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I'm really sorry if this grosses anyone out, but I'm concerned about recent issues related to stool.

Thanks in advance if you are still reading! ;)

For the past 10 days I've had red blood marbled throughout my stool. Other than that, it's light tan colored.

No issues with diarrhea, but history of constipation (though not recently).

This has occurred in the past, but only every once in a while.

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease & have been gluten free (hopefully - never can tell in a mixed household) for about 10 days.

Maybe it's the diet change?

I see my G.I on Tuesday - but this is someone who initially said all my symptoms were probably caused by an inflamed rib :blink: whatever that is...

Can anyone relate?

I'm concerned, but hoping that it's "just" the Celiac and not something more ominous.

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I'm really sorry if this grosses anyone out, but I'm concerned about recent issues related to stool.

Thanks in advance if you are still reading! ;)

For the past 10 days I've had red blood marbled throughout my stool. Other than that, it's light tan colored.

No issues with diarrhea, but history of constipation (though not recently).

This has occurred in the past, but only every once in a while.

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease & have been gluten free (hopefully - never can tell in a mixed household) for about 10 days.

Maybe it's the diet change?

I see my G.I on Tuesday - but this is someone who initially said all my symptoms were probably caused by an inflamed rib :blink: whatever that is...

Can anyone relate?

I'm concerned, but hoping that it's "just" the Celiac and not something more ominous.

I can relate,,, I have ruled out other possibilitys and have come to realize that ,for me,bloody stool is a symptom of ingesting soy.

Have you had a endoscope and/or colonoscopy???

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Sorry for the personal question, but how old are you? Have you been recently pregnant or pregnant in the past? Have you ever had a hemorrhoid?

Hearing that the stool is marbled with the blood makes it sound a lot like potential internal hemorrhoids. Because the internal ones aren't painful, you wouldn't know you had them necessarily and they could burst and put blood on your stool without you knowing they were there.

If you're over 50, it may be time for a colonoscopy anyway to make sure that nothing is wrong. Even if you're not over 50, it may be time for a colonoscopy to make sure there's nothing more sinister than hemorrhoids going on in there.

Pregnancy would make the hemorrhoids more likely, as would a history of hemorrhoids in the past.

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If it was black that would be more potentially serious. Like mentioned it could be hemorrhoids, some kind of irritation in your lower bowels, or as simple as eating beets or red dye of some type. Let your doctor know.

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Sorry for the personal question, but how old are you? Have you been recently pregnant or pregnant in the past? Have you ever had a hemorrhoid?

Hearing that the stool is marbled with the blood makes it sound a lot like potential internal hemorrhoids. Because the internal ones aren't painful, you wouldn't know you had them necessarily and they could burst and put blood on your stool without you knowing they were there.

If you're over 50, it may be time for a colonoscopy anyway to make sure that nothing is wrong. Even if you're not over 50, it may be time for a colonoscopy to make sure there's nothing more sinister than hemorrhoids going on in there.

Pregnancy would make the hemorrhoids more likely, as would a history of hemorrhoids in the past.

I am 41 years old and I've never been pregnant.

I don't think I've ever had a hemorrhoid - seems like something I'd remember. There's no pain when I pass stool, so perhaps I do have internal ones - as you said.

I plan to ask my G.I for a colonoscopy. I've only had an upper endoscopy.

Thank you for the suggestions!

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