I have bloody stools for 2 years is this irritable bowel syndrome?

Hello, I have been sporadically getting bloody stool (very light – light) for about 2 years. I have been taking medications such as buprenorphine, diazepam, birth control, zofran, and also recently trying out buspirone. The blood in my stool has started way before starting any of these medications, and the consistancy of the blood in the stool has stayed the same since starting any of these medications, so my belief is that my medications are not a contributing factor, but may be. Like I said, it is occasional, maybe 1 or 2 times a month, and is quite painful and I can usually tell if it will be a bloody stool or not. (I am highly constipated most of the time as I don’t eat or drink much or have many fiber rich diets so I use the bathroom for stool maybe 3 times at most a week, but usually less.) Some more information about me, I am 20, about 110 lbs, 5’0 ft, female, and have a chronic pelvic pain disorder that has been unidentified by many doctors, leaving me with my chronic pain medication, Belbuca (buprenorphine at a microgram level dosage) and I have just recently started that medication. I have started getting the chronic pain about a year ago and saw doctors, GYN’s, emergency room visits, and no solution but possible “fluid in the ovaries that should go away.” It has been a year and could possibly attribute to the bloody stool, but as forementioned, the bloody stool has been an issue for 2 years, so before the pelvic pain began. My question is, if this blood is occasional and highly likely from lack of water and fiber intake, should I worry contacting my doctor/pharmacist about this issue? Could it be something more serious? Could it just be irritable bowel syndrome?

4 Comments on “I have bloody stools for 2 years is this irritable bowel syndrome?

  1. Definitely it could be due to low fiber intake and low water intake..
    IBS usually alternates diarrhea and constipation.
    But if untreated (even naturally) this will complicate to hemorrhoids ..
    Try sticking to high fiber and water diet..
    Lower the animal protein intake .
    Exercise and yoga regularly.

  2. In my opinion it is not irritable bowel syndrome as it does not explain the blood
    There are 2 possibilities
    1 hemorrhoids
    2 colorectal tumor

    I recommend an x ray ,High-sensitivity fecal occult blood tests , Flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy and
    CA 19-9
    If i am right blood color should be bright (not dark)

    Good Luck

  3. hi
    irritable bowel syndrome usually does not cause blood in stools,but its not impossible though.
    a gastroendoscopy with colonoscopy will lead to a definitive diagnosis.
    a mucosal biopsy should be done while performing endoscopy.
    high fibre diet,prebiotics and antacids will help.
    avoid junk and spicy food.

  4. Most probably Anal fissure … Or could be infected haemorrhoids

    Just take a look at the anal orifice or if you feel something protruded , its haemorrhoids, if so , you must see your PCP

    If its anal fissure, you ll find skin crack or tear, If so,
    use over-the-counter stool softeners
    taking fiber supplements and increasing intake of fibrous foods, such as raw fruits and vegetables , warm baths called Sitz baths to relax the anal muscles, relieve irritation, and increase blood flow to the anorectal area, nitroglycerin ointment, such as Cortisone-10, to the anus to promote blood flow to the area and promote healing,
    topical pain relievers, such as Anusol-HC and Lidocaine, to the anus to ease discomfort

    But the most imp thing is your life style modification >>> cleansing the anal area gently with mild soap and warm water and
    avoiding constipation by drinking plenty of fluids, eating fibrous foods, and exercising regularly, take natural laxatives

    Avoid consipation as much as u can,

    Remember than anal fissure may be caused by underlying inflammatory bowel disease…

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