Last night I was plagued with terrible cramping, leading to a normal bowel movement, then to a significant amount diarrhea.
All night I had nagging cramps and woke up gassy.
I finally passed a small amount of looser stool and I noticed blood in it.
I put on kitchen gloves and examined it (GROSS, sorry) and realized there was a clear/cloudy mucous and a bit of blood mixed in with it.
I'm concerned as I've just read a WebMD article where a 27 year old woman had a similar problem, spanning over 6months, and it turned out to be colon cancer.
This is the first time anything like this has happened to me, I usually don't have any gastrointestinal issues.
I'm a few days away from my menstrual cycle and I usually don't get cramps before hand but that's what these cramps feel like.
There is no pain/itching near or around my rectum, no soreness whatsoever.
I'm a healthy, 23 year old female.
What could this be? Those are my only symptoms.
Please and thank you.