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Die off or something new? (Blood in poop)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 12, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Hi all, I am a 22 year old mother of an 11 month old. I have lost 50lbs since giving birth by eating primal. It has been relatively easy, and I am slowly feeling less pain all over and my bowel movements went from diarrhea every day to 'normal'. In the past week though, I have started drinking a lot of kombucha simply because I was craving it all the time. I have also eaten too many almond flour treats. No ingredients that aren't primal though. That is why I am confused as to why I have had abdominal cramping and bloody mucus in my stools for the past two days. No fever. Husband (who eats what I eat mostly) is not ill. I wondered if all the kombucha and increase in pickles/other fermented goodies is cleaning out my intestines? My stool is also pellet-like even though I have not decreased my water intake. Should I be concerned? I've never had blood and mucus in my stools before.

*I guess I was naive to think that since I am not eating gluten, my digestive system shouldn't have problems like this. I was simply curious if all the new good bacteria from fermented foods were wiping out the old bad bacteria etc. And at 22 cancer was not my first thought. So just to be clear, the blood and mucus is probably not related to fermented foods?

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on November 12, 2012
at 08:01 PM

Please excuse my shamefully horrible writing...

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on November 12, 2012
at 08:01 PM

Seriously. Could be anything from nothing to incredibly, life-threateningly serious. Not trying to scare you. Oh, hell, who am I kidding? Yes, I am trying to scare you! Get thee to a doctor ASAP! I have a friend who is the young mother of a sweet baby boy because she went to the doc with rectal bleeding and they cured her colon cancer and lived to tell about it, get married, and have a little babe.

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on November 12, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Doctor question, not internet question!

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on November 12, 2012
at 03:49 PM

I meant to write "The stool"

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on November 12, 2012
at 03:48 PM

Please see a doctor. Blood in this stool should be checked out.

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on November 12, 2012
at 03:49 PM

I have hemerrhiods thanks to 2 pregnancies and dry hard stools cause bleeding. But you should have this checked out by a doctor to be sure--sounds concerning.

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on November 12, 2012
at 05:34 PM

You should get this checked by a doctor.

It's most likely to be something fairly benign (e.g. bleeding from haemorrhoids or an anal fissure, especially if you've been eating a lot of insoluble fibre e.g. almonds) but you really need to get it checked to make absolutely sure it's nothing more serious.

Rectal bleeding (bleeding from the bottom) is usually caused by a swollen blood vessel or a small tear around the anus. However, it can have a more serious cause and should never be ignored.

You should always get rectal bleeding checked by your GP [doctor] to rule out more serious causes.

NHS Direct Wales Encylopedia

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