For the last 3 months, I have suffered from rectal bleeding any time I defecate. It is copious amounts of blood – anywhere from 1 tablespoon to up to 1/3 of a cup. As long as I am sitting on the toilet, I am freely dripping blood in a steady drip. It's not painful. I don't have Hemorrhoids. Wiping does not hurt. It is simply blood loss from what I guess are the veins surrounding the anus. There is so much blood that when I wipe with toilet paper the paper will be saturated in a matter of a second or two. Bleeding stops as soon as I stand up from the toilet. I don't feel ill. I have energy. I have had a few bloody noses that just began within the last week. The only other issue I have is constant chronic right shoulder pain that started about a month ago from what I believe is a sluggish gall bladder (possible gallstones) as I do have tenderness under my right ribcage when I press the gall bladder area. It has severely affected my sleep as I am a side sleeper and sleeping on my side is so painful that I am forced to sleep on my back which sets off a mild case of sleep apnea.
Being proactive regarding my health I got on YouTube and started researching. I thought the excess bleeding might have something to do with a vitamin C deficiency as I am not a big consumer of fruit or citrus. I remember from my school days learning about the effects of scurvy and bleeding gums, and that simply consuming a lemon or lime will correct it. I entered “Lemons vitamin C” in the search bar on Youtube and hit enter. I immediately saw a video titled Amazing Benefits of Eating WHOLE Lemons – Peel, White Part, and Seeds by Dr. Eric Berg DC that caught my eye. Watching that video changed my life. Dr. Berg's simple explanation of “why you should consume the whole lemon” (video time 1:44 to 6:22 minutes) provided enough similarities with what was going on with me that I decided to give it a shot.
I drove to my local supermarket that carries a small organic section (most nationwide grocery stores carry organic lemons and or limes– usually a bag of 10 for under $5) and bought organic lemons. It must be organic lemon or limes as non-organic citrus fruit is heavily sprayed with pesticides which you will consume if you eat the whole non-organic lemon. When I got home, I cut one lemon into 10 equal parts, threw the parts into a tall quart size wide mouth mason jar, filled with around 12 oz of water, and used a hand immersion blender for 3 minutes (enough time to make sure everything was really cut and blended – no big pieces especially any seeds or peel parts.
A counter blender or bullet type blender will work as well). You can watch the video to see how to blend the lemon and drink. I didn't have any liquid stevia at the time, so I just drank it straight in one go. It was bitter but not so bad where I gagged. I can see where the liquid stevia could help offset the bitterness. To be honest, it wasnt bad tasting and from start (cutting lemon) to finish (cleaning the blender) was roughly 5 minutes. The only side effect was I had diarrhea that night and I could see bits of the lemon pulp floating in the water. Other than that no problems. I drank a blended lemon for the next 3 days and on the fourth morning while sitting on the toilet I noticed when I wiped that there was no blood, not even a smudge. I looked in the toilet bowl and for the first time in 3 months the water was clear instead of the customary dark blood red color.
It has now been two weeks of consuming one organic blended lemon a day. I have not had any blood in my stools or from a bloody nose since I started drinking a whole lemon. As a side benefit on day 6th my chronic constant shoulder pain vanished as well as my gallbladder tenderness. Good luck and remember don't stop looking for health answers that are easy to do, easy to find, dont break the bank, and work for you.
MSM, Dietary Changes
First I started taking MSM - just mixing 1/2 tsp in my water (I use a 16 oz glass and ice and put it in every time - 6 or 7 times a day) which totally fixed the constipation. I was just SURE it would also fix the rectal bleeding, but it didn't. THEN I started the keto diet which totally reduced the amount of stools - WITHOUT constipation - but ALSO fixed the rectal bleeding!! Plus, even though I haven't been strict with it (they call that lazy keto, LOL) I've lost 20 lbs. Plus, I've regained a lot of strength in my muscles (getting old, you know how it is) Just wanted to pass this along!!
I suggest you do the MSM first - before you do keto - to sort of clean yourself out. It's not like diarrhea or anything like that, it's just a good experience, all the way around. One good poop takes about as long as it takes to pee!
I gotta tell ya - that MSM thing - THAT was amazing! Plus it make water taste like the good water they have in Germany! It's dietary sulfur so I guess it sort of makes mineral water, I don't know - but it's really good water!
Goldenseal Extract, Butcher's Broom
Hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding.
Internally swab with goldenseal extract for bleeding (soak end of a Q-tip swap with goldenseal then insert just until cotton is inside rectum). Can do 1-3 times a day.
Soften your stools. Try eating peel from 1/2 an orange, or 1 Tbsp fig jam, or 2 tsp MgCitrate as a softner. Start with once a day. Avoid constipating foods.
