I'm a 17 year old female- For the last three years I've had on and off bloody stool (every few months, possibly less)- however my doctor has assumed it is hemorrhoids. But now it has returned - again - but it is not like it has been over those few years. When I had the blood the last three years, it lasted a certain amount of days consecutively. Three days of bright red blood along with some pain during movements, and it was done, as well as some fiber.

However, now, the notch has been upped a bit, and things have gotten stranger. I eat fruit and veggies on a daily basis and rarely eat anything considered "unhealthy". I eat cucumbers, melons, tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms- the list just keeps going.

Every other day I have blood. However the blood varies, and I don't have pain like I used to.
One day I won't have blood. The next day, this occurs-

First movement I'll have no blood. Second movement I'll have just some bright red blood, nothing extreme, but it doesn't appear to be on the stool itself. Third movement I'll have no blood on the stool itself, but a lot of bright red blood in the bowl, and what appears to be small darker stool covered completely with darker blood (in other words clots).

I'm kinda worried by this pattern, and it just keeps going. I've been like this for maybe five days now and it doesn't appear to be slowing down.
As far as medication history- The only recent medications I've been on are Pulmicort and Albuterol. I did take an NSAID right before this occurred but I don't imagine one dose of an NSAID could trigger something like this.

Am I just being neurotic and this could be hemorrhoids, or should I consider further action?
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replied August 7th, 2011
I had blood in my stool and you should always take blood in your stool seriously. It could be hemorrhoids but could be something serious. I suggest you go to see a GI specialist, they will do a rectal exam to determine if you have hemorrhoids or not, if not they will probably want you to have a colonoscopy so they can search your intestines for what is causing the bleeding. Get this checked out asap.
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