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Why do I have red streaks in my stools?

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I have red streaks and red fiberous streaks in my stools every few days for the last few weeks. There is no blood in the water.
I am 71 in good health, no medications 5' 7" 173 lbs
Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. R.V.Sirisha Rani 5 hours later

Thanks for your query.

The symptoms are suggestive of Anal fissure.

Constipation is mainly responsible for this.

Take fibre XXXXXXX foods like fruits&leafy vegetables. Avoid oily foods. Drink lots of water.

If the problem doesnot improve you have to consult your physician.

Hope I have answered your query, I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

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