Take two caps Butcher's Broom powder internally once a day, right after a poop seems best.
Apply a paste of Butcher's Broom mixed with Witch Hazel externally.
Take one - two cayenne capsules a day...One in the morning and one at night...This will stop the bleeding in a day or 2...
For rectal bleeding - stay on a soft moist diet, like baby foods, apple sauce, porridge, soft fruits, jello; anything dry or hard should be avoided! Because a wounded rectum needs time to heal and should avoid being stretched with hard stools!
Instead, try eating lots of vegetables because they are very healing to the body and have so many nutrients-far more than anything mentioned. THAT will do a body good. Also, hard fruit and veggies don't remain that way so it doesn't need to be just soft fruit. In the process all the nutrients from the veggies will help restore the body's tissues very quickly. Just a thought, Lisa
Turmeric will stop external and internal bleeding very well and instantly. Also for 'roids.
Hi I am hoping that someone can give me some answers to my existing problem and maybe point me in a path of recovery. For several months I have had a foul fishy smelling mucous released from my rectum. ( Sounds disgusting, I know) An amount I would consider to be beyond the usual amount that is most always present with a normal BM. Today the amount was about the size of a quarter, translucent tan in color and very offensive to smell. I have had a colonoscopy in the last year and Dr. says there is no sign of infection. But this has continued to be larger in amount over a period of time. I fear it could be Irritable Bowel Syndrome or (! :/ ) a parasitic infection of sorts. I have had hernia repairs on both lower abdomen areas. I have pain on the left side but my Surgeon has assured me it is most possibly scar tissue. So I am in the dark, I wear a liner for obvious reasons and I really am baffled by this. Let me see... For clarifying purposes, I drink soymilk, eat yogurt alot and do eat cheese occassionally. Just to give you an example of dairy. Any way. I guess that is all I have to say for now. Hope one of you has some insight. Thanks.
Melody, it is only natural to be baffled as digestive diseases can have many causes; as such, you will need to focus on finding which part of your anatomy is originating the problem I. E. Colon, pancreas, gallbladder. Parasite infestation and pathogen infections wreak havoc everywhere.
If you have never had a colonic or colon cleanse of any kind, I would advise beginning there. After colon clean, try a good Walnut Hull Complex to rid parasites. I use the Nature's Answer brand with good results. Echinacea/Goldenseal taken at different interval of Walnut Complex will work on any pathogens. To augment the herbals, take the amino acid Glutamine as it fuels the immune cells of your intestines. Half spoon of milled flax seed needs to be on your once every daily do's. Charcoal or Clay will pull out any heavy metals or toxins in your dig. System. Try Oil Pulling for whole body detox.
Then there's the big issue of food intolerance and allergies, so begin looking for foods that may directly cause your prob.
Any or all these suggestions will only help. Report any progress of your wellness.
For Melody from Bar Harbor, ME--Food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) is the most effective anti-parasite cleanse, judging from the testimonials on a certain website that sells it. DE has some clay in it, which eliminates toxins from the body. Our 25 yr. Old daughter with ulcerative colitis takes a heaping Tbsp. of DE 2X/day, and has been helped and strengthened by it. Coconut oil and raw apple cider vinegar are helpful, too.
Thank you, Earth Clinic, for your site; it's been a help to us.
I would like to add that taking Flax seed oil capsules and Aloe Vera Gel capsules will help your stools be softer and moist to easily be expelled.
Also getting a good hemmhroid internal supository and having someone insert it in and pushing the hemmroid back in, if hemmroid is causing bleeding will help.
re: Rectal Bleeding (Ailment)
I have Crohn's Disease (in remission) however one of the symptoms I still get is bright red bloody rectal bleeding. (sorry it's gross) No hemorroids or diverticulitis etc. After extensive research in my 1950's editions of the books by nutritionalist Adelle Davis, I came up with the remedy of large quantities of Pantothenic Acid, vitamin B3. Panto is one of the few vitamins that you can take as much as you want and you will not get a bad reaction or throw something else out of whack. I take large quantities of it until the bright red bleeding stops, and then slowly taper off and go back to a normal dosage. Pantothenic Acid is very inexpensive.
Just so you know Pantothenic Acid is B5, not B3 - I'm going to take your suggestion and try it out. Thanks!
