SOS! I really need your help with this one.
My brother has acute inflammations in his wrists (carpal tunnel at age 24?!), knees and other joints. The doctors say that if this continues, he'll have to get surgery. He suspects the culprit is either gluten or eggs, which he eats liberally (3 eggs, 1/2 loaf of french bread, bowl of oatmeal/granola a day). Our mom also has gluten and egg intolerances and I get inflamed from gluten.
After much persuading, I got him to exclude gluten (barley, rye, oats, wheat) and eggs from his diet to see if either one of those foods is the one that's doing him harm. After 4 days on his new diet, he sends me this email:
This morning I had the SOOOOO MUCH BLOOD IN MY POO. Like a FRICK'N LOT OF BLOOD!!! >:o
It looked like I MENSTRUATED into the crapper! WTF SOPHIA?! I'm not going down like that. If anything I'm going to get more inflammations by getting fecal matter into my bloodstream. OMG!!! When I wiped my butt the tissue was soaked in blood. I'm officially scared shitless (literally) of your palio diet.
* kicks it to the curb and kicks in some carbs *
Stats: He is 24 years old, Chinese-American, 5'9" and 135lbs. His past poops have been more on the sludgy side (due to excess consumption of wheat?) and now he says his poops are less frequent, harder and more substantial. The poop was red and it doesn't hurt whne he sits. Instead of grains, he eats potatoes. He also has been eating a ton of butter, fruit, veggies, nuts and meat (pork chops, sausage).
I'm really worried now and am not sure (1) why there is blood in his stool, (2) if paleo could really be the cause (diet change or poop quality?), (3) if this is hemorrhoids, (4) and lastly, HOW DO WE FIX THIS?!
He's resistant in calling the doctor just yet and wants to see if this continues. Any info is greatly appreciated.