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Abdominal pain , blood in stools

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Hi, I'm 20 years old and have been experiencing abdominal pain, initially in the upper/middle areas (similar to being really hungry) but now has spread to the lower left (cramping). My diaphragm and stomach area is sore when put under pressure.

When on the toilet, I feel constipated, but the stools are small and soft, with a bit of mucus and yellowish in colour. When wiping there is a small amount of bright-red blood on the tissue. It also hurts a bit around the anus area, and when I'm finished, I don't really feel 'finished'.

Wasn't sure if this was really serious, because I am still quite young.

(I am having my menstrual cycle, but the pain isnt the normal cramping and my periods have been irregular since they started when I was 13)

- no fever or nausea
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replied April 28th, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From the description it seems that chronic constipation might have caused either hemorrhoids or anal fissures.

You might benefit by consulting a doctor for a examination and proper treatment.

In the mean time use of preparation H ointment might be of help.

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