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I have had dirrora for the last 5days, I did have slight blood

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I have had dirrora for the last 5days, I did have slight blood in my poop but that has gone, it was yellow in colour and it was waterty. I have a lot of trapped air and acid .

I did go to the doctors but she said don't give antibiotics and I give them a poop sample.

I need this to go ASAP as I'm goin on holiday next week

Please help
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello

I am Doctor Thomas, double board certified US doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine. I will start by asking you a question or by giving you an answer based on your information provided so far. I will be here to follow up with any further questions or concerns you might have.

Call the doctors and see if the tests revealed anything.
Blood usually means a more severe infection or parasites.
If this is not the case, it was probably from hemorrhoids. Especially if you are getting better.

The best all around over the counter drug for this is peptobismal.

It will turn your stool black.

Talk to your doctors about taking this, and about what showed up on your testing, if anything.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I will be ok won't i ? I only went to the doctors yesterday.

I'm i doing right with my diet ?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Cooked apples can help with diarrhea.
Eat broths, cooked vegetarian, avoid wheat.

If there is nothing on lab testing you should be fine.

I think the pepto will help.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
My doctor said if the stool sample dose come back with something that they don't give antibiotics for it .
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Not exactly true.
If a parasite, you would get a drug specific to that.
If c difficile, you would get flagyl.

Most other infections you would not get a drug.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I go on holiday next week and my doctors won't get the results back until next week . So don't know what to do. My poop was smelly dose that mean anything ?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
No it does not.

You can tell them you are starting pepto bismal.
I have seen this clear up all types of diarrhea.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So do you think I will be ok to still go on holiday ?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
I have no way of assuring you of that.
My guess, from what you said, is yes.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Right ok , how would I know if it was something seuious?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
It would be getting worse, not better.
More diarrhea, more pain, more blood.
That does not sound to be the case.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Right ok , could the doctor tell me if it was something serious by listening to my tummy ?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Just as I have, they can make an educated guess, but the labs confirm.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I'm just scared, I know it must sound silly . My doctor think it is something I have eaten .
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Then I would not worry; that gets better.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Also since I have had all this dirrora my bum hole feels swollen ?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
You can sit in a hot bath every couple of hours for 20 minutes.



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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Why has it gone like that ?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Sorry that is just something that happens in this type of situation..it is from irritation.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Just to let you know I have taken an Imodium today was that the right thing to do ?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
It is OK
But I would hold off on any other doses.
And talk with your doctors.
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