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Cause of blood in stools - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   This is a little embarrassing. I don't believe it's a big issue, but I just want to check. For about 2 or 3 weeks, every now and again when I go to the bathroom and do number 2, I will see spots of bright red fresh blood on the stools. The stools themselves are of normal healthy color, you know.... brown... not dark, not terribly light like I drank too much milk, but have a couple areas of red blood. This happens when my stools scratch me inside my bum. If I don't feel any scratching, then no blood... Am I right to think it's nothing?
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
User :   Okay
Doctor :   Since when are you seeing blood in your stool?
User :   2 or 3 weeks now
Doctor :   OK.
Doctor :   Do you have any pain during passing stool?
User :   Yes, a little bit, but the pain is a scratching feeling
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Give me you age, gender, location, height and weight?
User :   26, female,XXX XXXXXXXX XXX, 5'2 140lbs
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any other associated symptoms other than pain?
User :   None.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you pass hard of soft stool?
User :   Pretty normal....
User :   Depending on the food I eat, hard or soft.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   This is not an everyday occurrence. It does happen, but not everyday
Doctor :   Pain while passing stool with blood could probably mean injury to anal canal.
Doctor :   It could be due to passing hard stool.
User :   Okay, so it's not a big deal
Doctor :   Take adequate amount of fiber in your diet.
User :   Okay, what else?
Doctor :   Take lots of water.
Doctor :   Avoid fried and sugar stuffs.
User :   Got it. So basically, my stool scratched me and I'm simply bleeding.... right?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   Thats what I thought.. I just wanted to make sure.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I think the first time, it grabbed some skin with it because There was a red jelly material on my tissue
User :   and thats when it hurt the most
Doctor :   But if it recurrent then, you have to take care.
User :   Well it's happened maybe 4 times
Doctor :   Follow what i have said.
User :   And each time, the blood has lessened
User :   Yeah, I will.
User :   Of course
Doctor :   Avoid constipating food.
User :   such as?
Doctor :   Above mentioned.
User :   no
User :   constipating foods
User :   which are they?
Doctor :   Fried food, fatty food.
User :   okay
User :   thank you
User :   have a good day
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