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Constipation and mouth ulcers from las 7-8 years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am suffering from constipation and mouth ulcers from las 7-8 years. i tried several medicines, alopathic and ayurvedic. ayurvedic medicines and yoga helped me a lot in last 4-6 months. but the problem is not gettting removed permanently. as soon as i leave or forget to have medicine the problem re occurs. I use to drink plenty of water, do avoid oily and spicy , junk food. Takes break fast , lunch and dinner at fixed time. Mouth ulcers are very painful and do not totaly vanishes. ulcers takes the cycle of 12-15 days to remoe. while the ulcers goes the other few starts developing up. I am fed up with this problem. I just want to get rid of this. Please suggest me the best way to get rid of this.
                                             
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   hi
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let me read what you have typed
User :   ok
User :   adding more to above is that my profession requires a sitting of 8-10 hours daily
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, height and current weight and details of any other past medical illness if you have had any
Doctor :  
what other symptoms do you have apart from mouth ulcers?
Doctor :   do you pass mucus along with teh hard stools?
User :   Male , 31 , XXXXXXXX new delhi, software Engineer, 5'8'', 58 kgs
User :   no other illness in past
Doctor :  
ok
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do you smoke?
User :   some times
User :   3- 4 cigrates in week
User :   some times 1-2 cigrates in a week
Doctor :  
the causes for the recurrent mouth ulcers can be grouped into 3 major headings. 1) physical injuries: due to brushing, gum biting, salty food, dental work/poor fitting dentures, sharp, abrasive foods.
User :   the pressure in the morning do not come in the morming as normal people
Doctor :  
2) use of aspirin, other pain killers, and alcohol
Doctor :  
3) smoking
User :   all the three does not apply to ome i think
Doctor :  
the stools passed along with mucus could also relate to having chrnic problem of gastritis, or inflammatory bowel disease
Doctor :  
along with appearance of mouth ulcers
Doctor :  
due to poor absorption of nutrients from the gut due to the IBS
User :   i takes disprin 1-2 tablates in a week because of headache
Doctor :  
was anytime endoscopy or colonoscopy done for you?
User :   what is muscus ?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   no never
Doctor :  
mucus is a slippery secretion produced by, and covering, mucous membranes
Doctor :   its is similar to teh nasal discharge people get when having cold
Doctor :  
was anytime 'barium meal study' done for you?
User :   i dont think so that muscus comes during stool , but some times i feel stool is so smooth
User :   i dont know what is 'barium meal study' ?
Doctor :  
i would suggest a detailed examination and investigation by a gastroenterologist for your symptoms, to rule out or confirm the probable diagnosis of 1) Ulcerative colitis, 2) Crohns disease.
Doctor :  
look out for presence of mucus while passing stools.
Doctor :   do you have abdomen pain associated?
User :   some times when i take KAYAM churan etc. a very mild pain
Doctor :  
barium meal study is to see if any deformity can be made out that is caused by the IBS on Gut lining, its done by doing a x-ray after the patient takes the barium meal
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i had no 'barium meal study'
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
do you have anyone else in the family who has these recurrent mouth ulcers?

User :   no one is having this problem
Doctor :  
ok

Doctor :  
do you have stress related to work/personal life?
User :   stress is always there in today's matropolitan life
Doctor :   no I am a General Practitioner. Specialists are not available on live chat. They give their consultation services via e-mail and phone call.
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
are you sensitive to any particular food item?
User :   so will the gastroenterologist surgeon is best to consult or simple gastroenterologist can see the problem
User :   no not sensitive, but avoiding having oily and spicy ,junk food
Doctor :  
gastroenterologist is a specialist and they can perform surgeries too. There is nothing like a simple gastroenterologist.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   ok
Doctor :  
consult with gastroenterologist, and dicuss possibilities of doing the above mentioned tests for you
Doctor :  
namely 'barium meal study, and upper GI endoscopy
Doctor :  
and a colonoscopy.
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