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Constipation, streaks of blood in stools - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   What do blood clots on stool look like?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   Dark coffee coloured spots
User :   Could streaks of blood on stool be from straining to hard
Doctor :   That is possibly due to anal fissures
Doctor :   Bleeding from the anal splinter will have streak apperance
User :   It only seems to happen if I have to push to hard
Doctor :   Is it pain ful while passing stools
User :   sometimes but not all the time
Doctor :   Do you have constipation symptoms for last few days
User :   i don't eat much fiber, mostly all fast food and i get constipated
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Sometimes some of my stool is dark brown and regular
Doctor :   Thats the cause for constipation which inturn hurts your splinter leading to bleeding
Doctor :   I guess you have developed fissures
User :   do blood clots look like circles
Doctor :   You will require to add more fibre to diet
Doctor :   And also Start on Syrup LACTULOSE 2 tsp daily for 5 days
User :   ok
User :   if some of the stool is darker is that bad
Doctor :   And also Lignocaine jelly for anal application
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Can you explain the exact colour
Doctor :   Is it bright red or dark brown
User :   dark brown some of the stool, and sometimes streaks of bright red only when pushing hard though
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have history of ACID peptic disease
User :   no not that i am aware of
User :   why could just some of the stool be dark brown sometimes
Doctor :   Do you have burning sensation in stomach before or after food
Doctor :   If There is an ulcer in the stomach
User :   no burning sensation
Doctor :   The ulcers when they bleed they result in dark stools
Doctor :   Do you smoke? consume alcohol
User :   okay it is not all the time just sometimes part of the stool is dark brown, i don't smoke or drink
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then probably based on food habits
Doctor :   I gues you consume more of junk food
User :   okay i have been eatting a lot of fast foods
Doctor :   And excess carbonated rinks could cause black stools too
User :   there not black just dark brown
Doctor :   Then its normal, But will suggest you for an stool examination
Doctor :   Which would confirm the finding
User :   Last question do blood clots look like circles because i do not have that
Doctor :   No
User :   you said they look like coffee grounds
User :   what color?
Doctor :   They appear like patches or some times mixed in stools
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Coffee ground appearance
User :   I don't have that then
Doctor :   Then you dont have to worry
User :   just need to eat more fiber and less fast foods
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Avoid meat
Doctor :   And start on Syrup suggested
User :   i eat a lot of meat
Doctor :   will have good releif
Doctor :   Have to reduce for time being
Doctor :   Bye for now
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