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What causes constipation with hemorrhoid, mucus and blood in stool and weight loss? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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User:Hello I am 35 years of age and I have been having constipation, pain on left side, hemorrhoid, mucus on the stool, weight loss, blood in stool last year none recent that I can see with the naked eye. I had blood work done and came back normal. However there were inflammation. Can it be IBS or an IBD
Doctor:How can I help?
Doctor:Your symptoms are more suggestive of colitis or even IBD
Doctor:Do these symptoms come in episodes
User:It started abt a month ago
Doctor:Is it ongoing?
User:Yes it is.
Doctor:How much blood is coming?
User:I have not had blood since last year.
Doctor:Did it happen before?
Doctor:and what corrected it?
Doctor:I think you mean that a similar episode happened last year and same is happening again
User:Are you talking abt the blood or the other symptoms. This is the first time I've had these symptoms.
Doctor:Correct me if I am wrong
Doctor:Colonoscopy is the best test to diagnose it
User:Oh and I also have a fibroid that was found last month
Doctor:The doctor may insert and camera with a tube
Doctor:and also take biopsies
Doctor:Fibroid in uterus is quite common
User:Can be endometriosis due to me having clotd
Doctor:Endometriosis will also have mentrual issues
Doctor:pain in abdomen ca be due to endometriosis
Doctor:but it happens near the periods
Doctor:not for one month
User:Oh ok
Doctor:I would suggest that you get tested in detail if you havnt done already
Doctor:Mucous is seen in both IBS and IBD
Doctor:But blood can be due to both hemorroids and IBD
User:What is best for constipation. I have a bowel every other day but I'm straining
Doctor:IBD can be diagnosed with many tests barium enema
Doctor:For you suppositories will be better
User:For hemmroids
Doctor:You can find them overthe counter at pharmacies
Doctor:For heamorroids look for some overthecounter cream that has lidocaine and zinc oxide in it
Doctor:You can also try taking prunes every day
Doctor:these also work for constipation
Doctor:You also need to take hygienic food and cleaner drinking water
Doctor:Since you do not want to get infected
Doctor:For loss os weight take ensure supplement along with routine diet
Doctor:It will provide you with extra calories
Doctor:Take medicines after you have been definitely diagnosed
User:My hemoglobin. Was normal. Does this mean anything
Doctor:Yes it is good sign
Doctor:It means that absorption of food and minerals is happening from intestines
Doctor:though it takes some time for hemoglobin to lower
Doctor:a few months since the reserve of iron lasts for a few months
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
Doctor:Please ask your questions
User:What can I take for pain
Doctor:If it is due to fibroid or endometriosis then routine pain-killer like brufen can be taken
Doctor:If it is due to IBS or IBD then specific medicine will be needed
Doctor:If it is due to hemorroid then local anaesthetic cream containing lidocaine can be applied locally before passing stools
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:Okay. Thanks. That's all I need
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:Do not worry until you are diagnosed
User:I'll try. Bc I am.
Doctor:It may be something that we never thought of
Doctor:so you never know what shows up
Doctor:in tests
User:I have anxiety very bad
Doctor:I can feel it
Doctor:Try breathing techniques and yoga
Doctor:It is available as courses in all countries
Doctor:You can also try some short term medicines for it
Doctor:All I can say is that give your health issue realted anxiety to God and relax
User:Okay. Thanks
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
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