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Hi,

i am 23/m and suffering from constipation for months now...accompanied with head aches and mucus in stool which appears once a week on average...i dont get blood usually but yesterday...there was bright red blood...but very little. i did get blood in stool 2 years ago but it went away after taking antibiotics...entemizol ds or flagyl.

I have done antibiotics courses a number of times...and now they dont work usually...and make me very sick and weak. i am taking antibiotics again...but a different one: trychogin.....i think it will make me sick too...what should i do?
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replied February 24th, 2009
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You may have a case of Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation being a predominant form of bowel movements.
Stool covered with mucus is very characteristic for IBS.
The bright red blood indicates bleeding from lower sources of intestinal tract, like rectum or anus, and in your case it could be due to anal tear or fissure of anal wall lining or hemorrhoids (anal tear and hemorrhoids, both, are manifested because of constipation, straining and passing hard stools).
If you have all of these symptoms along with fever, it could be diverticulitis.
Mucus is, also, formed when there is an inflammation of the intestinal wall, but, then diarrhea, and not constipation is experienced.
Colon cancer must be always taken in consideration because of the vague symptoms it causes.

Personally, I think you are having IBS!
But, this must be evaluated by a gastrointestinal doctor!
And stop taking antibiotics, I don't see logic in that!

Best wishes!
Marija
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replied February 25th, 2009
hi, this time i am taking antibiotics of some other group( different chemical) is it possible that there might be some bacteria or infection...that became immune to previous antibiotics i took...and might workthis time?

if its IBS then Will a healthy diet cure IBS?

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replied February 25th, 2009
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I must add that diverticulitis in most of the cases is associated with diarrhea, but constipation can be present instead of diarrhea in some patients.
Fever is always present, and diverticulitis happens when diverticula get infected with bacteria or inflamed.
When there is only a presence of diverticula (pouches on the outside of the colon), the condition is known as diverticulosis and when present symptoms are abdominal pain in form of mild cramps, bloating and constipation.
Pay attention to what kind of food is aggravating your symptoms and eliminate them.
Basically, you should eat food rich in fiber (increase the daily intake of fibers gradually to avoid bloating).
Worsening of symptoms is usually related to stressful moments, so, antiaxiety agents are usual part of IBS treatment.

Why you were prescribed antibiotics?
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replied March 3rd, 2009
antibiotics
i was prescribed antibiotics because i was thought to have some infection in large intestine. Also, antibiotics are usually prescribed by everydoctor to someone with my symptoms i guess. i dont know.
The blood is still appearing on the wipe and yest i had diarrhea like symptoms. what should i do? I am also having some bloating and pain in different parts of my abdomen
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replied June 16th, 2009
Stop the antibiotics. Chop up a few cloves of garlic and mix into a 1.5 liter water bottle each day to kill the infection or mix the garlic into healthy food if you want to reduce the strong flavor of pure garlic. Eat yogurt from a health food store that has healthy bacteria added to it each day to make the digestive tract healthy again. Also shake up 1 tablespoon psyllium seed husks with a large glass of water each day and drink immediately to add fiber to the diet.
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replied September 4th, 2009
Proper diagnosis of gastrointestinal problems
My advice - get yourself checked by a gastrointestinal specialist, just to rule out anything nasty such as rectal cancer. Especially as there is blood, mucous and constipation. Take it from someone who was lucky enough to get properly checked, and caught a tumor early.
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replied January 1st, 2010
bright red blood in stool
i too am having a number of these issues. bright red blood, clear mucus escpecially with the gas, fowl smell, softer stools, diarrhea daily if not twice a day, but no pain, sometime s bloating feeling. i went to doctor and she did test that did find blood in stool and refered me to colon type doctor. i go monday.
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replied December 18th, 2010
gastro issues
goto an M.D. preferably a gasto doctor! it could be nothing but it could be serious. do not listen to clowns telling you to eat cloves and stop meds!!
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replied April 2nd, 2012
Allergy
Nightshade allergy can cause this kind of thing as well... but is not likely diagnosed by a doctor.. I had symptoms for 2 years without diagnoses and finally figured out what it was while surfing the internet
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