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back..diarrhea no blood nothing... what do you think...last night

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hello I am back one last time..

I am having some diarrhea..( have eaten a lot of oatmeal and on antibiotics) but this seemed when I wiped a teeny tiny spot looked a bit reddish..but nothing else...through any of the diarrhea no blood nothing...

what do you think...last night I had much more diarrhea and it all looked fine..

I Did have a some red wine last night??

think I am ok...
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
Hi Roxy,

What antibiotic are you on?
Does the anal area feel irritated from the diarrhea?

Dr abby
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I am on doxycycline I am doing a frozen emrbyo transfer cycle...for IVF


it does feel a bit irritated...yes... bit burning


this little red wasnt all the way through just looked a bit red...but then again could of been a lighter brown that cast a shade of red??

Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
The diarrhea could be from the doxycycline...

I don't think the reddish color was from the red wine. If it were the entire stool should have been discolored.

If it were truly a bit of blood, I suspect it is from a hemorrhoid or anal irritation secondary to diarrhea.

If you aren't even certain it was red, I wouldn't give it a second thought (easy for me to say, I know).

Try putting a bit of hemorrhoid cream on the outside of the anus for the burning.

Dr Abby

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

when the doc did a rectal the other day...he said i didnt have any hemorrhoids...


but I sometimes do feel irritation itching and burning in my anus...


I am sure it is fine...if it were bloody diarrhea would it be all the way through it???

Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
Yes, it would be all the way through if you had bloody diarrhea. You would not miss it.

If there really was a spot of blood, it was probably from the irritation.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

awesome thanks...


thats what I figured as there was no blood in the toilet at all.........

Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
You are welcome!

Good luck, by the way, with the IVF.

Dr Abby
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

thanks our 1st cycle failed...


so now e are doing an frozen cycle but the success rate is very low with we will see ;)


thank you