lighter stool, blood
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!!!!!
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 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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