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What causes burning sensation during defecation?

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I have apparently eaten something that is causing light colored stools and a burning sensation after they come out. I've been eating a lot of pineapple lately could that be the cause?
Posted Mon, 11 Aug 2014 in Constipation
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 3 hours later
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Hello and welcome,

Diet especially if contaminated and in excess can affect bowel habits.
Please take plenty of water in case the stools become loose and diarrhea develops so keep yourself well hydrated.
you may use metrogyl topically or take an anti allergic like loratidine for the burning sensation.
give it a little time and symptoms should subside meaning don't start empiric antibiotics and other meds immediately.
get a stool R/E done to see for any pathological infestation, blood , pus, parasites or others
treatment would depend on the results of stool R/E.

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What is stool R/E?
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 1 hour later
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Hello and welcome,

Apologize for using medical jargon.

STOOL R/E MEANS Routine Examination of stool sample, including both macroscopic and microscopic examination for detecting ova , parasites and other abnormal features.

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