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Author Topic: Bloody Crap!  (Read 2340 times)

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Offline Texan38

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Bloody Crap!
« on: March 03, 2009, 01:31:25 PM »
Literally! I'm here at work and my stomach had been feeling unusual. Kind of burning, kind of nauseated, it's weird. I then had, as normal, a feeling to take a crap. I went to the restroom, did my business, flushed, went a little more but then when I wiped and as I was throwing the toilet paper away, I noticed it red. I got some more paper, wiped again...blood! I stood up, looked in the toilet and there was blood! I didn't eat anything out of the ordinary. I had two tuna fish sandwiches for breakfast and some pecans covered with white chocolate. Mmmm, those were really good.
I feel fine but I'm pretty sure crapping blood is not good. I'm not one to go to the Doctor the first sign of something being wrong but I think seeing blood in the toilet could be an exception but I still have my reservations about calling...
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Offline rondrond

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 02:39:13 PM »
Texan,

Your thinking that crapping blood is not good....is a good thinking. Yes, call your doctor, it is a sign that something is wrong.

Ron~



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Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 03:56:18 PM »
Is it bright red or brownish?   Bright red usually indicates a hemorrhoid or a fissure.  Call your doctor but try not to worry too much.

Offline anniebc

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 04:10:58 PM »
Hi Texan

Pete is right, most cases of rectal bleeding are caused by hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, both of which are relatively harmless, but it can be caused by something more serious, I'm sure in this case it's not but so if I were you I would be chatting to your Doctor and getting it sorted out...let us know how you get on.

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Offline mpositive

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009, 05:34:07 PM »
Diverticulitis or losis are both conditions that can worsen.  I went through it myself.  But you would know well before if it were serious.  But very treatable in almost all cases with a special diet and some simple meds initially.  Other than that, I would bet you have some hemorrhoids that are flaring up and nothing more.  Certainly follow everyone's opinion though, give a ring to your doc, maybe a stool sample to cover your a_s ----- literally. 
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Offline Basquo

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 07:42:34 PM »
Blood on the t.p. would be cause for concern but blood in the toilet as well would make me call my doctor STAT.

Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009, 08:12:31 AM »
If the blood is bright red then you know the tear is right near the sphincter.  Unless it persists or you start feeling sick I wouldn't worry too much about it.  Tears can be caused from simple exertion, a finger nail, wiping too hard.  If it continues then I'd call the doc.

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Offline Texan38

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2009, 08:40:53 AM »
It was bright red. That's what scared the crap out of me... ::)  But, everything is fine this morning. No blood at all. I feel fine. Although, I will mention it to my doctor when I have my next appointment.

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Offline Dwayn20

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2009, 10:50:52 AM »
When I was sixteen I went to use the bathroom while I was in School at Job Corp in San
Marcos TX an I started bleeding like what you described an I freak out an then found out it was hemorrhoids an I bleed like this once in a while. But to be safe have it check out . Luv Scooter P.S. I am now 46 !!!

Offline Winiroo

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2009, 10:33:17 PM »
Been there, done that. I've had occasional bleeding but one time it was excessive so I went to the ER. After many many hours in the ER and way too many people peeking and poking my anus, an MRI and some kind of rectal speculum it turned out to be bleeding hemorrhoids.

The only thing they did for me was prescribe suppositories.

Lovely huh?

Hope your problem turns out to be as simple.

Offline franfrog

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 03:55:15 PM »
Wow I swear it is like one person has a problem it is everyone has it at the same time.  I have been having the same problems.  I was not to worried because I have had two children I know hemorrhoids play a large roll in my life.  I know my father has gone to the ER many times and they have said the same thing, that if it is bright red you know it is closer like a hemorrhoids.  I have been dealing with this for the last couple of times and now am starting to think that maybe I will get checked soon anyway.

I am glad to see yours has cleared up.  Hopefully this will not happen again for you.
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Offline Winiroo

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009, 09:11:49 PM »
LOL I'm good unless I have a difficult bowel movement.

Funny how we (persons with HIV) seem ok with talking about bodily functions. Poop is generally something people wont talk about. Even though we all do it.

Offline mpositive

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2009, 09:38:49 PM »
Wini...negative....poop was always a big discussion....well before the HIV got me...lol.
Matter of f act, my brother and me, we consider poop to be of the utmost importance.  I have gotten calls saying "bro, you gotta see the s**t I just took".  No pictures thank goodness.  LOL   

Sorry, I could not resist, it's an "all in the family" kinda thing....  ;)

M

Offline Texan38

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2009, 09:51:06 PM »
Whew, well so far so good. Seems it did clear up by itself...Hey, I suddenly got a vision of Mr. Hankey the Christmas poo!
Who knew I'd end up laughing about bloody crap!  :D

ThanX!   :-*
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Offline pozinathens

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2009, 12:51:02 PM »
I am having issues too. I think mine was caused by over aggressive anal intercourse. Although, I have had some constipation too. Needless to say it has been quite painful. Feels like I am having spasms in my rectum. I did a google for "anal health" and found some great information.

I have self diagnosed myself as having an anal fissure but could be an internal hemorrhoid too. The thing that seems to help me is taking a hot bath and soaking for a bit, a couple of times a day. If at all possible after having or trying to poop. I have also started taking a stool softener which seems to be helping me. I also use preparation h after my hot bath.

If things don't get better in a week or so I will be heading to the doctor.

Hope you start feeling better soon.

Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2009, 03:59:05 PM »
With all this talk about problem anuses and rectal bleeding, I wanted to recommend an excellent product that helps avoid all of that. I went to a very good doctor who specializes in this sort of thing, just to get checked out, I was being paranoid. He said I was fine and recommended that I use an ointment called Calmoseptine to avoid bleeding, help with hemorrhoids, etc. He said that products such as Preparation-H contain cortisone, which can adversely affect immunity and exacerbate HPV (if someone has it to begin with obviously).  Anyway, this Calmoseptine stuff is great, it's sold without a Rx and really helps in promoting good health down under ;)
« Last Edit: March 06, 2009, 08:16:36 PM by Inchlingblue »

Offline jampdx

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Re: Bloody Crap!
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2009, 07:36:14 AM »
I'm glad it stopped but most commonly it's hemmorhoids.  Make sure and make your Dr aware though, things like GI bleeds are nothing to mess around with.  It really doesn't sound like that though cuz of the color.
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