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I started with an up and down fever Monday thru Tuesday night

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I started with an up and down fever Monday thru Tuesday night and then moved to severe diaherra for about 36 hours. Top Tempature was 101.7. Also had a chest rash for about 12 hours on Tuesday only.
Today I feel good with no fever and have been able to drink and eat without it immediately passing through me.
But I have a new, more concerning symptom that I have never had with other bouts of gastroentinitis. Today (12 hours), I have sudden urge to poop about every 20 minutes but it is very painful and difficult and for the most part all I am squeezing out is a little blood. Sometimes a mix of blood and scraps. It almost feels like a rectal dry heave of sorts.
Does this sound normal?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Although it could simply be hemorrhoids, it also might indicate an invasive infection.
You need an exam, and stool samples to be tested.
Go see the doctor now.
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