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.
Ulcers are the result of a breach in the mucosal lining that sits on top of all of your gastrointestinal tract from your mouth – to your stomach-your small & large intestines to your rectum.
This mucosal lining is made out of a large variety of beneficial bacteria that are indigenous to not only our gut but to also every cell in our body.
This guy blew my mind & in fact has given me insight into who is doing my thinking for me–I think? There is so much here —just a few examples-
Is someone influencing my decisions?
Is there bacteria in my gut making me crave junk food?
Is there bacteria in my gut that influences who I an attracted to?
Diarrhea is the single symptom that all inflammatory bowel conditions have in common. Also although it is not an inflammatory bowel condition c-difficile which is a bacterial infection causes terrible diarrhea which is often misdiagnosed as IBS and it is easily fixable.
When looking for cures for diarrhea people are typically directed to try OTC medications such as Imodium or to eat some kind of low residue diet.
These are some of the questions my clients ask me about inflammatory bowel conditions.
Q. Do NSAIDS cause IBS?
A. Not directly. While they are acidic and they can upset the stomach they do not cause any of the inflammatory bowel conditions. They can only aggravate a pre-existing problem that was present from a prior use of antibiotics.