I have been having stomach issues for over a week now. My stomach has been gurgling like crazy, have had bad gas, diarrhea, etc. The few times I went #2 yesterday, there was a tiny bit of blood on the toilet paper. I didn't think too much of it, figured since Ive been going a lot I just made it raw. Well today when I went, when I wiped, there was A LOT of maroon blood. It I looked in the toilet and the water was solid red and there were several noticable blood clots. Because of other issues I have, I take A LOT of ibuprofen. Like 6-7 at a time, 4-5 times a day, sometimes more. I have no insurance, and am way too broke to afford a hospital bill. I do not want to go to the hospital...especially considering how embarassing such a problem would be. Are these symptoms likely to be related to a simple hemmorhoid? Could it be from the ibuprofen? Would this honestly be serious enough to warrant an ER visit? Thanks, and be gentle...Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Jun. 3, 2009 in Health
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Answer by peppermintmocha at 4:39 PM on Jun. 3, 2009
It's the day after you posted so it's likely that you already went to the hospital, I just wanted to let you know that if you call the billing department they will help you set up payments. My family racked up thousands upon thousands of hospital bills recently and I'm paying them off little by little every month. Don't let the bill scare you away from health care.
Answer by dreyamom at 2:23 AM on Jun. 4, 2009