Every day for about a week now, I am bleeding a lot when I poop. The toilet is bright red with blood and it sticks to bottom of the toilet. In May, I had the same issue of pooping blood for two weeks straight and could only do a virtual visit with a doctor that advised me to drink Metamucil and wait a week to see if the bleeding stops. It did stop after a week or so but now it's back after less than a month. I'll be honest and admit that I did stop drinking Metamucil but I started again the moment I started bleeding again and 6 days later, I am still bleeding a lot when I poop.
The doctor guessed that it could be internal hemorrhoids but so many medical articles say that should never be assumed and should be checked out so I'm just frustrated with the idea of paying another $200 for a virtual visit, only to have the same thing said again.
I don't have any pain in or near my rectum buty spouse did mention that my anus had what looked like lumpy loose skin around it.
Has anyone had any experience with this. I am worried that COVID19 is going to cause me to be misdiagnosed and/or result in a late diagnosis of colon cancer if that is the actual issue.
I am a 38 year old male. My diet and exercise could be better. I'm 5"3 and weigh 210 lbs.