This is a strange question but what color is your stool normally? Im concerned bc most times it seems like there’s blood in my stool. It’s not completely obvious like bright red or anything...my stool is just kinda orangey/reddish color most of the time. I’m not eating anything with red dye. I’m 3 weeks post op from takedown. I seem to be doing ok, not perfect by any means. Stool amounts have been ok-about 8-10 times a day. I do happen to have a fissure. It doesn’t really cause me much pain...my surgeon just saw it when she was examining me. Does anyone else have stool that seems reddish in color but not blood?

 

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I know occasionally I think there is blood just due to color but it can certainly be something else. Occasionally I wipe and it's bright red and that is usually just irritation from wiping. I don't overly worry about it as it's not very often. If you are constantly seeing it I would possibly get it checked out, I also realize that you aren't too far from your surgery date and you are still adjusting.

Good luck, hopefully this was helpful.

PouchLogic posted:

I know occasionally I think there is blood just due to color but it can certainly be something else. Occasionally I wipe and it's bright red and that is usually just irritation from wiping. I don't overly worry about it as it's not very often. If you are constantly seeing it I would possibly get it checked out, I also realize that you aren't too far from your surgery date and you are still adjusting.

Good luck, hopefully this was helpful.

Thank you for your reply! Yea, it’s weird bc sometimes my stool is darker and I don’t see the orangey/reddish color?? Maybe it is just the color that happens to come from certain food and not blood? I’ll continue to keep and eye on it and bring it up to my doctor at my next follow up.

 

 

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