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Loose smelly stools, anal pain and infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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hi i am getting sharp pains in my anus.although this could be lower back.pain seems to be spreding lower stomach when i sleep on my stomach. Also i get really mushy smelly stools.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   ok
User :   am 27 male
Doctor :   May i know your age please?
Doctor :   Since how long are you having this?
User :   few days
Doctor :   Is the pain present throughout or periodic?
User :   no of and on
Doctor :   And since when are you having mushy stools?
User :   same again of and on for quite a time.normally have loose stool and only visit toilet once a day.not losing any weight
Doctor :   Are the stools associated with blood?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   yes bout 15 a day dont drink
Doctor :   These seems like an infection which can be due to various causes as viral,bacterial or protozoal infection and also smoking is a big factor in this
User :   what can i do
Doctor :   The rectal pain seems to arouse from your rectal area and could be that some abscess or infection present inside is leading to this pain.
User :   how do i get it treated also get cramps in lower back wich go away by reliving gas
Doctor :   You need to get yourself completely examined along with some investigations as stool test, blood and urine test
Doctor :   You may be having excessive acid and gas formation which is causing this, also if rectal area is inflame the nerves supplying the back are irritated causing pain
Doctor :   For this you need to do some lifestyle modification as stop smoking as it increases gas formation
Doctor :   2) Include fresh fruits and veggies in your diet
Doctor :   3) Do some form of exercise regularly
Doctor :   4)Avoid having junk and oily foods.
User :   do you no what causes loose stools cause ive had them for ages.i only get normall bowel movement evry now agian.also can you tell me if loose stools and diareah is the same.meaning ig i go to toilet just once a day is this diareah if its loose
Doctor :   Take a well balanced diet
Doctor :   Loose stools can be due to various reasons as bacterial infections if not treated can lead to this, also Inflammatory bowel Syndrome is a condition which causes a person to have loose stools regularly
Doctor :   Diarrhoea is same as loose stools
Doctor :   Also some people are irritant to some food products as milk, stress, anxiety,polyps, are the common causes
User :   so it means i have diareah all the time.why do i get normall movements every now again
Doctor :   I have already explained you the causes, it may be because of any reason.
Doctor :   ny cause can be rules out after proper investigations only.
User :   ok thats been good help thanks
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no thats great.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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