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    Exclamation Blood in stool!

    Hi,

    Well I just went for a Number 2 and when I wiped, the tissue was literally COVERED in bright red, fresh blood and there was like a huge blotch of it.

    When I wiped again there was nothing there.

    I'm 17 years old and the stool was solid and not thinned out or anything. I had diarrhoea a few days ago but that was because of eating a lot of junk food, like I have a terrible diet. There was a lot of mucus though with my diarrhoea- but no noticeable blood. I also haven't been constipated in a long time.

    This is the first time I've EVER noticed blood though

    And when I had a look at the stool in the toilet (I didn't touch it or anything), there was no blood and nothing was black, it was just noticeable on the toilet paper.

    I have no discomfort, stomach pains and everything feels absolutely normal

    It looked a bit like this, which I found on the internet, only there was a little less blood and the black thing wasn't on the paper (warning: it's quite disgusting): http://hemorrhoid-treatment-advice.n...ng-324x160.jpg

    From a google search, it sounds like it's probably haemorrhoids but what if it's bowel cancer?

    Should I give it a week and if it happens again I'll see a doctor?

    Thanks

    EDIT: Now I think about it, I do feel a tiny sensation from inside that area. It doesn't hurt and it's almost unnoticeable but yeah

    EDIT: I just sat down on the toilet and there was a small blotch of blood when I wiped again (I didn't pass anything). WHAT IF I BLEED TO DEATH?
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    Re: Blood in stool!

    It's definitely hemorrhoids, you're too young. I had the same thing happen to me last December, I consulted it with my uncle, who's a surgeon for 30 years, and he told me that during his career he only had 1 patient with bowel cancer under 40, he was 38 if I remember correctly. I'm 22 and I still wanted to get checked, and while I had no hemmorhoids, a polyp was found and that could've caused the bleeding in my case.


    I would recommend going to the doctor about it - while it's nothing sinister, hemmorhoids can be a pain in the ass (sorry I just couldn't resist that pun) later on.

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    Re: Blood in stool!

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    This is just a courtesy reply to let you know that your post was moved from its original place to a sub-forum that is more relevant to your issue.

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    Re: Blood in stool!

    It will be piles I am sure.
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    Blood in stool!

    Hi,

    Well 3 weeks ago this happened:

    Hi,

    Well I just went for a Number 2 and when I wiped, the tissue was literally COVERED in bright red, fresh blood and there was like a huge blotch of it.

    When I wiped again there was nothing there.

    I'm 17 years old and the stool was solid and not thinned out or anything. I had diarrhoea a few days ago but that was because of eating a lot of junk food, like I have a terrible diet. There was a lot of mucus though with my diarrhoea- but no noticeable blood. I also haven't been constipated in a long time.

    This is the first time I've EVER noticed blood though

    And when I had a look at the stool in the toilet (I didn't touch it or anything), there was no blood and nothing was black, it was just noticeable on the toilet paper.

    I have no discomfort, stomach pains and everything feels absolutely normal

    It looked a bit like this, which I found on the internet, only there was a little less blood and the black thing wasn't on the paper (warning: it's quite disgusting): http://hemorrhoid-treatment-advice.n...ng-324x160.jpg

    From a google search, it sounds like it's probably haemorrhoids but what if it's bowel cancer?

    Should I give it a week and if it happens again I'll see a doctor?

    Thanks

    EDIT: Now I think about it, I do feel a tiny sensation from inside that area. It doesn't hurt and it's almost unnoticeable but yeah

    EDIT: I just sat down on the toilet and there was a small blotch of blood when I wiped again (I didn't pass anything). WHAT IF I BLEED TO DEATH?
    three weeks later..

    and there wasn't more blood that I noticed on the paper when I wiped UNTIL NOW. I noticed a tiny streak of BRIGHT RED BLOOD on the paper. And my stools have all been loose 70% of the time over the three weeks and sometimes THIN. I think this is because I also have anxiety (which can cause looser stools and thin ones too) and because I have a terrible diet of mainly junk food

    This sounds disgusting but there's also a slight fishy odour there when I've smelled the paper once or twice to check if it was hemmerhoids, because an odour is a symptom. Sorry that's so disgusting but I was desperate

    I've had no serious stomach/bowel pains except for times when I need the toilet after eating a lot or something and it's totally bearable then

    What should I do?

    ---------- Post added at 05:09 ---------- Previous post was at 05:01 ----------

    Bowel cancer symptoms:

    Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo

    Yes, a lot of bright red blood three weeks ago that came with a hard stool.

    Three weeks have gone by and I didn't notice any until now, which was a tiny streak of bright red blood.

    My stools aren't ever really like dark and black, recently they've been lighter brown but looser

    A persistent and unexplained change in bowel habit

    Sometimes it can be firmer, sometimes loose and sometimes (which happens a lot now) thin, but I do have very poor diet and I have anxiety which I've heard can cause that. But I don't wanna just jump to that as a reason because it could be something more sinister

    Unexplained weight loss

    I wish. If anything I think I've put quite a lot on

    Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason

    No. I can stay up all night if I want to and if I am tired it's because I stay up all night a lot of the time and sometimes only get 5-6 hours sleep

    A pain or lump in your tummy

    No I haven't experienced any tummy pain, more like bowel pain IF I need the toilet and that's more of a discomfort than a pain

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    Re: Blood in stool!

    Then No, you don’t have cancer. It’s common to have internal piles, but it’s also very likely that your hard poo caused a fissure or something.
    Scary to see, but really nothing to concern yourself too much over.

    How about you try and eat a bit healthier, do some exercise or something. That will make you feel better in more ways than one.


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    Re: Blood in stool!

    Yep then bowel cancer is definitely ruled out can be hemmoroids or fissures or a number of things, try to eat healthier and exercise more as scass suggested and if symptoms persist and you're worried, see a GP x
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    Re: Blood in stool!

    I know but I have thinner stools, occasionally with mucus and had A LOT of blood three weeks ago

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    Re: Blood in stool!

    PLEASE HELP I'm freaking out... what is it about my case specifically that makes bowel cancer unlikely besides my age

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    Re: Blood in stool!

    You went 3 weeks without bleeding. Cancer doesn't come and go.

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