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Having blood in stool with little constipation. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I have experienced little blood in my stool from past 2 days
User:I am facing bit of constipation issue
User:I have searched on internet for external piles and examined myself
User:but that doesnt seems to be an issue..
User:I cant see and feel any cut or injury
User:what to do?
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:27 Male
Doctor:Since when you have the constipation problem?
User:not a problem actually
User:I am consuming very little food now days
User:with gymming
User:just to cut down the extra fat
User:so change in the diet plan has just affected my natural bowels cycle,I guess
User:it is not as smooth as it used to be
Doctor:Ok XXXXXXX Let me brief you.
Doctor:Blood in stool occur due to various problems. Some of which are benign and some serious.
Doctor:The most common cause is tears in the rectal or anal mucosa
Doctor:which is described as fissures in medical terms.
Doctor:This occur as a result of hard stool during constipation.
Doctor:You may also have lower rectal pain while passing stool or just some kind of discomfort at the anal region.
Doctor:if you have such pain, then you will need a per rectal examination and warm seitz bath.
Doctor:If no such pain is present, drink plenty of water and take lot of fibre in your diet
Doctor:to prevent hard stools.
Doctor:You may take some stool softeners like Syp. Lactulose for a few days if you wish.
Doctor:Most likely the bloody stool should disappear soon with the above changes/treatment.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:sounds good..
Doctor:Watch the stools during the next few days.
User:but how can I get to know its not Piles ,any self examination
Doctor:Piles or hemorrhoids are diagnosed by a per rectal examination by a qualified surgeon.
Doctor:Symptomwise, this is generally a chronic problem.
Doctor:I mean the symptoms are persisting/recurring since some time.
Doctor:One will have severe pain while passing stool.
Doctor:One can occasionally be able to feel a mass at the anal margin while trying to pass stool.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:I will see for few days ,hopefully it should be fine
User:nothing for now
User:thank you for the advice doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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