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Hi I am 26 year old male and was wondering if you might be

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Hi I am 26 year old male and was wondering if you might be able to help me with a problem/question when i go to the toilet for a poo most times it is ok but the odd once or twice when the poo comes out it can feel sharp and there be a little bit of blood when i wipe I was wondering why this is
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr Basu :

The most common explanation of occasional blood in the poo is the hemorrhoids inside the anal canal.

Dr Basu :

The hemorrhoids are formed from the swollen veins supplying the anal canal.

Dr Basu :

Due to the interrupted blood flow they can become swollen and start leaking blood.

Dr Basu :

THis is not a serious condition and can be treated easily.

Dr Basu :

Stool softeners like Metamucil should be taken daily to keep your stool soft and smooth.

Dr Basu :

you should avoid long sitting or weight lifting.

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

ok

Dr Basu :

And consider sitting in a warm water filled bathtub regularly to relax the anal muscles.

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

but what would have caused this to happen

Dr Basu :

We only get concerned when the bleeding is regular and worsening.

Dr Basu :

In that case you will require further evaluation.

Dr Basu :

Otherwise, this is not concerning.

Dr Basu :

Best wishes,

Dr Basu :

usually heavy lifting, long standing, straining for bowel movement increase the venous pressure

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

no its not all the time is once in a while

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

what could it be treated with

Dr Basu :

yes that is why this is common nothing bad

Dr Basu :

usually a good bowel regimen --avoid any hard stool, warm water bath

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

but why should my po at times feel sharp

Dr Basu :

good diet, avoid smoking, alcohol

Dr Basu :

sharpness means it is hard at the margins

Dr Basu :

happens when less fiber in diet and less fluid intake

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

i dont smoke or , alcohol

Dr Basu :

that is good less problem

Dr Basu :

modify your activities

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

i dont drink much dureing

Dr Basu :

avoid long sitting, standing or heavy weight lifting frequent

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

the day

Dr Basu :

ok

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

how much do you recomend i drink in a single day

Dr Basu :

fluids about 1.5 to 2 liters a day

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

i drink no ware near that i have about 2-4 cups of coffe a day

Dr Basu :

ok coffee makes you dehydrated as well

Dr Basu :

so increase your fluid intake

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

is water best to drink

Dr Basu :

water, juice, gatorade

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

whats gatorade

Dr Basu :

sports drink

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

how would that help

Dr Basu :

you will see the difference

Dr Basu :

fluids make your stool soft.

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

ok is there anything else i need to try/change

Dr Basu :

only water does not have any electrolytes.

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

that might belp

Dr Basu :

high fiber diet

Dr Basu :

fresh fruits, vegetables

Dr Basu :

less fat in diet --no fried stuff

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

my diet is high carbohydrate

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

bread eggs noodles

Dr Basu :

switch with fruits, vegetables

Dr Basu :

they have more fibers

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

is drinking fruite and veg better

Dr Basu :

yes definitely

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

as i dont like eating fruie and veg

Dr Basu :

in that case, take Metamucil 2 tablespoon daily

Dr Basu :

Metamucil is available in any pharmacy

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

what does Metamucil do

Dr Basu :

it is a fiber supplement

Dr Basu :

fibers and fluid will make your stool soft

Dr Basu :

you will never have any problem

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

ok ill look in to it

Dr Basu :

sure

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

is it a liquid

Dr Basu :

powder

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

by the way i am from the UK

Dr Basu :

also available in tablets

Dr Basu :

i know

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

is this ok then

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Metamucil-Fibre-Supplement-300-Capsules/dp/B000I62YR8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1412190326&sr=8-4&keywords=Metamucil

Dr Basu :

yes perfect

JACUSTOMER-mq1ukk5s- :

ok thank you for your helpfull help

Dr Basu :

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