Blood in stool
I have blood in stool.It is red and I am feeling a lump in my anus.It is neither itching nor painful as in the case of piles.Stool size is very small.Is it piles or any other case.I am in college and having my exams till 19th.I am bit nervous what to do?
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Take these steps to avoid constipation and make it easier to go. That can stop many hemorrhoids(piles) before they form. Bump up the fiber- It softens your stools and makes move it through your body more easily. You’ll find it in beans, whole-grain breads and cereals, and fresh fruits and veggies. You may also want to try a supplement if you can't get enough from foods. Add fiber slowly to help avoid gas and bloating. Drink lots of fluids-Stay well hydrated to keep stools soft so they're easier to pass. Water is the best choice. Drink plenty throughout the day. Prune juice is a natural laxative and can help you go. Be sure to exercise- Keep moving. Regularaerobic exercise, like brisk walking 20-30 minutes every day, can help keep you from getting stopped up. Think about stool softeners or laxatives- Like syp, cremaffin - 15ml at bed time, for a short time to make going to the bathroom easier. They may be prescription or over-the-counter. Follow good bathroom habits-Don't spend a lot of time on the throne. If you don't go after a few minutes, don't strain or wait to try to force something to happen. Try to get into a routine where you go at the same time every day. Don't hold it in- When you feel like you have to go, do it. Don't wait for a better time or place. Stool can back up. And that can lead to straining and more pressure. Go as soon as you can when you feel the urge. These treatments should help ease the discomfort that often comes with hemorrhoids. Take warm baths-Soak in a bathtub filled with a few inches of warm water for about 20 minutes at a time. Do it 2-3 times a day and after everybowel movement. Pat gently afterward to dry. Don't rub or wipe hard. There are also special "sitz baths" you can put directly on your toilet seat to make soaking easier. Use only hot water every time you go to toilet. Applying ointment like smuth ointment help to decrease piles. Even after these if there is bleeding then consult a general surgeon.
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