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After I went to the toilet and had a hard time with a bowel

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after I went to the toilet and had a hard time with a bowel movement I strained. there was blood in the toilet.after three days of having the runs i thought that's what it was. I feel fine but am afraid to eat.
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: good
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have IBS could this be a complecation?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 10 months ago.


Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Have you noticed any lump or swelling around anal region?

Do you suffer from constipation?

Did you pass heavy blood?

Do you suffer from abdomen cramps?

Any other health or medical problems ?

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 10 months ago.


Thanks for staying online.

I am posting my answer.

Well, Continually straining to pass stools can cause pain, discomfort and rectal bleeding. Such bleeding could also be from a small tear around the anus.

As such IBS itself would not cause blood with stool.

But if you repeatedly suffer from constipation, then it can put pressure around anal region and may lead to rectal bleeding.

You can treat it with healthy and balanced diet along with medications.
You need to take Psyllium, it is a natural vegetable fiber.
Sometime milk products worsen the condition, if you have any symptoms from them, then avoid it.
Also stress aggravate it, so practice yoga and meditation. Also you need to go for breathing exercises, for relaxation. Avoid anxiety and stress.

You should avoid processed foods. These may contain 'resistant starch' which is difficult for your body to digest.You should Cut down on foods rich in insoluble fiber, such as wholemeal bread, wholegrain rice and cereals containing bran.You should avoid foods such as beans, cabbage, or uncooked cauliflower or broccoli.

Also Getting regular, vigorous exercises, will make bowel movements regular.

Proper dietary control should be done.Best bet it - get your diet schedule managed from dietitian.

I suggest you to consult your doctor, discuss this issue and get appropriate management.

Hope this helped

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