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Blood in stools, suggested in take of fibre and visit a general surgeon - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   gm..
Doctor :   please proceed with the query
User :   i am 23 yr old woman. from last tuesday i noticed blood while passing stool
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many times have you noticed it
User :   i consulted a doctor too who suggested to take fibre supplement
User :   thrice i noticed
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how is it now/
Doctor :   have you started fibre diet ?
User :   i took that fibre supplement only once..
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i started to take vegetables and some fibre rich foods
Doctor :   why are you not taking it daily
User :   ppl here told me like those fibre supplements are given only to elderly persons...
User :   and if u take it... u ll get addicted to it...
Doctor :   who told you this ?
Doctor :   and which doctor had you visited
User :   which doctor means?
Doctor :   i meant did you visit a specialist ?
User :   no..
Doctor :   did the doctor examine you ?
User :   no..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   taking fibres at young age is not at all harmful
Doctor :   or an addiction
Doctor :   it is a wrong information that someone has shared it to you
Doctor :   it is harmless
Doctor :   more so if there is a low fibre diet
Doctor :   the intestines do not work well
Doctor :   this cause constipation , indigestion and other problems
Doctor :   hard stools will irritate the mucosa when you pass stool and hence there is the bleeding in stools
User :   but this the first time i am facing such problem
Doctor :   i would suggest you include natural fibre
Doctor :   it is in all green leafy vegetables , cereals and fruits
Doctor :   have them daily in good quantities
Doctor :   it will surely help
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the blood ins tools does not stop
Doctor :   you may have to see a General Surgeon for an examination
Doctor :   and work up
User :   ok
Doctor :   some routine blood and urine tests may be needed
User :   is it a serious problem?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it can just be due to hard stools
Doctor :   or piles
Doctor :   do not worry
Doctor :   get n examination done
User :   ok.
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yea
Doctor :   did i answer your questions ?
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me to help you with ?
User :   thank you
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   have a good day
Doctor :   take care
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