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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Sir I am having pain during excrition stools from past year. On an off the pain use to come and then it would subside. From past few days the pain has become unbearable. Is there any natural cure for this
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   are stools hard in consistency?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there mucus or blood associated with passage of stools?
User :   no blood
User :   or mucus
User :   there is lot pain
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, height , weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any
User :   age 36, 5'6",Male,77 Kg
User :   I am generally healthy
Doctor :   is there heartburn (burning sensation in chest), upper stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting, associated?
Doctor :   is there fever associated?
User :   no
User :   During excrition, some vessel peeps out
Doctor :   have you got this present symptom checked by your doctor? have you undergone any examination and treatment since this 1 year?
Doctor :   during the passing of stools do you feel any skin tag at opening of anus?
User :   I planned to get it chedked, but as the problem subsides after a few weeks I kept postponing it
User :   yes can fell it
Doctor :   is there any skin growth like thing present near anal opening?
User :   yes I can feel it during the excretion
Doctor :   ok. then I would suggest you not to postpone your examination. your symptoms are suggestive of hemorrhoids. you will require a thorough examination to see if they are external or internal.
Doctor :   if they are very much bothersome, surgery would be needed to solve your problem, if the medical management does not help you.
User :   whom should I cusult
Doctor :   you will need to consult a gastroenterologist for this
User :   what about the diet changes, whould that help
Doctor :   yes ofcourse you will need to go ahead with diet changes.
Doctor :   drink plenty of water about 10-12 glasses per day.
User :   can you please sugeest some course
Doctor :   with 2 glasses of warm water before going to bed
Doctor :   have more of high fiber foods like green leafy vegetables, vegetables with high fiber content
Doctor :   have 3 fruit servings per day
Doctor :   for a detailed discussion consult a dietitian/nutritionist.
User :   ok,
User :   would the surgery be expensive?
Doctor :   avoid igh carbohydrate diet like rice, potatoes
Doctor :   no , it will be a small surgery, it can be done on day care basis
Doctor :   with no proplonged hospital stay
Doctor :   *prolonged
User :   ok
Doctor :   surgery is only required when medical management fails to give relief or if there is already some complication present
User :   ok so the descition will be based only after examination
Doctor :   yes. decision will be based on examination findings and your response to treatment
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes i have uderstood all that you have said
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   is there anything that you can tell me about piles
User :   that would help me communicate with the doctor
Doctor :   piles is one of common problems people face due to change in lifestyle and unhealthy food habits
Doctor :   you just need to discuss all your symptoms with teh doctor
Doctor :   it will give an idea to him about what you are speaking
Doctor :   and to proceed with treatment and suggestions
User :   ok
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