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Bleeding after bowel movement, hemorrhoids, laxatives - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   For the past week, I have had bleeding when I have a bowel movement. It appears to be on the outside and there is no blood in my stool, only when I wipe. There has been no itching or pain. It happened once last Monday and again today...
User :   Hi.
User :   Did you see my question?
Doctor :   yes, i did .Was the blood frank or altered( danatured ) ?
User :   what do you mean by altered? it was just good old fashioned red blood, no clots, no pus, nothing out of the ordinary
User :   I've been under a lot of stress lately and taking ativan to help me sleep. Otherwise no medicines.
User :   Also, travelling, in Hamburg, Germany at the moment
User :   And also moved countries last tuesday, so a very stressful time
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Do you have pain during passing stools ?
User :   None what so ever
User :   It is absolutely fine and I am regular
Doctor :   Ok, have you felt the anal opening during wipe , have you noticed any skin tags ?
User :   not really, nothing has really changed. And I don't notice skin tags there, although I have them other places
User :   It's literally that when I wipe there is blood. Not a lot, it doesn't get on my underwear or clothes and seems to only happen when I have a bowel movement, like it is opening, although I have no pain
Doctor :   Ok, based on the history i suspect it to imminent hemorrhoids , if untreated they may result into tags and continue to bleed
User :   what do I do?
Doctor :   Mild laxative will take care of this , also taking Multivitamin supplement will give some relief
Doctor :   Laxative like Paraffin Wax would be the best choice here
User :   okay.
Doctor :   And do not handle them by touching frequently , it can aggravate the condition
User :   okay. How long should I take the laxative
Doctor :   2 weeks , Laxative for 2 weeks will show effect ,
User :   Okay. Anything else, like a cream or something?
Doctor :   No , jut avoid hard and spicy foods and take Multivitamin supplements which will help in healing
User :   ok
User :   thank you.
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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