The other night my son (17 and the light of my life) tells me he has been having a lot of bright red blood when he goes to the bathroom. I said for how long? Oh a couple days he says. I said Kristian, why didn’t you tell me??? So I’m debating what to do, then he calls me into the bathroom and says, well I just sat down, didn’t even go to the bathroom and I could just feel it running out and the toilet it full of bright red blood. I ran him to the doctor that was open on new years eve at 8 p.m. and they did a check and some type of scope, but only some kind that went in a few inches. She said she’d hoped to find a hemorrhoid or fisher that was causing the bleeding but there was nothing like that but she could see a lot of bright red blood in there. I am freaking out! She suspects he may have crone’s disease (that is a symptom) because my husband has it and it apparently runs in families. He has an appt. with my husband’s and my gastrointologist partner tomorrow (because ours is booked till the end of January) but I have a call in to his nurse to see if they can squeeze him in today possibly, or tomorrow with OUR doctor. I asked if it could be from ulcers because I get them in my esophagus, but usually throw up blood, and have had to surgeries to fix them, but she said no, that would present as dark or black blood, not bright red. I am scared to death, and trying to keep it together in front of my son. Don’t want him knowing how worried I am. Of course all this BS makes my nerve pain seem like it is magnified by 100 decibels for some reason!