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Bleeding while passing stools after delivery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hwi, my answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...Hi when I poo it hurts like it's sharp then when I look in the loo their is loads of red blood and it's quite alot, I had a baby 12weeks ago should it bleed so much?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
Doctor :   Let me read the query
Doctor :   What is your age and how many times did you observe the blood?
User :   I'm 35 and it's happened twice so far, it's like it's cut me and really bleeds. I go every other day,
Doctor :   Ok post partum ( delivery) have a increased chances of hemorrhoids to develo[
Doctor :   It is not normal to bleed so much
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to get examined to know the cause of it
Doctor :   Did you understand?
Doctor :   A general surgeon is the best person whom you can meet
User :   Yes I did mention it to the doctor yesterday he just gave me a prescription, I did mention their was alot of blood,
Doctor :   May I know the prescription what it contains
User :   It's downstairs so don't know will go and get it
Doctor :   Ok I shall wait
User :   It's Anusol Hc suppositories ( McNiel products he has given me
Doctor :   Ok that is small steroid suppository
Doctor :   My aim is to contain more blood loss
User :   Can I use that even though I'm breast feeding
Doctor :   which can be crucial for you when you are nursing a baby
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You can use that
User :   Ok the doc said it will take two weeks to get better?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   What you need to observe strictly during these days before it heals
Doctor :   Take more fluids
Doctor :   More fibre with at least 6 servings of fruits and veggies per day
Doctor :   Make sure you do not strain during stools, means the stool should be soft
User :   Ok I will drink more water, it only happens every bowel movement I do not bleed unless I have a poo, I am on iron tablets too but only take two aday when I remember
Doctor :   Take the iron supplements regularly
Doctor :   Iron rich diet which has more fibre helps both you and the baby
User :   Ok thank you so it's nothing too worry about?
Doctor :   It is not to worry about now
Doctor :   but sometimes you have a heavy bout of blood and feel dizzy
Doctor :   That should not happen
User :   No I feel ok, I just worry everytime it happens and dread going too the toilet :-(
Doctor :   Ok, make your movements slow whether getting up from bed or from chair
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with/
User :   Ok, thank you so don't need too go to the hospital?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me. Bye for now
User :   Thankyou bye
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