I've seen posts about bloody noses on another CLL forum I'm a member of, but could not find it here. I typically have these in the spring. I've read that it can be due to low platelets. So, here comes the gross part - I've been having bright red stools lately, which could indicate blood (no, I have not been eating a lot of beets lately:-). I don't think the CLL is directly related, but could low platelets or something else be causing me not to be able to stop the bleeding more easily? I have an appointment tomorrow because when I called today they wanted to see me ASAP. I have a feeling this will lead to a colonoscopy - so I'm not thrilled. Both my parents died of colon cancer - one at age 57, the other at 76 - I'm only 50. But, when I looked on WebMD, there are numerous things this could be. Either way, my question remains - could my body be having a harder time stopping the bleeding due to the CLL?