posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 10:52 AM
You really need to see another doctor. I can only tell you of my personal experiences. I am a 32 y/o female. When I was 17 years old, I had a
serious problem one night when I thought I had diarrhea, and to my surprise, I filled the toilet with blood. It was a maroon color. I was rushed to
the hospital where I stayed for a week before they thought to give me a colonoscopy. A large polyp was found. 3 months later, another large polyp
was found. Another 3 months later, another was found, and yes, for a 4th time, my final 3 months later (1 year overall) another was found. They were
all too large to have grown in only 3 months. I had several doctors during that year of my life, they were all idiots. They finally called a
specialist. He told me they were all there all along, and that the idiot doctors at that hospital just didn't see them. Now that's amazing cause
they were so huge they had to be taken out in pieces. (Let that be a lesson that one colonoscopy may not be enough, things can be missed, especially
if you didn't clean yourself out enough and especially if the problem is located on the far side of the colon where there are "blind spots".)
Now, at that time I was only 18, and since then I've gone through several doctors and several colonoscopies, and now I'm forever back with the
original specialist. I will have to do this the rest of my life and that's ok, because I now know, after trying every doc in town, that I have the
best and the only one I can trust.
So what I'm trying to say is, you are responsible for your own health. You can not just stop with one doctor, or two or three if you aren't getting
the help you need. No one knows your body better than you. You need to see as many as it takes until you find the one for you.
Now, you could have IBS and it can cause you to have frequent fissures and hemorrhoids. The brighter the blood, the lower the problem. Mine was a
maroon color and was high in my colon, getting very close to my small intestines. I also have dealt with black stool, and when that happens, I
monitor it closely because I know that it's blood that is coming from higher up. Usually it's the stems left behind that get irritated and bleed.
But I've dealt with this now for so long, and have had over a dozen colonoscopies so far and I know what to look for. And the brighter the blood,
the lower (and better) it is. You don't want that darker blood. Now, when it's dark it can also be just an ulcer in the stomach, so if the stomach
bleeds, it passes though you and can turn black when it comes out. But the worst kind is upper intestinal problems. So no one should just assume
until everything has been checked.
Good luck to you and remember you have to take your health into your own hands. I would never trust any doctor for their word unless I am already
informed and agree with them. But most experiences I've had, I've gone though 2-3 doctors before I find the right one.
Another thing I've learned, try a new young doctor....sometimes they are very informed in the latest up to date info, and they are very ambitious in
their new jobs and eager to out perform their older competitors. One of the best doctors I ever had was really young, and it surprised me how much he
was interested in my case and was very willing to spend time with me trying to figure it out.