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hottie123
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...stool. I've posted about this before, it hadn't happened in a while but it happened again today. I've noticed very small amounts of bright red blood in my stool, usually when I wipe. It has been happening on and off for about 2 years, mostly in small periods the days leading up to my period. I have no other discomforts, other than getting gas in my stomach on the days leading up to my period, which I've always had and can easily do away with with a Zantac. Can this be somehow linked to my period? I've never worried much about it, thinking it's a deffiency in fiber or something, but I'm starting to get worried. Quite frankly, I don't wanna tell mom because I know she'll immediately over worried. I've also heard that this could be caused by some sort of poisoning brought on by ingredients in diet soda, is this true? I'm a hipoglycemic, so I drink diet coke quite a bit.

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Blood in your stool is really something that should get checked out by a doctor, particularly if it is a recurring problem. We can't diagnose over the internet, and this could be a sign of many different problems.
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hottie, do you have very hard stool? You're saying that the blood looks bright and red, which means that it's fresh, so there's a good chance that it's from fissures that were caused by strain. It's still always a good idea to see a doctor if this happens a lot, but the rule of thumb regarding this is that if the blood looks fresh, it was picked up on the way out. If it were to look dark and old, however, that would likely be a sign of some internal injury or problem and you should get that checked out asap.

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I hardly ever have hard stools or constipation, so I'm pretty sure that isn't the problem. Sometimes though I feel a bit of uncomfortableness when I sit, so I'm suspecting this may be due to hemorroids.
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