor?

Question please.'s picture

Hey, i've been having a bit of a stomach prob for around 2 weeks now, being a really bad panic person, i tend to result to the internet, and i was wondering if anyone could give me any information on what it might be, 'I have been getting little pains in my stomach and only been able to go to the bathroom once every 3 days or so, tonight i went it was "Really long, and really dark, and quite dark water after, from part runny poo. Is it something i should be worried about or is it more likely to be from the days i havnt been, thanks any help with be more than helpfull

Reguards-
P.s Sorry for my spelling.

LittleJenn's picture

This morning I had got up to poop and when I whipped there was blood on the tissue it wasn't bad or anything Any Ideas?

Anonymous Pooper!'s picture

I had went to the bathroom this morning and had to poop..I had looked on the toilet paper when i got done whipping and there was some blood it wasn't bad or anything can someone help me out on what it may be?

Anonymous Coward's picture

i have Diverticulosis and pass slime in my poop often it gets to where i pass blood been too the gastro for a year now still the same thing they have had me on many meds is there something else i can do to stop this all they tell me is it is just pouches in the gut and nothing nobody can do i am sick of stupid doctors that know nothing and lie to people just to keep them coming into them pass out the butt to see them and no results

Anonymous Coward's picture

hi all,
while a bit of a coward i made my way to the doctor who wrote a letter to accident and emergency ...i had a little blood in my stool.(on the outside)
ive notice a few spots on tissue before and put it down to hemmoroides. The A+E examined me with their finger and gave me two white tablets and said that its proberly hemorides and told me to get checked out with a colonoscopy...ive not lost weight stools are not thin ..dont feel sick but am very worried as i have a phobia about surgery or being knocked out.(due to previous surgery when small)
ive never so far seen blood in the toilet bowl either..just on the outside of the stool occasionally and its not a lot just a streak of bright red.

still dont have the confidence to get it checked out by a specialist.

Anonymous Coward's picture

after a night of sleep and getting up about 3 times a night to pee my lower back hurts in the morning until i poo or fart ? any idea ?

Anonymous Grape things's picture

I had little things that looked like yellowish grapes floating in my bowel movements for two days. They're not gallstones. Anyone know what this could be? I hadn't eaten any grapes and even if I did, they wouldn't be whole upon elimination.

Leonardo's picture

I usually have constipation problems, not to where i cant go, but just a little difficult. I drink about 8-10 glasses of water daily and workout 3-4 days a week. I don't eat very many veggies or fruits. My problem is that about 1 week ago i started having little chunks of blood on my toiler paper after by bowel movement. I want to do something before going to dr. because I don't want a colonoscopy. Fk that, i am a xray tech, i know how careless they are with you when your under and talk about you.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Hi,

I've occasionally have stomach problems from something a doctor called a "spastic colon" for about 10 years (I'm 26), so alternating between occasional diarrhea/loose stools and mild constipation is not unusual for me.

One day last week I had stomach cramping and diarrhea, and it was definitely more painful, frequent, and serious than usual. I wrote it off to a stomach bug or food not agreeing with me.

Today I noticed some bright orangish-red blood on the toilet paper. This has also happened once or twice pretty recently, but I can't recall exactly when. My stool has also been a lighter color (tan?) most of the time recently, but I can't recall exactly how long it's been like that.

Due to mild constipation and slight discomfort during bowel movements, it's possible that the blood was the result of a hemorrhoid or something like that.

The thing that worries me is that I'm taking 250 mg naproxen twice a day. (I have also experienced nausea, but I assumed it was because of the pain that I'm taking the naproxen for.)

I'm waiting for my doctor to give me a call back, but I have a hunch that she'll say it's probably just a hemorrhoid. I don't know if I should be concerned or not.

Do these symptoms sound like they could be due to a gastrointestinal problem, or are they likely just from a hemorrhoid or something of the like?

Thanks.

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Worried pooper. Thanks for the visual. Suddenly, my stomach wants to do backflips.

My advice, get a second opinion. It appears, that doctor doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.

A colon cleanse may be helpful. However, I can't believe that this doctor didn't check for other problems, or have a stool culture done.

"Two percent of the population think; three percent of the population think they think, and 95 percent of the population would rather die than think."

