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going to the toilet more often smelly poos pain in lower a

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going to the toilet more often smelly poos pain in lower abdomen
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

yes, I think you should visit your GP as well.

Dr. David :

you could have a bowel infection like clostridium difficile infection in your bowels

Dr. David :

or a bowel allergy like allergy to glutten or lactose allergy

Dr. David :

at age 63, you should be getting stool occult blood testing to check or blood in your stools

Dr. David :

as well as a colonoscopy as well at your age.

Dr. David :

have you had a colonoscopy before or your stools checked for blood?

Customer:

yes had stool check was fine

Dr. David :

that is good.

Dr. David :

but you could still have a bowel infection

Dr. David :

or irritable bowel syndrome or a bowel allergy.

Dr. David :

so you should see your doctor to find out why you are having pains in your lower abdomen

Dr. David :

are you having diarrhea at all?

Customer:

thank you

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Customer:

no

Dr. David :

that is good no diarrhea.

Dr. David :

do you have other questions?

Customer:

i never feel that my bowls are really empty

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

are you eating enough fiber in your diet?

Customer:

yes

Dr. David :

more fiber can help you bulk up your stools and make them form formed.

Dr. David :

also adding in yogurt and probiotics into your diet 2-3 times a day can help your bowel regularity as well.

Customer:

diet is fine eat healthy foods only had this problem last few nmonths

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

drinking more water can help

Dr. David :

and exercising can help your bowels work better as wel

Customer:

walk dog every day and drink water

Dr. David :

walking the dog is good,

Dr. David :

but you need to walk at a brisk pace and get your heart rate up above 110-130beats per minute for 20-40 minutes 3-5 times a week.

Dr. David :

most people don't do that when they walk their dog.

Dr. David :

walking for exercises gets your body into an aerobic workout state where your heart is beating faster and pumping more blood through your body and getting more blood to your bowels to help them work better.

Customer:

I dont think walking at a brisk pace at my age is going to solve problem

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

I'm just trying to help you as best as I can.

Dr. David :

can I help you with any other questions?

Customer:

I will go to my gp thanks anyway

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions

Customer:

cheers

Dr. David :

ask your doctor about getting a colonoscopy evaluation of your colon.

Dr. David :

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