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IBS, under intense stress, have stomach pain with large amount of blood in stools, had diarrhea earlier. History of Crohn's disease. Is it due to IBS?

I have Crohn s disease that has been in remission for a couple of years. I also have IBS . I have been under a lot of stress lately and for the past week I have had diarrhea about five times a day. Today I had a bowel movement that had red blood mixed in with it. The blood was the same color as if you cut your arm. It appeared to be about 1/4 cup of blood. I am now having stomach pain . Could this just be from IBS? Should I just wait and see if it happens again?
Asked On : Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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Hello Rmoore1229. I would advise seeing your physician, who treats your crohns, as soon as possible because it could be your crohns or another serious issue. IBS does not usually cause bleeding but crohns can. Since you have been under increased stress lately, it is very likely that you could be having an attack of your crohns.

Be well, Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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