A BM that looked like a composite of BMs
Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:43 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:50 PM
Ph.D in Biology
Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:51 PM
Elmiron 3 x 100mg daily
Interstitial Cystitis (diagnosed June 2011 via cystoscopy)
Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:50 AM
Yeah, I figured out a while back that that kind of attitude is very important.Regarding the blood. I found in this bigger piece a few tiny specks of red (maybe three) and I chose to believe it wasn't blood, because I'm terrified of that.Is that something I should worry about?How exactly does blood show up? Is it liquid or coagulated? Is it that if there is blood I can't miss it or would it require examination?
Other than with IBS you get all kinds of weird stools sometimes all in the same movement....it isn't like this is a sign of something worse or deadly. Just part of IBS.Sometimes constipated stools can get small and hard (rabbit pellet poo) and often that gets out when another stool comes along to push it out.With IBS generally, just be happy you poo, and don't poo too much, and stop with the over-analyzing everything that comes out. It won't tell you anything other than you still have IBS and can often just add a lot of stress and worry. Believe it or not it takes a lot of coordination to get the stool to the end of the gut at just the right time to have it come out in the perfect form once a day at the same time every day. Even most healthy people can't do that all the time. With IBS the coordination can be just a bit off and lead to all kinds of weird things in the toilet. A quick check to see if you passed a bunch of blood with the stool is all you need if you even look at all. I recommend not even looking, just be happy it came out and flush it away. With IBS you could drive yourself insane trying to figure out what each and every different consistency and color mean. And it won't give you anything that really guides what you should eat or what meds you should take.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:27 AM
Ph.D in Biology