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Just been to the loo and blood on tissue and small amount on poo. Started trying goats milk about 2 weeks ago as never been able to tolerate cows milk. Thought it suited me but last few days had to run to the loo first thing in the morning and lots of gurgling noises from tummy. Feel slightly sick too. Coincidence? Would allergy cause blood in stool in adults? Think I need to go to GP?
I would try going back to no goats milk, wait a week or two then try again. If it happens again then would seem possible the goats milk?
I had more bleeding than this (as in lots) and have various food intolerances. the GP was sure it wouldn't be anything sinister due to my age and no history of anything in her family and it was indeed all fine
None of us have seen the op's poo-if it is a tiny spot on the paper that's probably a broken blood vessel around the anus, but she says the blood was in the poo as well as the paper. That's a serious cause until you've ruled it out (I am a qualified doctor).
Black stools are also worrying, but depending on exactly where a lesion is the first presenting sign of bowel cancer can be rectal bleeding. I agree it is more likely to be a non serious cause but if it is something bad picking it up early makes a massive difference.
Thanks for all replies. The blood was streaked on the poo rather than in it. Been to the loo this morning. Felt alarmed as I saw red again but with careful inspection I realised it was red pepper eaten Wednesday. Don't think yesterday was but will keep careful eye and see GP if happens again and in the meantime stop the goats milk.
Definitely go to the GP. Please don't dismiss bright red blood on wiping as being fine. It's much less likely that darker blood to be anything sinister, but it could be.
I had the same symptoms, my GP diagnosed piles and told me I could have an examination if I wanted but it would be a lot of hassle thankfully by the time my symptoms had worsened I had moved and my new GP examined me immediately, found no piles and sent me for the colonoscopy that diagnosed my stage 3 bowel cancer. My tumour was very near the end of my colon which is why the blood was still red.
I'm not suggesting that this is a likely cause, piles/intolerances/fissure/IBS/IBD are all far more likely, but blood should always be checked out. And I would always recommend asking for an examination if a GP diagnoses piles without one. It's not pleasant, but worth it for peace of mind.
Good luck OP, I hope it is just irritation from the milk