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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi!
I have the following problem... I just had diahera at approximately at 3:40 AM. It took over an hour... But i'm perfectly fine now. I mean my stomach feels good. I don't feel any pain and i did have bad food before hand. Like gummy bears.
The problem is now... That i just went on toilet and my feces contains blood. :( It never did before. Is this normal? Was the one hour long session so intense that it got hurt? I didn't needed to go on the toilet so far. I'm perfectly fine. Could this be because of the stress it took?
Or should i go to a doctor immediately?
Thank you very much!!!!!!!! I'm a bit afraid, so thank you for any word
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi!
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   I'll turn 30 in one and a half month
Doctor :   The second time you had to pass stools - was the stool watery too?
Doctor :   Was it completely blood stained or did you find spots of blood?
User :   Well... i didn't sort of had to pass stool. I just wanted to see if i still have to..
User :   Omm. I was only a little watery blob
User :   And bloody
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Ohh and i have reflux too.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you have pain/discomfort while trying to pass stool the second time?
User :   No. None.
Doctor :   Did you have similar symptoms in the past?
User :   No.
Doctor :   Do you have history of constipation?
Doctor :   Are your bowel habits regular in the past?
User :   No. After they diagnosed me with reflux, i switched my whole way of life and food. I usually have good stool and no problems. But yesterday i ate a whole pack of gummy bears :( I know i shouldn't have, but.. ahh well.
User :   Yes.
User :   Every day once or twice
Doctor :   Do you have suffer from any medical illness such as diabetes/high blood pressure/ulcerative colitis?
Doctor :   Are you on any specific diet plan?
User :   No. I had a med check in a month or so here at work. I'm perfectly healthy.
User :   Well.. sort of. I eat nothing with sugar, and only brown flour food.
User :   And no salad, no eggs, and stuff like that. That is forbidden for reflux.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   Yes.
Doctor :   Based on your description, you are probably had an episode of dysentery.
Doctor :   The cause could be infective one.
Doctor :   Most often the symptoms are self limiting one, which needs no medical attention.
Doctor :   Medical treatment is necessary if you have any of the following symptoms
Doctor :   1. Recurrent episodes of loose stools with blood staining
Doctor :   2. Presence of severe crampy abdominal pain.
Doctor :   3. Fever.
Doctor :   If you develop these features, you will need to seek medical attention.
User :   ahhh i see
Doctor :   In the mean time, you need plenty of water to make up for the fluid loss due to loose stools.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Yes! Thank you very much! understood. I'm drinking as much water as i can already.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   Btw. In the time i had the loose stool there was no blood present at all.
User :   Just one.
Doctor :   Absence of pain and discomfort while passing stools rules out trauma.
Doctor :   So its probably the infection due to bad meal or due to excess spices that you have developed this episode.
Doctor :   Not to concern.
User :   :)
User :   thanks!
Doctor :   Watch out for the symptoms and see a doctor if they occur.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   Okey.
User :   No, and thank you very much!
User :   Have a great day!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   You too have a splendid day.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Thank you!
User :   Bye!
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