Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

Blood in stools, suggested in take of fibre and visit a general surgeon - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   gm..
Doctor :   please proceed with the query
User :   i am 23 yr old woman. from last tuesday i noticed blood while passing stool
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many times have you noticed it
User :   i consulted a doctor too who suggested to take fibre supplement
User :   thrice i noticed
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how is it now/
Doctor :   have you started fibre diet ?
User :   i took that fibre supplement only once..
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i started to take vegetables and some fibre rich foods
Doctor :   why are you not taking it daily
User :   ppl here told me like those fibre supplements are given only to elderly persons...
User :   and if u take it... u ll get addicted to it...
Doctor :   who told you this ?
Doctor :   and which doctor had you visited
User :   which doctor means?
Doctor :   i meant did you visit a specialist ?
User :   no..
Doctor :   did the doctor examine you ?
User :   no..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   taking fibres at young age is not at all harmful
Doctor :   or an addiction
Doctor :   it is a wrong information that someone has shared it to you
Doctor :   it is harmless
Doctor :   more so if there is a low fibre diet
Doctor :   the intestines do not work well
Doctor :   this cause constipation , indigestion and other problems
Doctor :   hard stools will irritate the mucosa when you pass stool and hence there is the bleeding in stools
User :   but this the first time i am facing such problem
Doctor :   i would suggest you include natural fibre
Doctor :   it is in all green leafy vegetables , cereals and fruits
Doctor :   have them daily in good quantities
Doctor :   it will surely help
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the blood ins tools does not stop
Doctor :   you may have to see a General Surgeon for an examination
Doctor :   and work up
User :   ok
Doctor :   some routine blood and urine tests may be needed
User :   is it a serious problem?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it can just be due to hard stools
Doctor :   or piles
Doctor :   do not worry
Doctor :   get n examination done
User :   ok.
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yea
Doctor :   did i answer your questions ?
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me to help you with ?
User :   thank you
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   have a good day
Doctor :   take care
Question is related to
Medical Topics
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor