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#1 Old 10-05-2011, 09:29 AM
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My life's barely begun and yet I'm fighting off death and its indiscriminate lasso already. Last night and this morning I've found blood in my stools: quite unambiguously blood. Although I'm a cold, hard cynic who frowns and spits upon superstition or its sisters, I've recently had this underlying belief that my digestive system has had something the matter - this despite no pains or problems. Then last night, i unexpectedly got the confirmation; they say that the gut and brain are very closely linked and talk to each other almost constantly...it seems they were right. I know that it's not something minor; i can feel that it's aggressive and is ready to throw me into the eternal nothing. Anyway, I'm only the tragically young age of 21 and now I am a was.

Can anyone assuage my crippling fear perhaps - has this happened to anyone else? Is there a chance that I'm NOT living through the beginning of the premature end? Any help or comfort would be appreciated immensely.

I've an appointment with the doctors tomorrow by the way, i was unable to get one today.

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Im sorry if this sounds rude...but you havent been to the Doctors and are you self diagnosing?
Its never a good idea.
You will make yourself ill worrying!

Try and stay clam till youve seen someone. Theres not really anything that will make it better till youve seen a professional.
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Well, if you see red blood then it's more likely just a hemmeroid or similar.
Internal bleeding appears as black stool, not red blood.
Call a doctor and see what's up though.
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#4 Old 10-05-2011, 11:19 AM
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My stool now appears to be black (and brown). I've just moved to this city and have no idea how to go about getting a doctor at this time of night. All surgeries are closed
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Have you tried looking for a walk in clinic in your area. Just google it and see what comes up for your area.
Walk in Clinics tend to have longer hours.
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#6 Old 10-05-2011, 11:46 AM
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Yeah, i have. It's closed!
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You have an apointment tomorrow. The only thing you can do is try and keep your mind occupied this evening and get some rest.
Not brilliant advice Im afraid
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It would be extremely rare for blood in the stool to signify anything deadly in someone your age. Try not to worry, your appointment tomorrow will be soon enough with the symptoms you describe. The tests they may order, however, are not fun :/

I'm a nurse btw. Try to relax, I am sure you have a long, wonderful life ahead of you.
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Any chance you've eaten beets recently?

Have you been constipated or forced any recent bowel movements?

I agree with the others that most likely it's not serious and just hemorrhiods or fissures. I had an ex who reacted very similar when the same thing happened to him. He assumed the worst and called up all his friends and family crying hysterically assuming this was the end. The next morning the doctor examed him and diagnosed him with hemorrhoids.

Try not to stress and worry over it. Keep yourself busy to get your mind off of obsessing over it.
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I've just a feeling that it's serious, i can almost feel it. Nonetheless, i'm gonna make some sweet potato chips and watch a film to take my mind off it. Hopefully tomorrow brings news of relief at the least. I'll keep everyone posted and thank you for all your input.

For now

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Indeed, try to relax until tomorrow! Worrying will get you nowhere & will be of no help. Good luck for tomorrow, I hope everything is fine and dandy.

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Dude. No doubt. Go to the doctor. Blood in the stool will warrant some further investigation, an exam for starters.

Also...positive thinking helps you stay well!

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I've just a feeling that it's serious, i can almost feel it. Nonetheless, i'm gonna make some sweet potato chips and watch a film to take my mind off it. Hopefully tomorrow brings news of relief at the least. I'll keep everyone posted and thank you for all your input.

For now

T'ra

Sounds like a great plan! Good luck tomorrow and remember to remain calm and breathe!!
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Yes, it sounds like it's time to do a little poo-poo in the pot and get tested.

*Kicks the smiths jukebox into action* "His stools are black on the outside cos black is how he feels on the inside".

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I'd say go to Emergency. No point waiting. At least I wouldn't.
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Are you taking decongestants? Really high doses make me bleed out the ass (and nose) See the walk in clinic as soon as you can.

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Did you go to the doctor? Everything ok?
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Im not trying to be rude...but wouldnt a PM have been more appropriate for your post?
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Couldn't the same be said for your post?

<<wonders if W&W has been to see the doc yet.

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#21 Old 10-08-2011, 09:22 AM
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Couldn't the same be said for your post?

<<wonders if W&W has been to see the doc yet.

I was wondering the same...

and perhaps. But I was making a statement, not starting a friendly conversation with an old friend
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