I am 30 year old woman and I did started a new low carb diet if that has anything to do with it or helps out in anyway. The other day when I went number 2 a little bit of the stool was a mucus like texture with very little light red in it. This morning I had to go number 2 really bad but I could not get in the bathroom right away because it was already preoccupied. So I ended up holding for a short amount of time. When I got in there it kinda hurt at first to go and there was a lot of stool. When I wiped there was a deeper color of red blood on the tissue. The second time I wiped there was no blood on the tissue at all. When I looked into the bowl in some areas of my stool there were little spots of blood (Maybe like 3 or 4 small spots of blood). All of this is really makes me worry. Are these two related? Is The Second Incident This morning From Me Holding It In For A Short Amount Of Time? What Could This Be? Could It Be Cancer Related?
Welcome to the gastroenterology community! A low-carb diet can cause constipation (because you have less fiber in your diet) which can lead to problems like hemorrhoids which can cause bleeding. I would recommend that you see your doctor about this to get it checked out. I do not think that this is cancer related, but you should still get it checked out.
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