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Strong pain in the rectum and blood in the stools. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hello
User :   I have kind of an embarrassing question
User :   A couple times a month i wake up with a really strong pain in my rectum and the other night was the worst i have ever had. I cant go back to sleep i cant lay down i cant stand the only thing that helps is a warm shower.
Doctor :   Pl proceed
User :   The pain happens during the day a couple times a day but is not as bad its something i can handle. Is it something that could be serious???
Doctor :   How long you have this pain?
User :   Its been going on actually for a few years and i have just been to embarassed to ask my doctor but the other night i almost woke my girlfriend up to take me to the hospital.
Doctor :   How is the pain?
Doctor :   charecter of it
User :   Very strong to where it feels like all the areas around it go numb or the pain is so strong i cant focus to feel anything. it sort of feels like getting hit with a sledge hammer but the pain stays constant it dosnt ease out.
Doctor :   Do you have pain during stools also
User :   on a rare occassion but most of the time its hard to explain like its kind of numbish and i have an occasional problem to tell if i am done.
Doctor :   Where do you mean by the rectum pain
Doctor :   its near the anus
Doctor :   or in the lower part of rt side abd
Doctor :   are yu there
User :   yes
User :   its in the anus
Doctor :   Do you see blood in the stools or the mucus
User :   blood but only occasioinally
Doctor :   how many times a month
Doctor :   and does the blood mix with the stool or frank blood?
User :   it mixes and about 4-6 times
Doctor :   do you have fever vomiting and also pain in the abdomen during those times
Doctor :   or any of them?
User :   abdomen pain never a feeling of vomiting
Doctor :   only during thsoe times rt?
User :   correct
Doctor :   when you see the blood
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did it increase in these recent times? what is the frequency earlier
Doctor :   What is the consistency of the stools that yu pass?
User :   the frequency earlier was close to the same but more just once a month but the pain is getting really bad
User :   its not always the same it changes a lot
Doctor :   Do you have alternating diarrhoea and constipation or that sort?
User :   yes
Doctor :   What did the doc at the emergency say
User :   i never went i almost woke her up to go but i just took a warm shower and it helped. just to embarrassed to say anything
Doctor :   Ok do you have any family history of such kind
User :   not that i know of
Doctor :   what is your age?
User :   21
Doctor :   I really suspect something that should be worried about
User :   so def get it checked out?
Doctor :   I better say that you need to see a family practitoner
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Nothing to be embarrassed about when it comes to the quality of lfe
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