Yesterday I did a lot of heavy gardening work, rock filled wheelbarrows and the like, and then after I had horrible pain in my belly which was only relieved by passing stool. The first part was hard and painfull, and the rest was liquid. About and hour later my belly started hurting again, and this time only a little diarreah and a lot of wind came out. I took some imodium a-d. An hour later it happened again, but this time there was a little blood as well. I took another imodium (the label says to take one after each bad stool). I was fine for another couple hours, but then late at night, while we were watching TV it happened again. Lots of gas, a little stool, mixed with bright red blood. I was kept up untill 3:00 am, going at 1:00, 2:00, and then 3:00. I was finally able to sleep. When I woke up it happened again, this time with harder stool, but still mixed with more blood. Could the work in the garden have brought this on? And is it serious?