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Dr. Arun Phophalia, Urologist
Category: Urology
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Experience:  MBBS MS (Surgery) Vast experience and routinely perform all urology procedures including endoscopy.
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For some months now my bowel movements have changed. My

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Hello. For some months now my bowel movements have changed.
JA: Any pain or burning sensation while urinating? What color is your urine?
Customer: My stools vary between firm & liquid & can be upto 8 times a day.
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No problems generally I take blood pressure tablets & Blood thinning tablets

What are your age and gender?

What are the investigations and treatments done?

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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I am 79 Male I had a clean Bowel Cancer test Feb 2015

I can do audio what's app call or facetime (internet telephone) only.

Do you have these apps or can download what's app (takes two minutes).

We can stay here on the chat platform also.

The phone money would be refunded if we cannot talk.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I am happy to wait for a phone call at your convenience.

The commonest cause for your symptoms is diverticulosis. But there is no harm in screening for colon cancer. You would need the following;

1) A stool test for occult blood and fecal immunochemical test (FIT)

2) CT scan of the abdomen

3) Colonoscopy.

These will diagnose the cause and rule out cancer.

You may try this meanwhile;

1) Plenty of liquids.

2) Probiotics.

This is the link for diverticulosis diet;

https://www.gicare.com/gi-health-resources/diverticulosis-diet/

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
how do I organise the Stool test & Colonoscopy I cannot have a CT scan I have steel in my eye. Thanks

Your GP can refer you to a gastroenterologist for these investigations.

The CT scan be ordered by the GP also.

Steel in the eye prohibits MRI. A CT scan can be done.

If you download what's app, I can phone you.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I cannot do what's app but you have kindly given me a way forward, I will go down the GP Route. Thank You.

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

Thank you.

The call charges would be refunded back to you.

Stay blessed.