A 19-year-old female asked:

My stool has been extremely hard lately and everytime i poo there is bright red blood how can i fix this?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Constipation: Hi, you need to fix your constipation by increasing your fiber intake, drinking more water, be more active and also eat food high in magnesium, also Iron pill could make you constipated, you can take Senna or Colace (docusate sodium) while on Iron pill.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Agree w Dr. Hashemi. Med check up is also encouraged.
Aug 5, 2014
Last updated Aug 20, 2015


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