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change in fibre intake, fruits and veg, changing stools?

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im a 37 yo male, about 8 weeks ago i decided to start having fibre bran for breakfast and up my intake of fruit & veg. about 6 weeks ago i starting breaking wind much more but also i noticed a yellowy green mucus coming out of my anus, there was also a little blood in the first stool but i suspected this was the piles i had developed whilst straining as some of the stools were hard to pass. i done some research and thought i was eating too much fibre, i hadnt realised that the fibre bran was to be taken with cereal instead i was having a full bowl as main cereal, so that stopped about 2 weeks ago, however the situation hasnt changed, it disappeared for a couple of weeks but is back now. my stools have been either small long ribbon like or small balls compacted together. i feel bloated until i have a poo. im having to push my farts out too and so i feel like there is some kind of blockage there. im going to doctors next week but would like any suggestions what it could be? help!


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replied March 11th, 2012
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A32664
Welcome to e health forum.

The symptoms and description provided do not indicate you to have any severe medical condition.

It is probable that your symptoms of bloating could be due to ingestion of more air during swallowing food.

You can try probiotic supplements and medications like activated charcoal tablets (eg. Charcoal, Charcocaps), to help you reduce your discomfort and bloating sensations.

A impending consultation and physical examination, by your doctor, will certainly help in clearing any of your doubts.


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