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Bleeding from my anus, Not seen a doctor periodically but

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Bleeding from my anus
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Not seen a doctor periodically but thiamine omeprazole and ferrose feosphate
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I'm alcohol dependent working with the alcohol team to give up but have to drink a certain amount of alcohol each day to stop me from fitting

Dear Customer: Greetings, this is Dr. Basu, experienced Medical Specialist and former attending physician of Harvard Medical School. I am board-certified with many years of experience. I did review your inquiry and I am hoping to give you at least some high-quality guidance here.

Please give me some time to review your concerns. Please be patient with me as I am on and off the computer so responses can be delayed at times, but I will be glad to help.

How long you have been experiencing the bleeding?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
2 days

Do you have hard stool problem? constipation?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
No runny like water

Do you have any stomach pain?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.

Any fever?

foul stool smell?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.

How many times you are having bowel movements in a day?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
8- 10 times a day

Thanks for clarification.

Can be severe viral infection --gastroenteritis.

This can cause irritation of the internal hemorrhoids causing bleeding.

You can try Pepto bismol liquid 30 ml every 6 hours and Loperamide ( Imodium) tablet 2 at a time every 6 hours to stop the symptoms.

Please drink liquids only, Gatorade, soup for example.

Also take a probiotic ( lactobacilli, bifidobacterium) daily to restore intestinal microbial balance.

Culturelle 30 Counts ( Culturelle digestive health) daily should be fine.

Please consider taking Simethicone ( GasX) strips before each meal and activated charcoal tablets to reduce gas formation.

If no improvement in 72 hours, then this can be due to bacterial or parasitic infection like E coli, Salmonella, Giardia, Amoeba etc.

You should get stool tests from a local doctor.

Then antibiotic course --ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice daily and Metronidazole 500 mg 3 times daily for a week will help.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thanks do they contain penicillin as I'm allergic to that

No they do not-- no worries.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Ok thank you very much

Best wishes

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