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Red lumps of gloopy stuff

(9 Posts)
Verbena37 Sat 20-Aug-16 23:39:53

DS (11) has just spent a long time pushing on the loo and after the poo, he didn't feel finished and pushed out the substance in attached pictures.
He has had internal haemerrhoids for about 4 years which sometimes swell after he goes to the loo. He barely eats anything so going to the loo is tricky for him anyway.

The only thing online that resembles the pieces of whatever it is is dead liver flukes!!! Do humans get them?
That's totally freaked me out....we collected samples and have refrigerated until doctor on Monday.

Any ideas?

Verbena37 Sun 21-Aug-16 01:27:27

Aha, does watermelon do this?
He ate a large slice tonight and not much else all da except noodles and veg for tea?

Verbena37 Sun 21-Aug-16 17:47:31


LAmusic Sun 21-Aug-16 17:54:06

A&E now

SoupDragon Sun 21-Aug-16 17:58:20

The pulp of watermelon will often pass through the intestines without much change and can appear distributed through your stools giving them a red mottled appearance. Other fruits which can cause red coloration are cranberries, papaya and dragon fruit (pitaya).

SoupDragon Sun 21-Aug-16 18:02:38

Having googled "watermelon poo" one of the images looks a lot like that.

I am off to bleach my brain...

Verbena37 Sun 21-Aug-16 18:45:39

A & E LAMusic? Not just GP tomorrow?
He has been fine today but not been to the loo yet.

JinkxMonsoon Sun 21-Aug-16 18:47:00

Not A&E. Sounds like "watermelon poo" is a known phenomenon!

Verbena37 Sun 21-Aug-16 18:51:59

I'm thinking that too jinx.
He has been fine in himself all day and whilst he felt sick at the time it happened last night, too much watermelon can cause nausea and gastro issues.
Thanks all.

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