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Is the blood mixed in with the stool or surrounding it?
okay, so the stool is brown itself?
how bad is the abdominal pain? Any fevers?
No fever, the abdominal pain is just annoying, I'd place it at around a 2 or 3.
is the blood more of a mucousy material?
It looked that way, though there wasn't any other mucus on the stool.
Well, this does need to be checked out tonight in the ER
but you do need to see your doctor within the next couple of days to get your stool looked at
this could be infection, hemorrhoids or autoimmune disease like crohns
Did you mean doesn't need to be checked out in the ER?
Not now. I am an ER doctor
but if you do have a lot of pain >5/10 or fevers then you do need to go
Or if you feel that you want to pass out
Nope none of that, thank god, I was just a bit confused because you said does. I was relieved by your following comment.
Thank you for your help.
I just wrote an algorithim about this for my facility
So, people who have fever, severe pain, bloody stool (the stool is red or black) need emergency work ups
Otherwise, you can see your GP in the next 2 business days
Is that ok?
It will be if I can find a doctor. :) I just moved so....down and out on that detail.
Urgent care clinic
Ok. Thank you for all of your help, my husband will at least be able to sleep better knowing I'm not dying, well not immediately anyways.
you are welcome. keep me posted
I hope that I provided you with excellent service?
You most certainly did. :)
great keep me posted okay
I will check in with you in 3 days
okay, I was just going to ask how to do that. Will it be through e-mail?
I will post to you on this site
and you will get notification
Oh alright. I will make sure to watch for that then. Is there anything else I should watch for over the next day or so?
Just fever, severe pain, bloody stool (the stool is red or black)
Ok. Thanks for everything! It was excellent service. Have a great evening.