Thank you for the query.
First of all some words about hemorrhoids. There are IV stages of hemorrhoids and can be visible outside only in III and IV stage. All other stages are invisible from outside and can not be palpated with finger if there is no thrombus. So your mother in law were not able to rule hemorrhoids out. It can be only done during the colonoscopy
or during the surgery when muscles get relaxed so the hemorrhoids can be visible. And the hemorrhoids are the most often source of fresh blood in the stool. Such blood appears on the surface of the stool (and it is not mixed with).
Your symptoms sounds more like peptic ulcer
or gallstones and the blood in stool
might be not related to this diseases.
It is advisable for you to have some diagnostics and start with abdominal ultrasound
, full blood work and upper GI endoscopy
. If no findings, colonoscopy should be performed as well.
Hope this will help.