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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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User :   hi my name is XXXXXXXX and lately ive been having difficulties having a BM.. and ill have the urge to go but when i do very little comes out.. ill have white stuff mixed in with the stool. i tend to also have mild discomfort inside my anus.. which is wierd... ive noticed a little weight loss too.. what is going on??
Doctor :   Hi, XXX
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hi :)
Doctor :   give me some time time to read your post
User :   ok
Doctor :   May i know your age and weight ?
User :   im 19 and i weigh 160
Doctor :   Since when are having this problem ?
User :   its been about a good month so far
Doctor :   Have you tried any medication for the same?
User :   no sir
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   Did you ever notice blood in the stool ?
User :   no blood is ever in the stool
Doctor :   Is the white thing you pass is mucous ?
User :   it looks like it
Doctor :   Well if its so , first try syp Liquid Paraffin 10 ml every night after food
Doctor :   do it for more than a week
User :   ok, would the mucus in the stool cause weight loss though
Doctor :   if it doesn't subside , give your stool for test
Doctor :   Not particularly,
Doctor :   The mucous which produced may be from any wounded or inflamed site in the intestine
Doctor :   Or rarely it could be undigested fat which occurs in liver diseases,
Doctor :   but not lead to weight loss
User :   ohhhh ok maybe im just doing good on my diet :) but thanks cause was really worried
Doctor :   About how much of weight have you lost in how much time ?
User :   ive lost 15 lbs in the last two weeks!!
Doctor :   Not significant weight loss
Doctor :   Restrict yourself from consuming more fatty food
Doctor :   Increase protein intake
User :   thats good to know, and yes i will watch the fatty foods i eat, thanks so much cause i thought something was wrong with me
Doctor :   Don worry,
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with?
User :   thats about it sir :)
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me,
Doctor :   kindly provide your feedback
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