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I have this problem I need a female doctor and please don't

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I have this problem I need a female doctor and please don't pose as a woman.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am having loose stools recently and sometimes when I pass gas out comes some "looseness" of stool. I eat veggies and not much meat but I like rare beef. I sometimes eat raw eggs cause I like the yolk which is tasty. I love veggies and salads. I am just a little over 100 lbs so not overweight nor under. I get my exercise from doing things around the house. I am also on psychotropic meds. I don't take vitamins. I occasionally eat fish. I am not an overeater. I do not indulge in sweets. I am worried about this problem because it is an inconvenience.
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, I am Dr.Customerand definitely female (

How old are you? How long diid you have the problem now? Does it only happen with loose stools or with normal as well?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am 56 years old and I have had this problem on and off for three to four years now since 2013. I can have two to three days without stools and then have either hard stools or normal stools and then rest of day loose stools. At times when gas comes out, there is a little loose stool with it. I eat mostly veggies and little meat but I like meat and I prefer to eat beef rare to med rare. I admit to eating raw egg yolks at times.
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.

Did you have an examination already? Even loose stools shouldn't come out with gas.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I finally called a local MD who did a colonoscopy on my husband (the routine one he keeps getting since he is over 50). I am scheduled for a consult with him next Thursday. It won't be a prep for exam yet or the exam itself but I guess it will be "the consult".
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.

That's good news. You will need a colonoscopy and an anal inspection. Maybe there are only hemorrhoids that cause this issue. Sometimes it is a sphincter insufficiency, which you can train to get better. Only in rare cases it is something very serious like a tumor. But it should be excluded, though.

I wish you the very best!