Should I worry if there’s blood in my stool?
The presence of blood in your stool does not typically appear unless you have a fairly severe inflammatory bowel condition.
These conditions would be ulcerative colitis or crohn’s. What it means is that your stomach acids have eaten a hole in your intestines and penetrated deep enough to erode a blood vessel causing blood to leak into your stool.
Sometimes this can be confused with blood that is coming from a hemorrhoid!
This can be disconcerting but should not be a reason for panic as it can be fixed.
- The first thing to do is to visit your doctor to help you to determine exactly what is causing the bleeding. We like the diagnostics they can provide as they can tell you exactly what is wrong. But they are unlikely able to tell you how to fix it.
- The 2nd thing to do is to find an experienced holistic gastroenterologist who will be able to repair the compromised bowel tissue and blood vessels using the very organic raw materials that they are made of. This is akin to taking calcium to help heal a broken bone.