Had a work/sport injury, resulting in a bulge disc in my lower back in start of Aug. I was on strong anti inflammatory pills and then got better but had to start doing regular Physiotherapy as I had leg pain with the back pain. I have not been to the physio again as I'm managing with no pain and doing stretches frequently, maybe only a little pain when sitting long. End of Aug I saw a small amount of blood on toilet paper. It reoccurred every 1 or 2 weeks. then disappeared for Nov. Dec one more occurrence after flying a 14 hour flight. All occurrences were fairly small amounts (less than a quarter teaspoon), painless, and only happened when I was straining, but straining was at a minimum. Now I eat more fruit, drink a lot of water and take a natural fibre supplement twice a day. Bowl movements changed to twice a day, very consistent, morning and early afternoon, but I feel bloated some times, still get back pain but lower than previous more on the bone near rectum. I haven't seen any blood in my stool that I can confirm or on toilet paper but if I do look closely too stool in the toilet it looks like there might be some red stuff, but I can't be 100% sure. My recent stool has a shape and consistency of something like type 5 or 6 stool on the Bristol Stool Scale.
My most recent occurrence of blood was when we went kayaking for 3 hours which made my lower back quite stiff and that night caused some blood in toilet and on toilet paper. Bright red blood. After that bowl movement I had one more bowl movement with a little maroon colour on the toilet paper but nothing in the toilet. I assumed the worst had passed in the first bowl movement.
My doctor keeps giving me Presto Gel Rectal repositories to take before I go to sleep and insist I drink more water and up my fibre which I have already done. I am fairly fit. I jog 2 kilometres a day and go to the gym twice working out doing weight lifting for 1.5 Hour in the afternoon and 2 hours after work. I do drink pre workout that consist of Beta-alanine, betaine anhydrous, taurine, potassium nitrate, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, Caffeine Anhydrous, Juglans Regia (Root Extract). When I exercise I tend to avoid exercises that put strain on my bowl like stomach and lower back exercises.
A week ago I woke up at 4am with extreme stomach cramps and bloating. Not like its never happened in my life before but never before with above symptoms. Something else to note is my weight is consistent and im not losing any weight or gaining. Maybe losing some fat with all my exercising lately. But normally I stay between 84kg and 86kg.
Also something to note, I don't have a stressful job so I'm not thinking its stress related.
I'm very concerned it might be something that could be prevented if caught early but it feels like my doctor is just delaying until symptoms get worse before referring me to get other tests done.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated. After reading up so much I would just want to put my mind at ease for once. I might have over read and researched my symptoms.
Thanks to who ever is taking the time to read my question.