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Bright Red Blood in Stool

This is hard for me as for I am a lady's lady, who doesn't even belch in public and this isn't exactly the most modest subject. However, I am very concerned with these symptoms. Please help me out and try not to get too grossed out. Last night I suddenly came down with severe stomach cramps.  Feeling the need to have a BM, I ran to the bathroom.   It took quite awhile, but I finally had a very loose BM.  Since then, nearly 24 hours later, I'm still feeling the need to go about every half hour, however everytime I try I only pass blood. It's on average about a cup and bright red.  On a couple of occasions it actually gushed out before I could make it to the restroom.  I am not having any vomiting.  But in addition to the stomach cramps, I am also having very uncomfortable pain in the lower back. Fever so far only running 99. I went to the doctor today. He did NOT take a stool sample. But placed me on two medications, Ciprofloxacin and Metronidazole, both 2x day. I am really not feeling well at all.  Any ideas as to what might be causing this? Am I on the right track by continuing with medication? Also my children are ages 8 months, 20 months, 4 years, 6 years, and 8 years, Should I be concerned with them as well? I really appreciate any help you might be able to give. Thank you!
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I claim no expertise, but if its really that much blood you should go to a hospital and not try to get answers online. Stuff like hemroids doesn't cause that much blood generally and the fact that its just blood is weird. Probably nothing terrible, but something like that needs to be checked.
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Did't your doctor have any explanation as to what might be causing this? I would have asked him/her what their diagnosis was. Did you google the medications to see what they are? You really should be a little more proactive with something that sounds as serious as this. I suggest a second doctor, or call your doctor and ask what the diagnosis was.Good Luck  
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My aunt just had surgery for something similar.  It ended up being a tumor at the end of her colon, close to where a hemmoroid could be.  She had it surgically removed, luckily getting rid of the malignant tumor that could have become much worse and spread.  Please have them check for any tumor that may have ruptured.  
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check out crohns disease and ulcerative colitis - both have blood in the bowel movements.
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