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Blood in stool - scared!

Hello. A month ago i've felt terrible abdominal pain - i went to the ER and it got confirmed as gas. Took some medicine for it, all was well. A week or so later the same thing happened, this time i toughed it out because i knew it was just gas.

I haven't felt that pain since, but i've been constipated for a week now, having a laxative in between. Today i finally felt bowel movement! Went to the bathroom, had a hard time passing stool (small, hard pellets), but the thing that scared me - and prompted me to seek advice, is that there was a lot of blood on it. I've had blood in my stool before, but only some drops after wiping, never something like that. I'm really scared, and i appreciate any input.