AIBU (bit graphic)
foooookinghell · 21/12/2019 22:27
AIBU about forty mins ago I had a bowel movement and the toilet was full of blood the water full of blood. Hubby looked and couldn't believe it. Should I go to A and E as NHS website says or am I being silly I feel a bit weak now after it thanks
Tothemoonandbackx · 21/12/2019 22:36
Is this what you saw when you looked up your symptoms, if it is, I'd say take a trip to A&E but I'd also phone 111 on the way, they may just as well advise you to go to A&E anyway, bit better to be safe than sorry. Hope it all turns out to be ok though
Freshnewus · 21/12/2019 22:38
I've had this a few times. Had a sigmoidoscopy and was fine.
If it's bright red then that's likely some ruptured hemorrhoids. Not dangerous, unless your continuously bleeding??
Dark blood signifies older blood where bleeding was further up your intestines which could signify something more sinister.
See your GP and they will be able to advise. But doesn't sound urgent.
Ledkr · 21/12/2019 22:38
I had this last year but it was very watery poo and also sickness and turned out to be did poisoning.
I filled the loop with blood about 10!times a day for over a week and not one Dr took me seriously untill the practice nurse sent off a sample.
I went to a and e the first time and she gave me diaoralite
Is there any chance you have food poisoning ?
ladylunchalot · 21/12/2019 22:40
Phone 111 and get their advice. This has happened to dh a few times and he's ended up being admitted to hospital. If it's not too late, take a photo of the toilet so that if you do end up being seen you can show them that - the colour and amount will give them a better indication of what has happened.
Hope you're ok x
Idontkowmyname · 21/12/2019 22:43
If your dh is not squeamish do you think he’d be willing to look at your back passage and see if there is obvious external bleeding from a fissure(cut) or an external haemorrhoid?
Would save you a trip to a and e if it’s external. If you have any other symptoms then call 111 or head to a and e as advised in the photo above
Khione · 21/12/2019 22:45
Have you been eating beetroot?
It's a common cause of 'blood' with a bowel movement, particularly at this time of year.
People who eat beetroot all year are aware of the effect. If it's a Christmas only thing not so much.
If not then 111 or A&E is a good decision. Although if you feel ok, you will get seen far more quickly if you go early tomorrow morning rather than on a Saturday night.
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