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Hi I am new to this group. I had diarrhoea with a lot of blood on Thursday morning followed by five more episodes. I went to bed and got up about 1.30 and went to the loo and it happened again. But this time I thought I was going to pass out and was pale shaky and clammy. The NHS helpline was going to get me an ambulance but my husband took me into A&E.
They were really good took a load of bloods - everything was apparently normal and my haemoglobin, although slightly low wasn't too bad and I didn't need a transfusion. They took me up to a ward where I waited until I was seen by the consultant. I had no pain during all of this just felt washed out and very shaky. He felt my stomach etc and didn't say anything apart from they didn't need to do a scan; I would be booked in for a colonoscopy as an outpatient and that I could eat and drink as normal. He went on to describe it as small bubbles of blood on my colon that had burst, and that it was very common.
I have since googled it and think it is Diverticulitis.
I have had a couple more bowl movements where it was sort of getting more solid and the water was less bloody. My last couple of movements were better and no blood in the water but I could see it in the poo.
So my questions are:
After having an attack like this and things start (hopefully) to settle down is there blood in the poo for a while?
I have been passing wind a lot is this common and does is smell horrible.
Also when I had the attack the movement really smelled bad is this common and a sign of an infection?
I know this is horrible and its the first time anything like this has ever happened to me it was so frightening.
Lastly, I am under extreme stress at this time. I am taking my son to Germany for an operation next week - they don't do it in the UK. I am basically an emotional wreck.
Any help or answers would be appreciated.
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