I just started having some cramping and went to the toilet. I had diarrhea, only the bits of stool were bright red and there was also a lot of reddish-brown liquid. I'm freaking out, is that what it looks like when there's blood in your diarrhea? I'm so scared. I've been having IBS symptoms off and on for about a year now (alternating constipation and diarrhea) and this is the first time this has happened. I also just got over a cold, but there are no signs of fever or illness now. I'm so scared, what could be wrong? I'm scheduling an appointment asap.
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replied January 31st, 2015
Thank you for asking at ehealthforum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Bloody diarrhea with history of IBS is common. No worries. Just keep a balanced diet and lifestyle. And consult a gastro at an earliest convenience. Your recent illness might have triggered it.

I hope it helps. stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and can not be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.

Take care

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