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A 57-year-old female asked:

Ive had constipation and hemorrhoids for years now.2 days ago i had a an incident of really bad constipation&couldnt pass stool, seemed to be blockd.when i finally did&stool was very hard,2day have blood and mucus instead of poo.scared,is it normal?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Severe constipation: Above symptoms should be further investigated with your primary care physician and the need for further tests such as colonoscopy questioned in this context. Proper hydration, proper diet and physical exercise along with daily stool softeners are also recommended.
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