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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

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Flavarings · 21/12/2019 22:30

If your in the UK ring 111 OP, definitely do not leave it.


Honeyroar · 21/12/2019 22:31

I’d ring 111 personally


Ffsnosexallowed · 21/12/2019 22:32

Call 111.


1Morewineplease · 21/12/2019 22:32

Definitely ring 111


NoIDontWatchLoveIsland · 21/12/2019 22:33

Definitely ring 111.

Don't panic, there can be less serious causes, but this is definitely one to check straight away.


Fairylea · 21/12/2019 22:34

I’d ring 111 for sure.


Biancadelrioisback · 21/12/2019 22:35

Without getting too gross, what colour was the blood?


Shouldershrugger · 21/12/2019 22:35

Do you have anal fissures or piles? If the red is bright red then its a sign of piles or fissures. But if its a dark red, its from deeper within. You should go to the drs anyway and get checked.


Shouldershrugger · 21/12/2019 22:36

Urgh.... not red, i meant blood


SurfingGiantess · 21/12/2019 22:36

Do! Better safe than sorry. It coukd be just haemmorhoids but it could be something more serious too. Only a doctor can tell you. Xx


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 Flowers

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PinkiOcelot · 21/12/2019 22:37

Definitely call 111.


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 Confused
Is there any chance you have food poisoning ?


foooookinghell · 21/12/2019 22:38

It was dark red :( I do sorry as mum has Crohn's disease and I've always not wanted to be tested despite having bowel issues. There was a lot of blood :( thank you everyone I called 111 waiting for a call

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Rachie1973 · 21/12/2019 22:38

Call 111. If it reassures I had a pile burst, and it looked like I’d had an accident with a knife.


Tothemoonandbackx · 21/12/2019 22:39

Sorry, I can't seem to upload the NHS picture, but basically it says you should be going to A&E with your symptoms Xxxx


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


foooookinghell · 21/12/2019 22:40

The Stool was normal consistency no food poisoning.

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Holymolymackerel · 21/12/2019 22:40

Ring 111 first but be prepared to go to a and e. That happened to my friend, diagnosed with diverticulitis after having camera up. She was in hospital 4 days as it left her severely anaemic.

All fine now and well controlled with medication.


GhostHoward · 21/12/2019 22:40

Have you eaten beetroot recently?

Could it be haemorrhoids?

Don't panic, but if it isn't the former then I'd make a doctors appointment.

If it was black blood then be slightly more urgent.


foooookinghell · 21/12/2019 22:42

No beetroot consumed

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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


Lemonlimesoda · 21/12/2019 22:45

As PP has asked, what colour was it? Bright red isn’t usually a concern, darker/black means it has travelled from further inside and more of a worry. Also, do you have piles?


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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