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Sharp abdominal pain, severe constipation, blood in stools, haemorrhoids, treatment

Hi I m hoping someone on here can help me seeing as my insurance won t kick in until October of this year... I will be 20 yrs in June (female) and I m having a sharp pain in my left lower abdomen I was sure it was constipation because it started when I was pregnant I had my daughter in September. The pain not always there but it s most of the time... Not unbearable but very uncomfortable. I also had a minor case of hydroids after birth and the consitpation has not ended even after changing my diet to high fiber and taking Metamucil ... And every once in a while I have quite a bit of bright of blood in the toilet when using the bathroom sometimes its just one day some times it will last a week or to (sometimes there is blood in my pebble like poop as well) .. I m seriously getting concerned sense this is month 11 of the pain ... If anyone can give me any advice or help or symptom based diagnosis I d really appreciate it,.... Thank you
Asked On : Sat, 12 May 2012
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Yes, your pain in lower abdomen could be due to chronic constipation, but there could be other issues as well such as a urinary tract stone or infection, neither of which should be ignored till insurance takes effect. Do get checked up by a physician who will examine for the site of pain and its nature. You will probably benefit from getting a few basic tests like US scan, a complete urine examination.
A diet of high fibre is good, but if you continue to bleed per rectum, an examination by a surgeon / physician is advisable to ensure a more serious issue is not missed. We have found Isapgol husk to be useful when diluted with water and taken at bedtime. I think it is available as an over-the-counter drug in most pharmacies. Lactulose syrup about 20-30ml ( one ounce) at bedtime will also be of help. Plenty of water intake at bedtime and in the mornings soon after waking up will also be of help. maintain regular food timings.
Do get back if you continue to experience trouble.
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