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I've been suffering with intermittent rectal bleeding for almost a year now and wanted to ask my fellow sufferers what constitutes a "normal" amount of blood.
I was referred by my GP last June for an urgent 2 week colonoscopy but actually ended up having a flexible sigmoidoscopy. All was clear (phew) and they banded 2 hemmorrhoids (stage 2) which they attributed the bleeding to.
The bleeding continued and i had another couple banded in January just gone.
Long story short, I'm still suffering from what i consider heavy bleeding with clots. It happens consistently for 4 to 5 days then stops for a week or two.
All this time I've had a dull pulling pain in my lower right abdomen which the consultant dismisses. This pain worsens right before i start bleeding again.
I could attach pics but wouldn't want to gross everyone out, but essentially the toilet looks like a blood bath and blood sprays into the toilet followed by fast dripping. When i wipe there are always clots. After flushing there are usually clots still in the bottom of the toilet. During the 4-5 days this can happen 3-4 times per day.
I'm just after sine reassurance that others with hemmorrhoids have similar experiences as i can't help worrying that something more sinister is going on.
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