I am a 27 year old female, relatively active (meaning I workout 3-4 times a week), and have been eating paleo for 6-7 months. Sometimes when I go to the bathroom, I feel a sharp pain and I find little traces of bright red on the toilet paper. There's also some drops in the toilet, too.
This used to happen often in my pre-paleo days, and then when I started paleo, it rarely happened. Now I notice it happens after a 'cheat' of grains or nuts. (I'm still trying to figure out exactly what it's related to)
When I asked my doctor about this previously he said it was a fissure, which is what I'm thinking it is now. I'm considering going to ask him again, but I'm curious what the paleo world thinks - last time my doctor told me to increase my grains and fiber...
So my guess is that while my gut was healing, I didn't have this problem. Now when I have grains/nuts I'm irritating my stomach/digestion again and it takes a while to heal after it's been affected.
I've been taking probiotics for a few months and just added enzymes a few days ago, hoping that would help!
Update: I've been taking Mag Citrate for just over a week now and things are much 'nicer'. Dr B, you asked if I was itchy... I wasn't before, but now I am a bit. What does that mean? Any recommendations? Thanks!