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small amount of bloody mucus; constipated tonight, passed hard stools. had colonoscopy 3 wks ago & was normal. have ibs-c. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Be aware: 24y female has IBS-c, normal recent colonoscopy & currently "hard stools" with single episode of "bloody mucous"; probably from mechanical injury to rectal mucosa. Report to doctor if blood is recurrent or generous. Pharmacologics are available from doctors for IBS-c, which is a functional problem. See comments:
Answered on May 4, 2016
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
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Cold-prepared Cannabis glycerine tinctures have anxiolytic, soporific & appetite stimulating medicinal properties; absent psychoactive effect, including counteracting parasympathetic overdrive/stimulation of bladder & bowel smooth muscle & evacuation. Cannabis sativa, not indica, for this disorder. Sativa is parasympathetic lytic. Indica quiets sympathetic overdrive.
Oct 8, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
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Patients should use Cannabis only under the supervision of a Cannabis Medical Consultant, and only in states where Cannabis is legal.
Oct 8, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Provided original answer
Several of my patients with IBS use Cannabis to control their symptoms & report that Cannabis sativa is most therapeutic for IBS-d. Cannabis indica reported, by my patients, to benefit IBS-c. This comports with my theory that Cannabis sativa has sympathetic & Cannabis indica has parasympathetic medicinal effects; via physiological stimulation of these autonomic neural systems.
Oct 8, 2015

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