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#1 Yippee-Ki-Yay

Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:37 PM

From one's rear end? Ive had piles before when pg. This seems kind of similar with the exception of the volume of blood. It is bright coloured, so I dont think it is anything too worrisome, but there just seems to be a lot of it. I REALLY dont want to see a doctor about this. What would be the trigger for you to brave the humiliation of being morbidly obese and presenting your bottom for inspection?

#2 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:40 PM

I think any significant blood coming from your butt area is a red flag and should be checked out.

My trigger was the possibility of bowel cancer and needing a frigging colostomy bag!!!

#3 MarciaB

Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:41 PM

Make an appointment with your doctor and go and get it checked out.

Most probably nothing to be concerned about - but you need to get it checked.

My dad had bowel cancer - so any blood would be a trigger for me to go and have it checked.

Edited by MarciaB, 20 January 2020 - 04:42 PM.


#4 purplekitty

Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:41 PM

It is probably haemorrhoids but you know the answer to your question,it should investigated.

When did you last have a colonoscopy?

#5 Mollyksy

Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:45 PM

Agree with PPs, you need to see a dr. Yes it being bright red is good but it needs to be checked out ASAP. Doctors are professionals but as an obese women who has stripped off for numerous IVF and pregnancy related internal ultrasounds I realised drs have a job to do and have seen it all. Good luck.

#6 petit_manchot

Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:52 PM

Yeah, as someone with severe inflammatory bowel disease, I think you need to put aside your discomfort and get it checked out by a doctor. While it could be a haemi, it could also be a number of other more serious things that you don’t want to mess around with.

I’m no stranger to bleeding, but any significant change in the volume or frequency should be a trigger for further investigation.

#7 lucky 2

Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:52 PM

I had a colonoscopy today, once I was in the theatre I was acutely aware that my butt would be on view within a minute or two. Not a happy thought!
But, it was the only way to get the information about my health.
And believe me, they've seen it all, skinny bums, fat bums...

You need to see your GP, if not for you, do it for your loved ones who want you to be well. x

#8 purplekitty

Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:54 PM

Doctors have seen thousands of bums,don't worry about.

It is too important to ignore.

#9 born.a.girl

Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:59 PM

When I had ulcerative colitis significantly aggravated by an adrenal issue I had regular colonoscopies. The joy.


At one visit though, I had my four year old with her and the gastroenterologist, with a daughter the same age, asked her if he should ask me questions first, or look up my bum first.

Of course you know how a four year old answered.


As pps have said, they've seen it all, they'll be oblivious of your body.  I'm now painfully conscious of my ageing body, but again, significant numbers of people going to doctors are older than me. They've seen plenty of saggy flesh.

#10 rosie28

Posted 20 January 2020 - 05:03 PM

Any at all. It’s well worth being checked out, it’s likely piles or a fissure, but it could be something far more serious.

#11 Yippee-Ki-Yay

Posted 20 January 2020 - 05:03 PM

Thanks for the replies. I needed a reality check. Will make an appt and get over myself.

#12 SallyJay

Posted 20 January 2020 - 05:07 PM

I did this recently, was just a tear that she could see very quickly so it was over very fast. And to be frank it was not anywhere near as awful as I thought it was going to be. It was quick and I was mostly covered just laying on my side. Please go OP, you'll only worry yourself sick. Its more than likely nothing and truly, for less than a minute of bum showing you'll be all fixed up xx

#13 Twinmum+2

Posted 20 January 2020 - 06:07 PM

 ~Jolly_F~, on 20 January 2020 - 04:40 PM, said:

I think any significant blood coming from your butt area is a red flag and should be checked out.

My trigger was the possibility of bowel cancer and needing a frigging colostomy bag!!!

Red flag?  :laugh:

Sorry... it's been one of those days...

#14 Caitlin Happymeal

Posted 20 January 2020 - 06:23 PM

Glad you are getting it checked out :)

Blood, especially in a toilet bowel, can look a whole lot bigger in volume than it actually is. I've looked down at times and thought it looked like a crime scene.

BUT(t) (pun totally intended) - rectal bleeding should always be investigated. It may be nothing, for sure. But the amount of people I treat for various colorectal cancer who thought it wasn't that big a deal, or who were too shy to see thier doc about it - well, it's just really sad.

I say this as someone who works with cancer patients, and as someone with a polyp prone family - your poop chute is a really vital and underrated peice of equipment.

Most likely a simple fissure or bum grapes (what we call haemorrhoids in our fam - we are very "open" about our bowels - again - pun totally intended) but best get it checked.

Good luck - it's pretty distressing to see a lot of blood from the back passage..

#15 *melrose*

Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:52 PM

Please op don't you ever be ashamed of yourself getting looked at by a doctor, it's there job they see it all day. Please make an appointment asap. (tomorrow)




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