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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have dark green feces (chunks of red and poss. specks of blood), trouble excreting soft stool, painless swollen area near anus, and cramps. answers?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Swollen anus w/cramp: May be proctitis: inflammation of the lower rectal area due to inflammatory bowel disease ,gluten sensitivity, sexually transmitted diseases, trauma. Keep stool soft w/drinking fluids 2.5-3.5 liters /day water /gatorade/ juices( not pure water, f/u w doc /urgent care http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/proctitis/basics/definition/con-20027855
Last updated Jul 24, 2015

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