blood in your shit?

Intern in IB-M&A

hey guys, anyone ever have blood in your shit? happened to me a few months ago and happened again this weekend - saw the water in the toilet bowl was reddish and when i wiped my ass there was fresh bright red blood, nothing really hurt anywhere, but there was a substantial amount (maybe half the amount that comes from a normal nosebleed). i'm fine already, but still slightly concerning and nothing i googled really answered my questions.

TIA

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Mar 26, 2020

Best case, you just temporarily burst a vein in your colon, worst case its colon cancer. I would have it checked either way. Another hypothesis could be that you ate beetroot and forgot - gets me every time.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

yeah i had to think hard if i had any red foods... thanks!

  • Analyst 1 in S&T - Other
Mar 26, 2020

Depends on what normal nosebleed means. If it doesn't cover the entire water surface, most likely a minor fissure (a small cut, hence the fresh blood). If that's the case, try not to strain, rest your feet on a small chair when you go, and soften (and after a few days, bulk) your stool over the next few days by food/medication to avoid reinjury. Best case scenario it'll be asymptomatic (i.e. no more bleeding, since you mention you have no feelings of pressure/pain/swelling at all) in a few days, and you shouldn't worry as many people who work long hours and high stress jobs deal with some degree of issues down there (esp. hemorrhoids). Note that this might very well end up becoming a recurring issue, but that in any case longer-term lifestyle changes should be adapted to minimize recurrence. I was going to put a joke in there somewhere but thought it'd be in poor taste. Best of luck, and do make a GP visit if bleeding persists and have your stool tested to rule out stomach issues, though most likely you should be fine.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

yeah thanks for this - sbed

it's stopped for now but i'll have it checked out if it happens again

was also wondering if it may be a lifestyle thing - i'm not very kind to my body...

  • Quant in HF - Other
Mar 26, 2020

fissures hurt like a bitch though, especially if there was a lot of blood.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

jesus christ it stung like a mother fucker my god

Funniest
Mar 26, 2020

what the fuck

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Mar 26, 2020
Snake the Jake:

what the fuck

Couldn't SB this fast enough

Mar 27, 2020

I POUNDED him in the ass

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 27, 2020

worst deal - still didn't get an offer

0/10 poor experience would not recommend

Mar 26, 2020

Bright red could be a burst hemorrhoid. Dark is concerning.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

yeah i was thinking it may be - i shit like 5 times a day lol

Mar 26, 2020

that last part is just as concerning

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Mar 26, 2020

Bro have you eaten beets recently?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

no... at first thought it may be the bottle of red i had the previous night but i've never had that happen before

Mar 26, 2020

Why are you asking us? Ask a doctor.

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Mar 27, 2020

Speaking of "doctor," I've always dreamed of pursuing a PhD in Quantitative Economics with the end-goal of breaking into IB.

Mar 26, 2020

Yeah, this is probably not the best place to ask this question. Google it and look for reputable sources like the Mayo Clinic, etc. If you still have concerns, see a a physician, if you can find one who has some availability .

  • Manager in CorpDev
Mar 26, 2020

If it keeps happening, go see a GI. I had the same thing recurring once a month for the better part of a year. I had a huge pre cancerous polyp removed before I was 30.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

jesus christ... now you're really scaring me

what happened?

  • Manager in CorpDev
Mar 26, 2020

Nothing. Removed during a colonoscopy before it turned into anything serious.

Mar 26, 2020

Have a friend where this continually happened to him for years, on and off. After finally getting checked he had some semi-serious gastrointestinal issues, so you should really see a doctor if this continues.

Mar 26, 2020

How does OP get 2 SB's for this topic?

Anyways if you can't make it to a Dr. You can always try Teledoc.com. you can get an examination from home. Just be sure to show the Dr. Your ass hole on your webcam. You can also try cologuard, at home colon testing.

Times are changing!!!

Your welcome

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Mar 26, 2020
MangoTang:

How does OP get 2 SB's for this topic?

Giving him shit for this topic seems mean spirited

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Mar 26, 2020

Haha, for a second, I thought you were being serious!

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

thanks hahaha sb'ed

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Mar 26, 2020

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Mar 26, 2020

Not to scare you, but this was the first sign that my dad had cancer. Not trying to worry you, but I just want everyone to read this, remember this, and know it's a serious thing.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

yeah that scared me as well too - there's a history of cancer in my family...

hope your dad beat it though, cancer is a fucked up thing

Mar 26, 2020

Potentially Crohns. Get checked - nothing to mess with.

Mar 26, 2020

on a similar note - anyone's knee buckle from time to time when they walk?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

similar???

my ass hole...

  • Associate 3 in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

I always upvote ass.

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Mar 26, 2020

Been there, bro. Fortunately, mine was just a little gut infection and the antibiotics cleared it right up. I'd definitely go get it checked though. On the upside, I got to go full monkey and shit in this hat looking thing. Then I got to use a popsicle stick to scoop it up and smear it in a container. Then I got to hand said container of shit to an attractive lady who worked at the lab. 10/10 would do it again.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

do you know what caused it

Mar 27, 2020

It actually may have been a virus. Either way, it was a total non-event; I went home, took a shit, brought the shit to the lab and got some antibiotics. I was in high school so, the only salient memory I have is handing the shit cup to the attractive nurse with big boobs.

Mar 26, 2020

Beetroot juice is one hell of a drug

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Mar 26, 2020

Check to make sure you don't have pilonidal disease. It's a cyst/abscess that forms around the tailbone/top of ass crack. It's more common in women but men can have it too. Generally peaks around mid-20s. You'll have noticed it a long time ago, it could have drained (mixture of blood and pus occasionally), but they can develop quickly. Most of seems to be due to genetics, but having a lot of hair in that area doesn't help. If it doesn't get better, you might have to get surgery for it, which currently is listed generally as elective and surgeons aren't performing it own as much with the virus. Hopefully this is not what happened to you, it's a real bitch.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

hahahaha ok it's funny you say this because i literally had a surgery for this not fucking 4 months ago - worst god damn pain i felt in my life i would not wish it upon my worst enemy

had 2 doctors (male) come in and gently rape my bum with a lubed up hand (don't think it was necessary) - enjoyed it a bit too much no homo

Mar 26, 2020

I was supposed to get surgery next week because the one I had before was fucked up, and the surgeon told me today that it's fucking canceled since it's termed as "elective". I'm so livid, I really don't know what to do.

Sounds like you had a great time though!

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Mar 26, 2020

How are your stools? Does it go down smoothly, does it look normal? Now I don't need to know the answer to those questions nor do I need to see any pictures, but keep that in mind. When my diet used to be terrible in college (all protein no salads or fibers), I used to think that I was shitting out extremely sharp Tinconderoga pencils, and those would come with some blood... After fixing my diet, my stools became normal and I never bled again.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 27, 2020

i shit a fair bit like 5 times a day maybe but i also i eat like absolute shit and drink a lot so there may be some lifestyle changes i need to implement...

as for looking normal i just check the bowl to make sure i'm not shitting blood

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 27, 2020

What do you eat? This is the perfect time to change your diet

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 27, 2020

Definitely coronavirus

Mar 27, 2020

If it's fresh it's probably just hemorrhoids, either internal or external - though the external ones you'd def feel (itch, pain).

But do get it check out, there's always a chance of it being something more severe.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 27, 2020

yeah i think that's probably the case, haemorrhoids go away naturally right?

Mar 28, 2020
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Mar 28, 2020
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