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You may indeed have food poisoning.
Blood in the stool suggests the likelihood of acute diverticulitis.
Hence, although the blood has subsided, you should consider a clinical evaluation for antibiotic course.
Since you still have pain, it is better to consider antibiotics after confirmation.
Stay on bland diet , avoid seeds, nuts for now.
It was a lot of blood, mostly clotted and bright red. Does this indicate anything in particular.
can be from hemorrhoids internally.
Also rupture of a blood vessel on the colon lining
diverticulitis also can cause severe bleeding.
I also has severe abdominal pain and vomiting.
ok then that points to the diverticulitis.
you should not neglect it.
Will they start with aggressive tests or start slow to see if it resolved as in the case of food poisoning
A Ct scan is in order --that is all you need at this point.
One more thing....can this be related to endometriosis. They have long suspected that I may have that, and even though I feel relatively normal now my lower stomach can of has the feel of mild menstral cramps.
no this is not
blood in the stool will not be caused by the endometriosis.
get well soon
OK I have one more...I am a little disturbed by this because I am self employed and have to be very physical. How concerned should I be that this is very serious
This sounds pretty serious now.
Can become more serious causing dizziness, spreading infection in some cases if not treated early.
Could it be stress related...I just had a traumatic medical experience with my grandmother
unlikely-- infection is more likely.
Since you have bloody diarrhea, that is conerning.
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