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Yikes. Just had a very scary bathroom experience. I'm panicking! Advice needed!!

I had what I thought was a normal bowel movement, and then sat there to read for a few minutes. When I got up the whole toilet was red with blood and I was actually dripping a little.

As soon as I wiped, the blood started to fade rapidly - like it usually does.

I've had this happen before, I had a painful fissure once that bled a lot, and I've never like - sat for a while, so maybe this amount is normal - it was REALLY scary though.

I'm completely healthy - no stomach trouble, no infections, no nothing - I had a colonoscopy and all sorts of things about three years ago when I was trying to figure stuff out (about 20 years early on those tests) so my thinking is that it is probably just another fissure - tis the season for dry irritated skin after all. But when I first saw the blood I almost called 911...

Any advice????? Go to the doctor ASAP or wait and see how things go??

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First off breath, I had the same thing last year. It could be a few things, a hemeroid or (I didn't check to see if you are a chick but if you are) i was told my my doctor that it's from endometreosis cause they are the same walls. I went to the ER in a complete freak out and I just sat there for 12 hours and all they did was an xray and blood work....i didn't even pee in a cup! I went back the ER and they kept me there for 4 hours and the doctor said "you didn't need to come in for this" and i was like I'M BLEEDING FROM MY ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOTS of blood too! ugh. so I would go just to get it documented if you have insurance. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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Happened to my husband - ended up being internal hemorrhoids. He called his GI and had a colonoscopy (his first) they decided it was an internal hemorrhoid and told him to eat more fiber. If you've got a GI, you could call their office tomorrow (as long as you are no longer bleeding) and talk to a nurse and ask what you should look out for or if you should be seen (since you did have a colonoscopy 3 yrs ago).

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Unless it continues to happen every time or all the time(even when not on the toilet..in undies ect) or if you are feeling light headed, sick ect...I would get in to see your GI(call and talk to nurse) or call you reg DR tomorrow(again call and ask for triage otherwise they'll just take a message at front desk and you won't get a call till teh end of tha day) and let them know what's up!

Good Luck!

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I definitly agree that you should call your doctor, but Im also going to share a bit of information I heard from one doctor. Feel free to correct me anyone if I am wrong. If the blood looks like dark coffee grounds, it is older blood which means it is coming from higher in your digestional tract and essentially means internal bleeding. That type of bleeding signifys a serious medical problem. If the blood is bright red, fresh blood, its coming from the very very end of the digestive tract such as a hemroid. That type of bleeding should be reported to a doctor, but is not usually considered an emergancy situation unless you are loosing a lot of blood. Either way, good luck!

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Ok, this has happened a lot to me too. But it wasn't hemmorhoids. I have a fissure caused by (wait for it...) a tight ass! I couldn't believe that was an actual medical problem! Seriously, I have a "tense sphincter" which causes fissures (rips in the tissue) which leads to bleeding.

When my doctor told me I said "Are you serious? The medical condition is a tight ass??"

Sometimes you have to laugh at medicine.

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Ok, this has happened a lot to me too. But it wasn't hemmorhoids. I have a fissure caused by (wait for it...) a tight ass! I couldn't believe that was an actual medical problem! Seriously, I have a "tense sphincter" which causes fissures (rips in the tissue) which leads to bleeding.

When my doctor told me I said "Are you serious? The medical condition is a tight ass??"

Sometimes you have to laugh at medicine.

Ahahahaha, thanks for sharing bulrush - I'm SURE this will be my diagnosis as well. :) I've been really stressed lately, so I wouldn't be surprised....

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Ok, this has happened a lot to me too. But it wasn't hemmorhoids. I have a fissure caused by (wait for it...) a tight ass! I couldn't believe that was an actual medical problem! Seriously, I have a "tense sphincter" which causes fissures (rips in the tissue) which leads to bleeding.

When my doctor told me I said "Are you serious? The medical condition is a tight ass??"

Sometimes you have to laugh at medicine.

I haven't had a good laugh since this all started back in August. Thanks,,,,, you made my day.

Joe

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Funny story about anal fissures. What an odd thing to blog about, but it is very funny.

I don't mean to belittle the whole thing at all . . . but oh, my, that blog --- honestly the tears from laughter are still streaming down my face!! :lol:

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