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This may be too much information so please don't read if you are disturbed by bowel talk. For a while now I've experienced off and on blood down there when pooping. This was off and on so thought nothing off it. I've been having lower back pains, nausea, loss of appetite and feeling I need to poop when I actually don't. For the past 3 days now I've been having looser stools with yellow diarrhea too and I still find blood when I wipe. I'm not sure what could be going on as I've had no life or dietary changes. Im not sure if this is something I should be seen over as I'm only 17. Due to my age my mum always undermines all my issues to the point I don't know what I need to get treated for anymore.

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    • CatherineDerry

      252d

      Have you had a colonoscopy before? It's a very simple, generally painless procedure. The preparation is worse than the procedure as you have to go on a clear liquid diet for 24-48 hours prior to the procedure, and you are given medication (either a liquid drink or pills) that make your digestive system "clean itself out." Basically, TONS of diarrhea. But as long as you're prepared, even that part is not too bad. The actual procedure is generally done under sedation. So you'll either be conscious, but unaware of what's going on or, in most cases, taking a nice nap. Then they stick a very thin tube with a light and a camera into your anus so they can get a good look (and maybe a biopsy or two) at your colon. At your age, it may be more difficult to convince a doctor for one. I would ask your family doctor to refer you to a gastroenterologist. I was 43 when I had my first one. And yeah, I was terrified at the whole idea. But once I started the prep, I realized it really isn't that bad. Sure, you spend most of the day in the bathroom, but yeah. It's just one day. And I'll admit, the thought of a doctor sticking something up my butt felt embarrassing, but I had to remind myself that they do this EVERY DAY. They see a lot of butts! They've seen it all, and there's nothing to be embarrassed about.

    • CatherineDerry

      252d

      Have you had a colonoscopy before? It's a very simple, generally painless procedure. The preparation is worse than the procedure as you have to go on a clear liquid diet for 24-48 hours prior to the procedure, and you are given medication (either a liquid drink or pills) that make your digestive system "clean itself out." Basically, TONS of diarrhea. But as long as you're prepared, even that part is not too bad. The actual procedure is generally done under sedation. So you'll either be conscious, but unaware of what's going on or, in most cases, taking a nice nap. Then they stick a very thin tube with a light and a camera into your anus so they can get a good look (and maybe a biopsy or two) at your colon. At your age, it may be more difficult to convince a doctor for one. I would ask your family doctor to refer you to a gastroenterologist. I was 43 when I had my first one. And yeah, I was terrified at the whole idea. But once I started the prep, I realized it really isn't that bad. Sure, you spend most of the day in the bathroom, but yeah. It's just one day. And I'll admit, the thought of a doctor sticking something up my butt felt embarrassing, but I had to remind myself that they do this EVERY DAY. They see a lot of butts! They've seen it all, and there's nothing to be embarrassed about.

    • DragonflyHKD

      266d

      I agree with seeing a doctor ASAP. My sister had some pretty bad internal fissures with these symptoms. She needs daily fiber, Miralax and sometimes has to use some cream, I'm forgetting what it is. This isn't medical advice from me, I do think a good doctor would be best to check things out and find out what's going on with you in order to receive treatment you need. Wishing you luck. 🩷

    • Ireine

      269d

      Definitely see a doctor if this is something new. It could be something as simple as you have IBS or a new gluten intolerance etc, but that is something only a doctor can diagnose after ruling out anything more serious. But these are new symptoms, which sound discomforting, and that is always a reason to visit a professional 🫶🏻 I have a mum similar to yours, and you have to take your health in your own hands, I've learnt that lesson the hard way and I wouldn't recommend it

      • idk_182

        269d

        @Ireine it's just very lonely yk. Most people my age go to their parents for comfort and advice but I can't. She doesn't even sit in hospital with me anymore which is a bit sucky at 17 but I'm trying really hard to take control of my health

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Based on the context provided, it is recommended to see a doctor. The symptoms described such as lower back pains, nausea, loss of appetite, feeling the need to poop when not necessary, looser stools with yellow diarrhea, and blood when wiping could indicate a potential health issue that needs medical attention.

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