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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have a lump on my anus, I discovered it tonight, while i was in the shower cleaning my anus area. This past week, Ive had diarea and even one night had stringy poo. It was kinda nasty. Can you help me figure out whats wrong with me? im abit worried. im 25 years of age male. Athletic
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   ahh good doctor
User :   okay, im abit concerned
User :   i hope its nothing. But, your the doc so
Doctor :  
Let me read it so that I can help you
Doctor :  
Give me a minute
User :   im asking you to make sure all is well
Doctor :   May I ask you few questions?
User :   please do
Doctor :  

Do you see blood in the stool?
User :   I havent honestly payed any attention to it
User :   I don't think so
Doctor :  
Do you have pain in the anus or near the anus?
User :   i normally use the restroom then wipe up and flush
User :   I have had zero pain
User :   well
User :   when, i wiped i had pain
User :   like as if it was rubbed raw
User :   from like a rash
User :   I don't have any pain per se right now from the anus area either
User :   it just feel.....odd
User :   i feel the lump in that area
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
Do you have pain when you poo?
User :   Nah, I wouldent say ive experienced any form of pain pushing while ushing the restroom
User :   have you ever seen the tapeworm thing they showed on tv? the day i had stringy poo
User :   it looked nasty like as if it was something like that
User :   ive never seen poo come out in strings in my entire life
Doctor :  
How is your hunger, digestion?
User :   well, im a college student. I pretty much eat on the go. Mcdonalds-wendies...taco bell subway
User :   I typically eat on breaks during work
User :   Id say its about as normal as the next guy
Doctor :  
How large is the swelling?
User :   about the size of a pea
Doctor :  
Is the swelling or bump soft and smooth?
User :   bump white shaped
Doctor :  
Were you able to see it?
Doctor :  
Can you feel the smoothness or softness of it?
User :   it is typicaly smooth
User :   and round bump like
User :   i opened my cheeks
User :   and viewed the area
User :   and seen a small white round bump there
User :   when i feel it, it feel smooth small round bump thats soft
Doctor :  
What do you mean by cheeks?
User :   but feel like alot of preasure
User :   butt cheeks area
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Is it just near the anal passage? or away from it by few centimetres
User :   feels like its right on it
User :   like i got the whole area open
User :   but its either on the side of it
User :   possibly overlapping it
User :   very close to the anal passage
User :   very very close to it
Doctor :  
Do you scratch and have itching?
User :   no itching or scratching
Doctor :  
Do you have incomplete stools / hard stools / irregular stools?
User :   what is a stool?
Doctor :  
poo / motion
User :   up until this week
Doctor :  
How many times do you go to loo per week?
User :   its just been normal
User :   this week ive poo alot of times
Doctor :  
not this week
User :   seemed like anytime i ate
User :   Ahh, then no normally. I do not poo often
User :   and I don't strain when i poo
User :   I just typically push when i poo. It goes out like normal.
User :   only this week has it been irregular
Doctor :  
Ok, understood your history
Doctor :  
I opine that you have a external hemorrhoid ( piles)
Doctor :  
that is just starting
Doctor :  
It should be taken care of with
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some lifestyle modifications
User :   interesting.... What would you suggest doc?
User :   and im uncertain what a external hemorrhoid is
Doctor :  
Yeah, you seem to be having refined foods
Doctor :  
and that is the reason of irregular stools
Doctor :   Your eating habits say that you have less fibre of refined fibre foods
Doctor :  
which is causing your more problems
Doctor :  
May I know how many litres of water do you have per day?
User :   well, I work out. Lift weights
User :   i have a supplement called bigtime i take
User :   and it makes me thirsty and I drink about 3-4 bottle waters
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
That is fine then
User :   what type of foods would you recommend for me doc?
Doctor :   Irregular habits to the loo can worsen the problem
Doctor :  
You have to visit the loo daily in the morning after bed
Doctor :  
This should be a habit even though you have pressure or not
User :   so your saying i should poo before night and in the morning?
Doctor :  
or not
Doctor :  
No I say that you have to allot some time daily
Doctor :  
preferably early in the morning
Doctor :  
and sit to build pressure
Doctor :  
Drink 3 glasses of water before you visit loo
User :   alright, is there any medicine i should take for this?
User :   so fix my eating habbits and keep drinking water
Doctor :  
You do not need medicine right now since you do not have pain
Doctor :  
the swelling goes down as it is
User :   ahh okay
Doctor :  
But you have to take the help of a Dietitican
Doctor :  
which is very important
Doctor :  
to choose a high fibre diet
Doctor :  
Eat whole foods, vegetables and fruits
User :   will do
Doctor :  
atleast 3 servings per day
Doctor :  
You may wish to consult online here
Doctor :  
WWW.WWWW.WW User :   thank you doc
Doctor :  
who can provide you a diet plan to releive the constipation and the swelling near the anus
Doctor :  
Please feel free to follow up with me
Doctor :  
if you have more problems
User :   I will
Doctor :  
Pelase fill the feedback form
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :  
Bye for now
User :   bye
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