What degree of rectal bleeding are you having?
Blood into the toilet or just some blood on the toilet paper
How much bleeding are you having?
While there are many studies showing that 75mg of aspirin are relatively similar in secondary prevention of stroke in patients, the change in dose may be appropriate for you, however because you are on aspirin and have rectal bleeding you need to go to the ER. they need to check your stool for blood, do a rectal examination and a CT of your abdomen and pelvis. Are you up to date on your colonoscopy screenings?
In toilet after a poo and on paper
Ok, if you are having that much it is unlikely due to a hemorrhoid (though not impossible) I am more concerned about a bleed from further inside your colon.
Are you experiencing shortness of breath or chest pain? Any abdominal pain?
I have a follow up appointment in 12 days time with consultant at hospital
Simply decreasing your dose to 75 will not stop the GI bleed. 75 is still enough to contribute to your GI bleeding
No you do not want to wait 12 days. This bleed may stop and cause no further problems, however the chance for it to continue or worsen is enough and the outcome of that is serious enough to warrant a trip to the ER.
Do you have any heart problems?
Do not take your dose today if you haven't already and go directly to the ER.
If you already did take your dose today still go directly to the ER.
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