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IBS or Something Else?

By May 21, 2012 - 12:02pm
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To Whom This May Concern,
(Now a Question for myself!)

Hi, Lately I have been having this issue where when I need to poop my stomach gets really nauseated. After I poop it goes away.
Not to mention I've been severely bloated for a little bit less than a month. It doesn't seem to matter what foods I eat..... I was constipated before my period And I'm going now but I don't know why im having such stomach issues.... I've been having painful stools with a small amount of blood....

What could this be?

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Hi XxLovinLifeX,

It is very likely that the blood is from hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins in your anus and lower rectum. They can result from straining during bowel movements.


May 21, 2012 - 5:43pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

With the nausea in the upper stomach, (under chest area and not in lower stomach) what would be causing that?

May 23, 2012 - 9:19am
HERWriter Guide (reply to XxLovinLifexX)

Hi again!

As Maryann mentioned, this nausea may be due to gastro/intestinal problems or even heartburn.

As she suggested, seeing a doctor will lead to you the answers as we cannot diagnose over the Internet but our suggestion is that it could be related to stomach/digestion issues.

We'd love an update after you see your doctor!

Good luck!


May 23, 2012 - 12:28pm

Hi Maryann,

As far as my stools go, patches of blood on my stool and blood when i wipe. As far as coloring goes, it is it's normal color and not black.

May 21, 2012 - 5:06pm

She's had this issue for a while!

May 21, 2012 - 5:01pm

Hello XxLovinLifeX,
I strongly suggest that you schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist. Changes in your normal bowel habits, abdominal bloating and nausea are symptoms that must be evaluated.

Regarding blood in your stool- do you see flecks of blood in the stool or blood in the toilet water or on toilet tissue when you wipe?

Black stool usually means that the blood is coming from the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. Maroon-colored stools or bright red blood usually suggests that the blood is coming from the lower part of the gastrointestinal tract.

Common causes of abdominal bloating can include constipation, gastroesophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, overeating and a bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.

The common symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and constipation.

It is possible that you may have IBS. Only a physician can determine that.

Please keep us updated on your condition.


May 21, 2012 - 3:49pm
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