Worried pooper's picture

Well looks like we all have our weird issues. Everytime I go poop it looks like at the beginning it is having some clear white fuzzy slime build up on the turd, sometimes stringed around it. I been having this for about 2 years now. I talked to 2 different doctors about it and one did a test to see if there was blood in my stool and was negative. She also went in with a glove to feel around and she said it felt normal. Both doctors told me it was nothing to worry about. I even mentioned that sometimes I have some clear blood in the white slimey stuff.
Now lately the blood seems to become a bit more frequent. I also have a weird numb pain at times in my tummy and occasionally when I go to the bathroom I pass gass and when I wipe it looks like there is puss with a little bit of blood on the paper and it smells reallly foul. Should I just go to the doctor and demand more tests? I just get sick of hearing them say it is probably nothing because I am too young for colon cancer ( I am 37 female and healthy... I think?)
What should I tell my doctor so that I wont get blown off again??

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WHY does no one READ the rest of the thread before asking the SAME question AGAIN?!?

It's probably a hemorrhoid. Get him a doctor's appointment, though, to be sure it's not something serious.

concerned wife's picture

My husband just recently (today) pooped blood and wiped it . . . and that's it no poo just blood and it was bright red what could this be? it was all of a sudden, and he ahs no symptoms and has never had any type of bleeding or complications in that area before. HELP !

Anonymous Coward's picture

hi
today i had a poop and there wwas blood on the tissue and in the bowl but nothing in the poo and my bum hole aches when i have been and also i can fel a small lump on the left side that goes in and out what do you think it is hemerioddes maybe?

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Ah. Thank you.

JerseyGirl, evidently you don't have appendicitis.

Anonymous Coward's picture

it's on the right side

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Which side is the appendix on?

Jerseygirl's picture

hi, i too have been having problems..
last month i felt some left side pain..thought it was my overies, had a pelvic ultrasound done & a transvaginal done. everything showed up normal..
anyways it's been a lil over a month now & i stilll feel constipated w/ some left side pain.. on & off.
2 weeks ago i noticed my poop was light yellow & now it's like light green.. at times im constipated. i have a doctors appointment today w/ my GI. i was diag.w/ gerd 3 yrs ago.. any help?
thanx :)

Shasti's picture

I have ulcerative colitis and recently my doctor told me that I've been confusing IBS symptoms with colitis flare ups. Colitis has been under control but I still get slimy blood in my stool, winds that cause discomfort, etc. What can I use or should I eat to decrease discomfort and how can I distinguish between a colitis flare up and IBS?

Anonymous Coward's picture

for good health probiotics are always a good idea i've found. I've always had IBS. Mine is gone after taking ground flax seed and acidophilius every day. An herbal combination from india called Triphala is great too or eating all bran crackers. by all means go to the doctor. Just know that they know very little about nutrition and nutrition is what will help you. it helped me, when no one else would. Especially if you've been on antibiotics in the recent past. You can restore your flora with some work. Still go to the doctor. - Just a person who has found her own answer and my conscience wouldn't let me log off

Wolfett2003's picture

If people like Daphne & Gottagogirl have a problem with what people are talking about on this sight, leave, what r u doin here anyway. These r seriuos Queastions,this is a A,B conversation C yr way out of it. If u dont have a poop problem u dont need to be here, PLEASE. Have respect. Like me Im here because Im trying to look up information about my son,and it brought me here. Information helps people out, puts them at ease or helps them realizing they should go to the doctor. U guys r not cowards, yr cautious.Sometimes its not serious, sometimes it is. My son is 21 mths old and the other day he pooped brown hard poop with grass colorthick slime all over it. Tonight it was hard and had different colored poop pushed together, it felt and looked like different colored playdough, it was light brown, dark brown, like a weird looking green, like a greenish gray, withblood mixed in the poop, look like it anyway, if it isn't u could of fooled me. I got an appt. for him tomorrow Because its freeking me out. I just lost my mom from peancreadic cancer. Im not that strong right now, But im trying to be for him, and I feel that his symptoms is bad. But I pray not. Whats weird is my mom waited to long and it was to late. Me im just like u guys just ask people about it, see if they no what the problem is, always done that, now that I lost my mom to cancer, Im doin things different now. If u guys can get checked out, try not to wait to long. I wish my mom didnt. Goodluck guys, God bless you.

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