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Blood in stool, no constipation, hemorrhoids? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   My husband is seeing some blood in his stool...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   this has been going on for about a week now..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   We are not sure what is the cause, or which doctor we have to consult
Doctor :   Ok
User :   there is no other pain as such
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can u please help us
Doctor :   Is there any other symptoms present along with blood in stools like constipaiton or any injury?
User :   1 sec.. i'll ask my husband to chat with you
Doctor :   Ok no problem.
User :   I am not having any constipation on pain
User :   or pain*
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   27
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   yes, occassionally...
Doctor :   Is the blood present in stools fresh blood or dark red colour blood?
User :   actually, i cant see blood in stool, but, when i wipe afterwards with tissue, there is blood trace...
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is the blood trace fresh red in colour or dark red colour?
User :   i think it is fresh blood only...
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Do you exert while defecating?
User :   no
Doctor :   OK
User :   these days, the stool is semi-solid...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you, I feel the symptoms are associated Piles.
User :   i feel itching also..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   As this is fresh blood and no pain is present it is most probably an Internal piles.
User :   ok...
User :   is this a serious problem?
Doctor :   In this condition due to injury inside the rectum of the person there are chances of presence of fresh blood.
Doctor :   No its not a serious problem but has to be diagnosed by complete physical examination.
Doctor :   You need to see a General Surgeon, who is going to examine you and start you on treatment.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures: Doctor :   1. Drink lots of water and fruit juices.
Doctor :   2. Consume lots of green leafy vegetables.
Doctor :   3. Avoid spicy and oily food.
Doctor :   4. Avoid consumption of alcohol and smoking.
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   The physical examination would include internal examination with proctoscope which is a instrument used to see inside the rectum.
Doctor :   As this is of short duration, I feel this would cure by itself by modifying your life style.
Doctor :   In chronic cases, if medical treatment fails then surgery can be opted.
User :   ok.. i will definitely do what you have suggested
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes..
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   Can you also suggest a doctor/hospital?
Doctor :   May I know your preferred location?
User :   In hyderabad, around ameerpet, banjara hills ...
Doctor :   I will ask my customer care executive to call you after this live chat regarding your request.
User :   ok Doctor, thanks a lot...
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   No doctor, nothing more
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   Thanks a lot for your help
User :   Bye.
Doctor :   Pleasure is mine.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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