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Blood and mucus in stools, severe bloating - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   Hello. For several days now I have pooping bright red blood. This only seems to occur whenever I push to use the bathroom. Sometimes the feces is large and can be due to rectal obstruction however other times there seems to be no reason. I also notice a clear liquid such as mucus in my feces.
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   DrXXX here
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Hi Dr XXX
User :   great
Doctor :   Do you also face pain during defacation
User :   no
User :   I was diagnosed about a year ago with IBS
Doctor :   I guess you haev developed anal fissures
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Would anal fissures explain the bright red blood as well as mucus? Or do you think it could possibly be something intestinal, perhaps ulcer related?
Doctor :   Incase of intestinal will have other symptoms tto
Doctor :   Like loss of appetitew
Doctor :   Burning sensation before food
User :   hm I also experience some lethargy, dizziness occasionally, lack of sleep, and anxiety.... I've recently had a change in diet as well and normally experience burning sensations in my lower abdomen
User :   lots of abdominal bloating
Doctor :   Then they are more related to ulcers
Doctor :   Do you have history of chronic ulcers
User :   no
Doctor :   Then would suggest an endoscopy to confirm
User :   Would a colonoscopy be helpful as well or do you think it is unnecessary.... Given the presence of blood, do you think there is a relative urgency in doing the endoscopy or it is possible to wait until I get back into the states in 2 months. I'm currently in Argentina
User :   ?
Doctor :   Yes would be be very usefull
User :   would it be dangerous to wait 2-3 months given the presence of blood?
Doctor :   No issues with that
User :   thanks for your helo
User :   help**
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   i am glad i was able to help you
Doctor :   do follow my advice
Doctor :   Take care of your self
Doctor :   make sure you add fiber in your diet
Doctor :   that is very crucial
Doctor :   hope you followed ?
Doctor :   Bye

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