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Remedy for hard stools - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi doctor
User :   i have anal fissure
Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
Doctor :   ok, please proceed with your query
User :   i feel like i have some crack over there
User :   and i have hard stools some times
Doctor :   any pain ?
User :   some times while defecating
User :   i have used lignocaine jelly
Doctor :   May i know your age, weight , height ?
User :   but it only reduced my itching
Doctor :   did u have any relief with it?
User :   age-22 weight-56 height-178cms
Doctor :   basically, anal fissure is a chronic disorder due to chronic history of constipation
Doctor :   persistant constipation, with hard stools damage the anal lining and lead to fissures
User :   i have read about himalaya pilex it useful??
Doctor :   so managing it, needs 2 types of approaches
User :   k doctor any tablets or oinment for that??
Doctor :   1. - lifestyle and dietary changes to control constipation
Doctor :   2. medications to releive pain and constipation
User :   k doctor
Doctor :   3. ultimately - surgery to correct a fissure , thats persistant and resistant to medications and lifestyle changes
Doctor :   being young at the age of 22, surgery will not be the first choice for you
User :   k doctor
Doctor :   how long have u had this issue?
User :   i will change my diet
Doctor :   of anal fissues ?
User :   3 months i guess...because i has diarrhea 3 months back
Doctor :   ok,
User :   from then i noticed this pain
Doctor :   i dont think, it will last long
Doctor :   just follow a healthy diet
Doctor :   take lots of water 4 litres in a day
User :   k...should i take any medicines??
User :   k
Doctor :   take Isapgul husk with water or milk at night ( to relieve constipation)
Doctor :   take diet with lot of fibre in it
Doctor :   lots of green leafy veg
User :   what is lsapgul husk??
Doctor :   specially papaya and spinach - has narural laxative effect
User :   for my itching??
Doctor :   isapgul - fibre supplement which helps to have formed stools
Doctor :   mix 2 tsp of it, with water for 10 min or so
Doctor :   and drink it
Doctor :   it will help to relieve constipation
User :   no need to take any tablets??
Doctor :   continue lignocaine jelly for pain - it helps the pain as well as itching
Doctor :   also, to detect whether you have any deep absesses and ulcers, and to know if antibioptics and other medicines are needed
Doctor :   it would be better for you, so that u can be examined by a general surgeon,
Doctor :   and if needed steroids or antibiotics can be given accordingly
Doctor :   are u following me ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   take isapgul, lots of water ,and continue lignocaine
User :   my time is going to get over
Doctor :   and follow other advice that i gave you
Doctor :   these measure will help you, to control the symptoms and hte fissue will heal in a few weeks
User :   k isapgul is available in stores right??
Doctor :   after 2 weeks, if there is no response or the symptoms deteriorate, see a gen surgeon, who will examine and tell u alternative advice for any other related condition
Doctor :   also, isapgul is readilya vailable everywhere
Doctor :   i hope i have answered your query
User :   yes thank u doctor
Doctor :   please feel free to elave ur feedbcak as u log out
User :   k
Doctor :   *feedbcak
Doctor :   *feedback
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now
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