Thanks for the response. I agree with your assessment of smilie's blood being from hemmoroids. I too have hems, and though I didn't see blood in my stool, I did see it on the toilet paper. I haven't had that in a while. I found that warm baths, keeping the area dry, and using Pre-H really helped. Also stool can really be colored by what you eat. I found that out after
drinking cranberry juice.
As far as the HPylori.