Gosh, I hate to come here and be so negative all the time, so I apologize ahead of time for this post. Since I've had this "flare up," I've had major stomach issues. It seems at least 3 or 4 times a week I have stomach pain, nausea, and/or diarrhea. Today I went to the bathroom, and afterwards had a moderate amount of blood in the toilet and on the toilet paper. I don't recall having to strain to go, so I was surprised by it. My stomach has been hurting all morning. Being a nurse, I'm definitely not a good patient and hate going to the doctor. Does this sound like something serious or do you think it's just a hemorrhoid or something? I don't feel anything down there. I just don't want to run to the doctor if it's nothing serious.