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Symptoms of Colitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I have been passing little clumps of mucus from my anus and when i wipe, there is bright red blood and mucus. Could this possible be and STD or just an infection?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Do you have any lesions in any other parts of the body ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, do you see blood in the stools or only on wiping ?
User :   yes there is a little in the stool but not much
User :   mainly when wiping
Doctor :   ok
User :   and today the only thing that came out were little mucus drops
Doctor :   do you have pain while passing stools ?
User :   yes a little bit but i think its because the actual anus is sore
Doctor :   ok, i do not think it to be an STD by any chance
Doctor :   it probably is colitis
Doctor :   infection of the colon by bacteria
User :   ok i was thinking it was probably a bacterial infection
User :   would i be able to just wait it out/
User :   without getting antibiotics
Doctor :   yes, but if it increase then you may need to be put on antibiotics
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   wait for another 3 to 5 days
User :   ok
Doctor :   also avoid hard foods
Doctor :   and spicy foods
User :   ohh ok
Doctor :   also if the pain increases on passing stools , consult a gastroenterologist
User :   ok
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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