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Blood in stool, constipation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   this is XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   today i had an usual thing in the morning i had a blood flow
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   when i had a stool
Doctor :   Was this the first time/
User :   this was the second time in this month
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   is it normal or a matter of concern
User :   my age is 27
Doctor :   Any problems of constipation?
User :   ya sometimes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know since when are you having this problem
Doctor :   do you have any symptoms of abdominal pain , vomiting , indigestion , etc ?
User :   no sysptoms of these kind off'
User :   everything is normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you tell me how much blood did you notice , was it streaks of blood , or very significant bleeding ?
User :   3 to 4 drops
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you have any pain while passing stools ? do you strain a lot while motions?
User :   once had to strain a lot ...but today i didnt need strain it was normal
Doctor :   do you experience any pain while passing motions ?
User :   no pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me explain it to you
Doctor :   there are many causes for blood in stools
Doctor :   the most common ones being
Doctor :   1.piles/hemmorhoids
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. anal fissures which is very painful
Doctor :   3. constipation long standing one
Doctor :   4. peptic or gastric ulcers
User :   ok
Doctor :   5other conditions being inflammatory bowel diseases called ulcerative colitis , chrons disease , and the likes
Doctor :   apart from this any pathology in the lower gastro intestines will lead to this
Doctor :   for now i would suggest these things to be followed by you
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. include a lot of green leafy vegetables in diet
Doctor :   2. they are good in fibre and fruits too
User :   ok
Doctor :   this will help in softening the stools and reduce straining
Doctor :   more so due to straining , the hard stools may be the only cause for bleeding
Doctor :   hence this will solve the problem
Doctor :   also drink lots of water daily
Doctor :   preferably warm water in the mornings
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid spicy food and reduce stress
Doctor :   may i know if you exercise daily?
User :   no i dont
Doctor :   i suggest you to do some exercises daily
Doctor :   minimum of 30 mins
User :   ok
Doctor :   lack of physical activity with long time sitting in front of pc/work will cause piles and constipation
Doctor :   hence i suggest regularly exercise
User :   ok
Doctor :   also I suggest if this continues you may have to see a surgeon
User :   ok
Doctor :   for an examination and get some routine blood and urine tests too
User :   ok i have to consult a Dr now
Doctor :   life style modification and diet changes will be beneficial at primary level of control
Doctor :   yes , if the bleeding continues and even after following this , constipation remains , you may seek a doctor consultation
User :   ok
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me ?
User :   no thanx doctor ...u explained a lot ...i will follow this bye take care
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   have a good day
Doctor :   bye for now
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