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Author Topic: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!  (Read 4066 times)

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Offline skeebo1969

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Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« on: July 01, 2006, 11:12:13 AM »


  The past two days when I get out of bed I have been suffering really bad nausea. As soon as I got out of bed I had to use the bathroom.   I am seeing what appears to be blood..  When I wipe it definitely looks like blood..  If it is red like that it would mean that its not coming internally right?  It has to be a hemorrhoid right?  I always thought if your bleeding inside it would show up as black in your stool or some kind of oily stool.   I am just a little worried because the nausea seems to preclude it and I have been having low energy..

Anybody know about these things?  Help!

Thomas
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Offline JohnOso

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2006, 11:31:29 AM »
Thomas,

Depends on where the blood is coming from.  Blood from "higher up," i.e. stomach, upper intestine might manifest itself as the traditional "dark,tarry stool," whereas fresh, red blood usually means there is some type of bleed going on lower in the digestive tract, e.g. colon, rectum, anus.

In any case, it's nothing to disregard.  May just be hemorrhoids or it may not.  Espcially if you are feeling weak.  Get yourself to a doctor my friend and have him/her check things out.

Take care,
John

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2006, 11:35:25 AM »


I was afraid someone would say  go to the doctor....  It may just be a hemorrhoid.  I'll see if it happens again...
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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2006, 11:41:17 AM »
Hey, that's my standard answer any more these days.

I put off seeing mine for the longest time, and got a screwed immune system in the process.  Best not to fuck around with these things if something can be done  :)

John

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2006, 11:41:55 AM »
Honestly? I'd get in touch with a doctor if I was you. Seeing blood, feeling nauseated. Those are two troubling symptoms, and better safe than sorry.

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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2006, 11:43:28 AM »

I agree...  Just sucks thats all... 
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Offline Christine

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2006, 12:00:57 PM »
Hi Thomas,
Call the doctor....I know it sucks...but call anyway.

Christine
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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2006, 12:12:59 PM »
I'd go see the doctor.  Better to get it taken care of now if it's serious than wait.

I have the same problem and went to see a specialist and it turned out to be just hemmorhoids.    If the blood is bright red, it's probably just something that simple, but it is better to be sure.

Offline Basquo

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2006, 01:46:37 PM »
The accompanying nausea is not normal of hemorrhoids. You need to see a doctor!

Offline Bartro

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2006, 03:52:38 PM »
One evening about ten years ago I noticed a little blood when I wiped.  I phoned my doctor and he told me to go to the ER and get checked.  The doctor at the hospital suspected it was localized bleeding but admitted me overnight for observation anyway.  I hate the hospital but I complied.  About 3 am I woke up.  I didn't know where I was.  My stomach was bloated like a beach ball.  I was hallucinating a bit.  I realized where I was and rang for the nurse.  She seemed irritated and insisted I take a sleeping pill.  I took the pill with a bit of water.  As soon as I tried to swallow I began to vomit blood.  Then blood started coming out the other end.  Everything went black.  I woke up a bit later and saw a clock on the wall.  I was in surgery and it was 4 am.  I blacked out again and woke up a few days later in intensive care.  My whole family was there, crying.  Out I went again for another day.  I spent a whole week in there.  No more boilermakers and aspirin the day after for me.

Seems I had a blood vessel rupture in my stomach.  If I recall I received 5 blood transfusions and was thought gone a couple times. 

Please, call your doctor or get to the hospital fast...
« Last Edit: July 01, 2006, 03:56:04 PM by Bartro »
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2006, 04:15:41 PM »


    I want to see if it happens again tomorrow morning.  It only did it yesterday morning and this morning.  If it happens tomorrow morning I will go.  The nausea only happens when I am waking up...  with a little dizziness. 

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Offline rocket

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2006, 05:17:14 PM »
I hope its nothing serious but get it checked out,look what happened to Barto,yikes!When I was seroconverting i had brite red blood streaming out of my behind and i assume it was a hemoroid as I didnt even mention it to my doc and it went away in a couple of days.Goodluck.

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2006, 06:46:22 PM »
Oh my Thomas....I am worried about you, please go to the docs and have it checked out.

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2006, 12:24:43 PM »

 It was hemorrhoids.... how embarrassing....  hopefully this post will sink into oblivion before Rasheen gets back!
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Offline bear60

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2006, 12:54:58 PM »
skeebo..... well, isnt THAT a relief!  Thanks for posting the results.  Now......... how did you find out it was hemmis?  Inquiring minds want to know. Did u self diagnose...or go to the doc?
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2006, 02:46:55 PM »

Went to a walk in center...  I would go into detail but it was quite an embarrassing moment...

  Getting older sucks!

I also want to add that I have never had such problems and did not know something was hanging out of my ass...frig...Lmao
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Offline randym431

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2006, 06:44:53 AM »
A friend of mine has the same problems. Also to make it worse, he takes lots of asprin, which makes bleeding worse. He is hiv+ since 1993 and on meds since 1995. He too had the lack of energy due to so much blood loss. It made him feel weak and sick. I dont know if you take asprin or ibprofin, but I'd lay off it for awhile to let things heal (if you do). Anyway, that was his problem and he did love his asprin, but had to stop. Take care... Glad you got to a doc to check things out. 

Offline Cliff

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2006, 07:17:06 AM »
Tom,

I'm glad you were able to get to the bottom of the problem.   ;D  I know what you mean about embarrassing.  Having someone examine you there sucks.  But better you find out that problem now than before it gets too out of control.

Cliff

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Re: Seeing red, not mad, I mean blood!
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2006, 08:44:46 AM »
Hey Thom
 I'm glad you went to the doctor and found out what was going on. You gotta take care of yourself honey, Rasheen and the boys will be back soon and you have a whole lot of living to do!
 Take Care!
 Jena

 


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