Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:54 AM
So I've noticed a couples times (inconsistently) I will get these tiny tiny smaller than a pinhead (most times) of red (what I'm assuming to be blood) Is this something I should be concerned about? Last time I went to the GI nurse, she suggested a flex sig but I was pregnant at the time and wasn't able to get it. Now that I have tons of bills adding up from my miscarriage, financially I'm struggling to force myself to going to get this flex sig, I just don't know that I can afford it right now. Should I be concerned though? Other than the tiny specs of red blood, I am feeling pretty good. I have some bladder pressure here and there, not sure if that's connected or not.
I'm female 32, have no family history of colon cancer, but my dad did get some polyps removed in his 50's.
What should I be watching for? Should I be concerned now? I'm struggling with this nagging feeling to go back to the GI doctor, but financially it's going to be really hard on us, so if I don't need to be worried, that would be the best!!!
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Posted 01 November 2016 - 05:25 PM
are you sure its blood and not something you eat? because i dont see how blood could be on your stool that small but be noticeable. Usually if there is blood in that small amount you can't see it because it would mix with the stool,creating more "streaks" of maroonish/ darker red. You could always get a fecal occult blood test to just make sure if it is or isn't blood. do you eat anything that is reddish at all?
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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:31 PM
Hi, sometimes the small amounts of blood can be due to internal hemorrhoids. I'm sorry about your miscarriage. While blood is always something to be suspicious of, I have had it, too, and my GI doc, given my history, has not been worried. But then again I cannot have a flex sig due to the craziest colon ever (very twisted....and that is despite having over 1/3 of it removed!!) I would say keep watching it, see if it is related to food as one of the other responders has said. That would account for the inconsistency. So keep a diary to take to the GI nurse.
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