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What causes sharp abdominal pain and blood in stool?

It started with a sharp pain in the lower left abdomen that lasted for about 15 hours. Strained to pass two large stools that night but still felt pain afterwards. The next day, found blood in bowel movements. That night I had eaten quite a bit, especially a large container of spanish peanuts with skin. Blood in stool, occasionally on toilet paper. Some bright red, others maroon. Blood in stool has been mild for about 2 weeks now. Two days on a liquid diet, no blood. But small drops of blood on bigger stool when I started eating more solid food. I have an appt with a specialist in a few weeks. Any advice? What is wrong with me? I feel great otherwise. Once the bleeding had started, no more abdominal pain. No fatigue but I am hungry. No fever or chills. I was taking aspirin daily for years, prescribed by my doctor. I stopped it after the bleeding started. I had a full blood test done about two weeks prior. Everything came out normal - red and white blood cell count normal. I just turned 73 this month.
Tue, 16 May 2017
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respected user, hi I evaluated your query thoroughly.
* Seems Colitis giving rise to above mentioned symptoms.
* Good you have taken appointment with the specialist, needed till that
time take certain precautions for better recovery
- drink plenty of liquids to maintain hydration
- balanced nutritious diet
- avoid all oily / spicy / non vegetarian stuffs / beverages
- avoid stress / anxiety
- regular sound sleep of 8 hours
- no further aspirin till your doctor tells
- avoid pain killers as ibuprofen also
- manage to get soft stools
- avoid smoking / alcohol / any abuse substances if any
- maintain your weight chart
Hope this helps you.
welcome for any further assistance.
Thanks for using Healthcaremagics.com & giving me an opportunity to assist you.
wishing you fine recovery from the same.
Regards dear . take care .
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What causes sharp abdominal pain and blood in stool?

respected user, hi I evaluated your query thoroughly. * Seems Colitis giving rise to above mentioned symptoms. * Good you have taken appointment with the specialist, needed till that time take certain precautions for better recovery - drink plenty of liquids to maintain hydration - balanced nutritious diet - avoid all oily / spicy / non vegetarian stuffs / beverages - avoid stress / anxiety - regular sound sleep of 8 hours - no further aspirin till your doctor tells - avoid pain killers as ibuprofen also - manage to get soft stools - avoid smoking / alcohol / any abuse substances if any - maintain your weight chart Hope this helps you. welcome for any further assistance. Thanks for using Healthcaremagics.com & giving me an opportunity to assist you. wishing you fine recovery from the same. Regards dear . take care .