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What causes stomach cramps, loose stools and blood in stool?

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Posted on Thu, 19 Jun 2014
Question: I think I have food posioning. I have had terrible cramps but had to push very hard to release bowl, but when I did it was normal. This went on all night, and I'm still running to the bathroom, however even though the bowl is still normal in color, I now see pink and once red blood in th toilet . I looked in the mirror and can see that my hemroids are very large and there is some blood there. But, the sight of red, liquid blood has terrified me. I sautéed a bag of XXXXXXX last night for dinner. I just realized it was past due date. So, I think this is what has made me ill. I still have cramps, but blood has subsided. I feel too weak to go to an emergency room. Please give me your opinion. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Caring for hemorrhoids....

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your medical history and feel sorry for the situation you are in.

Apart food poisoning, you are also reporting the presence of hemorrhoids. If blood has subsided, then, you must start taking:
- local (rectal) cream containing lidocaine and zinc oxide
- papaverin or buscopan for the pain
- probiotic

I also advise to try to avoid constipation as much as you can. Further evaluation by your doctor is needed to exclude anemia (full blood work) and to take proper treatment in time.

Hope it was of help! Let me know if you have further queries!
Dr.Klerida
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Brief Answer: Caring for hemorrhoids.... Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your medical history and feel sorry for the situation you are in. Apart food poisoning, you are also reporting the presence of hemorrhoids. If blood has subsided, then, you must start taking: - local (rectal) cream containing lidocaine and zinc oxide - papaverin or buscopan for the pain - probiotic I also advise to try to avoid constipation as much as you can. Further evaluation by your doctor is needed to exclude anemia (full blood work) and to take proper treatment in time. Hope it was of help! Let me know if you have further queries! Dr.Klerida