Really scared !

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I have had on and off blood in my stools for a year but for the last two months it has been everyday, i super scared that it's something serious. i can even get a sigmoidcopy done because of this virus so i'm stuck. i have hemorroids but i dont think hemorroid is causing the bleeding. cause hemorroid bleeding doesnt happen everyday and neither im constipated. someone please do let me know how to not stress so much, i feel so stucl cant even get it checked !

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    Are you sure it is blood in your stools and nit bleeding caused by scratching as you have haemorrhoids? I have a constant itchy bum and often there's blood on the loo roll after i have wiped it. It is usually difficult to wipe my bum properly because of torn skin.

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    Hello Jasmin

    Try not to be super scared but please go to see your doctor. Even in these times surely your GP will see you about something as important as this. I also have haemorrhoids and about 3 or 4 years ago I started to have a lot of bleeding. It was actually dripping out nearly every time I went. I went to see my GP and was referred to a specialist. The most important thing is the colour of the blood. If it is bright red and not dark and clotted, it is in the lower bowel and probably an internal haemorroid or a fistula (I think that is what they call them). I am saying this, not to stop you visiting your GP, but to encourage you to go as it will, if bright red blood, probably be benign but should be dealt with sooner rather than later.

    I had an operation to get rid of the haemorrhoid which was successful but not without effects (not serious) but the benefits outweigh the effects)

    Has your doctor expressed an opinion? Mine did a check and was fairly sure it was an internal haemorroid but referred me to a specialist anyway.

    Sorry if I have rambled too much but just want to make sure you go to your doctor (although if you are in the USA it might be expensive, I don't know about that, being lucky enough to be living with our NHS).

    Good luck and please keep us informed.

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      Hey @richardeblack my gp knows, and she's concerned that im bleeding everyday, so she reffered me to a consultant. i sopke to the consultant and he said he cant do much due to covid and he doesnt think im serious enough to have an invasive producer and risk corona. Im in such a state right now, worried sick.

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    hello again Jasmin

    What has your GP said about the consultant's position? has your GP done any internal examination? is the blood bright red? are there any clots? How much is there, mine would have been about 10 to 15 drips after passing the stool but not every time i had a motion.

    Did the consultant do any examination and did he suggest why he thought he couldn't do anything? Will your GP try another consultant?

    I can imagine how you are feeling, especially in such a worrying time.

    Take care, Richard.

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    my apologies for such a slow reply Jasmin

    did your GP examine you? If the blood is bright red, I was told it was in the lower bowel and probably internal haemorroids. I had a Heamorroidal Artery Ligation which cuts off the blood supply and shrinks them. It is an invasive procedure with general anasthetic. Mine went ok and the haemorroid had prolapsed so they fixed that at the same time. Not pleasant but had a really nice excellent surgeon.

    I'm in Lincolnshire, where are you?

    Do you have pain? it could be an anal fistula but apparently there is pain with them. Another possibility could be polyps which need to be removed. (simple banding). When is your ultrasound? I assume it is a normal external one and not a trans rectal one. I would hope the consultant will see you after that and examine you.

    I expect you have looked on the internet. Lots of info out there but concentrate on serious science ones like NHS or NIH, too many rubbish sites.

    Let us know how you get on please.


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