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Cause of constipation, blood spots in motions and white discharge - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. cccc
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you today?
User :   well i am currently living in italy, and so getting to a doctor is very difficult
User :   i have been having really bad problems with my stomach over the past few days
Doctor :   I am reading
User :   I have had bad constipation, starting three days ago, i am unable to force poo out so(however disgusting) sometimes having to use my fingers. my poo comes out in little hard pellets, and regularly has little spots of bright red blood and a white mucus. I have bad lower abdominal pains aswell (almost near my bladder). can you please tell me what this could be?
Doctor :   May I know you gender/age?
User :   female, 18
Doctor :   Do you have any medicla problems?
Doctor :   There are different reasons for constipation.
User :   no, no medical problems
User :   such as...
User :   i just want to know, what the causes could be, that there is nothing seriously wrong with me or anything to worry about, and how to improve/solve the problem
User :   because its a real nuisance whilst being out in italy
Doctor :   Do you exercise ?
Doctor :   Do you drink lot of water?
Doctor :   What are you dietary habits? Do you drink lot of fruits and vegetables?
Doctor :   Do you have regular bowel habits.
User :   yeah i excercise about three times a week, i could probably drink more water, my diet is relative, i eat lots of salad, and a bit of fruit
Doctor :   Do you spend enough time in bath room?
User :   spend enough time in the bathroom??
Doctor :   Yea
Doctor :   You shouls not rush
Doctor :   Take you own time
Doctor :   and sit for long time
User :   yeah i spend plenty long enough
Doctor :   Lack of exercise , lack of adequate fiber intake, drinking soft drinks instead of water, rushing in n out of bath room are some of the reasons
User :   well yes, youve told me that already. what about the blood and mucus
Doctor :   These things looks small but make a lot of difference in moving stools in gut
User :   sorry, i dont mean to be rude, im just worried about it
Doctor :   When the stools are hard in will dame the sentisive rectal and anal mucosa and cause laceration
Doctor :   which leads to blleding
User :   so, this sounds ridiculous, im not dying of internal bleeding or anything? its nothing serious to worry about? and is it fairly common what i am describing
User :   ?
Doctor :   I am confident
Doctor :   How many bowel movements do you have in a week?
Doctor :   There is no possibility of any tumor or cancer in your age
Doctor :   Many of your age has this problem
Doctor :   high-fiber diet. A diet with at least 20 to 35 grams of fiber each day helps your body form soft, bulky stool. High-fiber foods include beans, whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables. Limit foods that have little to no fiber, such as cheese, meat and processed foods.Regular exercise. Physical activity will help stimulate intestinal activity.Adequate fluid intake. Drinking plenty of water and other fluids will help soften your stool.Take the time for bowel movements. Set aside sufficient time to allow for undisturbed visits to the toilet. And don't ignore the urge to have a bowel movement.
User :   are you sure? thats very comforting to know, because thats what i was worrying about
User :   ^ about the cancer or tumour
Doctor :   Yea you can trust me
Doctor :   100%
Doctor :   try OTC medicines
User :   ok!! thats a weight off my over-imaginative mind. OTC medicines? will i be able to find them in italy?
Doctor :   dulcolax 10mg 1tab daily and Senokot 2-3 times a day
Doctor :   Yea
Doctor :   If you go to some stores you get green bottles -milk of magnesia
Doctor :   Drink one bottle and stay at home, that will make ur bowels empty
User :   can i buy these in regular supermarkets, or do i have to go to a chemists?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   All of these are OTCs
Doctor :   There is a FiberCon, Metamuci, these powerders, mix in milk or jiuce and drink daily
User :   will stuff like chocolate andcakes and biscuits make a different if i cut them out too/
Doctor :   Search for Miralax which very effective
Doctor :   Do not go for chocolatesm viscuits,
Doctor :   and soft
Doctor :   drinks
Doctor :   You need to change your diatrary habits
User :   ok
Doctor :   Drink plain water-minimum 2-3 leters per day
Doctor :   eat lot of fruits and vegtables
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