Years ago, my first couple of years in the military I was consuming MRE's for about a month and was not hydrating enough. The consequence was not having a bowel movement for 2 1/2 weeks. When I finally did I believe it ripped my rectum. Ever since then I usually have blood on my stool. Until recently it has not hurt. About four months ago I went a day without hydrating properly and the next morning's bowel movement was quite painful. Since then I have been experiencing, by other peoples description, hemmeroid symptoms, but I have had a doctor check it out and he said he thought it was a tear. I have increased my fiber intake and made sure I am getting enough water, but the pain does not seem to go away. I have only experienced pain which is worst after a bowel movement or after sitting for more than 30 minutes. I have not experienced any itching. Do you have any ideas?"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Austin: Most Ready to Eat Meals (MRE) foods are generally quite acid, high in aluminum, which cause the body to dehydrate easily as it is acid forming, causing constipation. There is actually a good reason why MRE is done that way, as it to allow the body to conserve fluids, by making the stools quite dry, and thus causing constipation. But you do conserve fluids, if you are out in the field somewhere.
The other problem is in the packaging of these foods, where the electrical charges of aluminium causes lowered colloidal properties of blood, which means the body can carry less oxygen, delaying healing of the body, because blood falls out of the plasma and thus the body accumulate excess free iron and relatively short red blood lifespan.
A simple remedy for this condition is to change the ration of drinking water into 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt (I mean REAL sea salt- never common table salt), and add 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda in a per one liter drinking water. The drinking water that should to drink should be this, which should keep the stool moist enough so that it won't perform any more tears inside and allow natural healing.
The other thing that should help is taking 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. The apple cider vinegar has malic acid, or sodium malate, which will help remove the aluminum caused by the packaging of possible aluminum and freeze drying technology which removes the electrical charges of the natural foods and should at least restore some of those colloidal properties of the blood normally so that the blood can remain suspended in the plasma, so it can perform its function. Usually sodium citrate, which is actually 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid can be alternated with the apple cider vinegar, to control the urinary pH at 7.0 so that constipation is removed.
Another possibility without having to bother with the drinking water is to simply take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day with 1/8 teaspoon of citric acid, which should get urinary pH to near 7, and the constipation issue is once removed.
A normal bowel movement ideally should be actually 3 times a day, but a minimum of 2 a day. In which case you need to control a consistent bowel movement. I do it sometimes myself to maintain or prevent high blood pressure, by controlling the electrolytes and alkalinity. There is no set agreement, but in my case if it is an emergency where bowel movement doesn't occur all day, I would take 1 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1 teaspoon of sea salt. However that is just for emergencies.
For long term prevention, controlling the urinary pH at 7.0 will in most cases control the body's normal bowel movements. Fiber helps to some extent, but it is the water balance between the intestines, which are often controlled by alkalinity and sea salts and its mineral. Therefore, in such a serious condition, purchasing a pocket pH meter (the prices are often around $50-$100) and increasing decreasing doses of baking soda and drinking water with some sea salt should prevent future constipation, and allowing the body to heal itself. To aid in healing, take some glyconutrient supplements, or just take kelp and aloe vera extract to help healing. Taking some vitamin C sodium ascorbate also help aid in healing too.
It is important to avoid common table salt and replace them with sea salt. The other is in field training an ideal drinking water with a proper electrolyte falls closer to a sea salt solution, with some baking soda, which current medical practices focuses only on just the salt and potassium, while most people who actually have eletrolyte problems is not just potassium, but magnesium, bicarbonates, phosphates, and micromineral (especially left sided minerals on the periodic table, which are alkaline formers, while most preserved foods are the minerals are found on the right side, which are acid in nature, e.g. chlorinated water) being the real issues and sea salts comes close in helping the body manage or prevent uneven dehydration, which can cause long term sickness.
Certain portable water may also be high in chlorine necessary to kill the bacteria, however, I prefer to use iodine drops and sea salt instead, plus some dechlorinator to remove the chlorine. The reason is simple: chlorinated water tend to cause constipation ahd high blood pressure. I remember a case of a child that gained weight to bloating whenever she goes to the swimming pool, but the bloating overweight disappeared whenever the chlorinated water were no longer used or that the girl avoided chlorinated water. Chlorine, by the way is acid forming and it too leads to constipation and may cause rectal bleeding just the same.
It seems most Western diet, is linked with the issue of acidosis, electrolyte and micromineral imbalances."
13 April 2015 Monday Ottawa Canada
Hi! Glad to see your comments, solution etc for bleeding from anus. In fact it started 4 months ago when we travelled to Indian sub continent. Bleeding continuously red colour. No solids. Later on I took homeopathy remedy and it relly helped me and situation became normal. Now back in Canada. Last 3 days the blood is oozing out along with stools. I am a pure vegetarian since birth no coffee, tea or hot drinks. 76 yr old man active except the above symptom. Your site gave me some idea and solutions. But I need some more instructions to remedy this symptom. Thank you