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purpletowelss Tue 13-Aug-19 21:48:56

I'm not a bad poo troll, have name changed as I'm embarrassed!!

I have just been for a poo and there was bright red blood on the paper. Not loads but a fair bit. Is this a serious problem? I'm a hypochondriac and I'm really scared that it's serious. It has happened before but not for a while and every time I get terrified sadplease help and tell me it's perfectly normal!!

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Lumene Tue 13-Aug-19 21:56:37

This happened to me. Unlikely to be serious but blood in stools is a symptom to check with GP. If it is something like bowel cancer this is very likely to be treatable if caught in time.

Mine was piles blush. A family member’s was bowel cancer, caught and treated and now they are doing really well.

Worth checking!

yulet Tue 13-Aug-19 21:59:46

Bright red blood is usually fine, probably due to piles or a small fissure. Give them both a google. It can especially happen when you've had constipation and forced too much, or diarrhoea and wiped too much.

Dark red / black blood is when you worry!

purpletowelss Tue 13-Aug-19 22:08:52

Thank you both. I'm so worried about it for some reason! I sting down behind now so guessing it's probably a cut? I have no idea. If it's the same tomorrow I'll probably call the doctors. I am scared to call the doctors as I've never been for anything embarrassing! I know it sounds so childish but I have some reservations and worry they'll judge me even though they probably have seen and heard much worse

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yulet Tue 13-Aug-19 22:13:09

Probably a cut/fissure if it's stinging. You could try some vaseline on it, I think that helped with mine?

And yeah doctors won't even blink. Just be matter of fact about it.

Passthecherrycoke Tue 13-Aug-19 22:16:54

No it’s fine probably piles or a fissure. I would try some stool softener for a week or
So before GP as
They often clear up themselves. Fybogel is very good

FaithInfinity Wed 14-Aug-19 13:49:52

It could be something minor but you should treat it seriously and see your GP just in case.

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