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Hello, I went to the doctors the other day as I thought

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Hello,

I went to the doctors the other day as I thought I had a urine infection (had one before) as I was getting abdominal pain, lower back pain and fever. They did no examination apart from a urine test which did not show anything. They prescribed me with a 5 day antibiotics course which I have now finished.

I do not think it is a urine infection now as I have lots of other problems as well. I have been constipated for several days and now have a small very soft lump near my anus. I am also urinating a lot more. I have never been constipated before.

I did try a suppository laxative which worked for 1 day but there was bloody mucus also present in the diarrhea that came out.

David
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

how high was your fever?

Dr. David :

a lump near the anus could be hemorrhoids.

Dr. David :

constipation can happen at any time in your life

Dr. David :

usually it is due to your diet and fiber intake and water intake as well.

Customer:

I am not sure how high the fever is but I am sweating a lot with it

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

you need to get a thermometer so you can take your own temperature.

Dr. David :

you could have a low grade fever,

Dr. David :

sometimes viral infections can cause low grade fevers.

Dr. David :

thyroid or other hormone imbalance can cause fevers and sweats as well.

Dr. David :

hello?

Customer:

sorry still here

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions?

Dr. David :

is this chat helping?

Customer:

well, I don't really know what to do?

Customer:

how should I deal with this?

Dr. David :

I would treat the constipation and get your bowels better

Dr. David :

make sure to drink plenty of water

Dr. David :

buy a thermometer to take your temperature.

Dr. David :

and keep a log of your temperature 2 times a day.

Dr. David :

if you continue to have symptoms, got back and see your doctor.

Customer:

what is best for the constipation treatment?

Dr. David :

there is no one best treatment for everyone.

Dr. David :

some people do well with taking stool softeners like colace.

Dr. David :

others do well with eating prunes daily

Dr. David :

others do well by adding extra fiber like metamucil fiber daily

Dr. David :

others need stronger laxatives like miralax or senokott or ducolax.

Dr. David :

so there are many treatment options.

Customer:

and this fever is probably caused by the constipation?

Dr. David :

usually constipation doesn't cause fever.

Dr. David :

I would not expect constipation to cause fever.

Dr. David :

usually infections cause fevers

Dr. David :

sometimes hormone imbalances like low testosterone or high thyroid hormones can cause hot flashes.

Customer:

ok thankyou

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

Customer:

what should my temp be?

Dr. David :

if done for now, please leave positive feedback below the chat box

Customer:

when I test it

Dr. David :

in celcius should be 37

Customer:

ok thanks

Dr. David :

and between 36.12–37.5 °C

Dr. David :

don't forget to leave positive feedback below

Customer:

will do

Customer:

thanks

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