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Rectal pain when pooping. Occasional bleeding w/ hard stool. High fiber diet. Certain points of pain. Feel like I always have to go. Problem for 2week?

Rectal pain when pooping. Occasional bleeding w/ hard stool. High fiber diet. Certain points of pain. Feel like I always have to go. Problem for 2week?

Constipation: You have to be seen by a gastroenterologist to get a full evaluation as to why you have constipation. That evaluation will include blood testing and likely a rectal examination. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Ischemic colitis improved w/ Pepto & low fiber diet Returned to normal routine and symptoms returned Pain, rectal bleeding etc. What is happening?

Ischemic colitis improved w/ Pepto & low fiber diet Returned to normal routine and symptoms returned Pain, rectal bleeding etc. What is happening?

Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. Specifically, ischemic colitis occurs when there is decreased blood flow to the gut, due either to vasospasm (seldom recurrent) or stenosis/occlusion (frequently recurrent). Don't ignore the possibility of recurrence here--since transmural ischemia or mesenteric ischemia can be very serious. Get to the hospital now for recheck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from ischemic colitis? 2 wks now, still pain, esp post-meals, rectal bleeding, very tired. On Pepto, low fiber diet.

How long does it take to recover from ischemic colitis? 2 wks now, still pain, esp post-meals, rectal bleeding, very tired. On Pepto, low fiber diet.

Ischenic colitis: Heals in 3 ways. 1.the colon dies and perforaates. 2.heals completely and is back to normal, 3, Scars down and becomes stenotic,
Follow up with your pcp possibly need repeat colonoscopy ...Read more

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I've lost 15pds in 12days. Hsve rectal bleeding in stool an tissue. Cramps sharp pain in stomach. Cant go with out fiber pills lax. Bloating vomiting?

I've lost 15pds in 12days. Hsve rectal bleeding in stool an tissue. Cramps sharp pain in stomach. Cant go with out fiber pills lax. Bloating vomiting?

See a doctor: Sounds like it is time to see a doctor to find out what may be wrong. Cannot tell in this forum what may be the problem without more history & information. May need to have some tests performed. ...Read more

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Could a high fiber diet cause constant gas?

Could a high fiber diet cause constant gas?

Perhaps: Any significant change in diet will alter gut flora which could produce excessive gas. ...Read more

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I've eaten a high fiber diet my whole life and now have Diverticulosis. I question the etiology of this disease. Does high fiber cause Diverticulosis?

I've eaten a high fiber diet my whole life and now have Diverticulosis. I question the etiology of this disease. Does high fiber cause Diverticulosis?

Holistic hoax: Anecdotal study based on African tribes who had a high fiber diet and were w/o diverticular disease. There have been no scientific double blind long term studies.
Since you now have diverticular disease suggest a low residue diet. Consult a gastroenterologist for help in management ...Read more

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Sharp rectal pain when pooping. Hurts a bit 10-15 mins after then good. Common blood. High fiber diet. 1-2 times a day. 1st turd hurts then not somuch?

Sharp rectal pain when pooping. Hurts a bit 10-15 mins after then good. Common blood. High fiber diet. 1-2 times a day. 1st turd hurts then not somuch?

Anal fissure: You appear to have an anal fissure. You should see a clinician to get an accurate diagnosis. That being said, an effective treatment for anal fissure is nifedipine ointment 0.2% applied every 12 hours, until your follow up visit in 4 weeks. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I read high fiber diet can cause constipation and potentially anal fissures + diverticulitis from passing large stools. I recently passed large stools after starting 30g per day fiber. Should I worry?

I read high fiber diet can cause constipation and potentially anal fissures + diverticulitis from passing large stools. I recently passed large stools after starting 30g per day fiber. Should I worry?

Fiber + fluid: In order to avoid hard stools after starting an increase in fiber intake, increase water intake as well. Chronic passage of large hard stools can produce anal fissures and hemorroids, but it is not uncommon to pass a larger soft stool when initiating a higher fiber diet. ...Read more

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When colon cancer reach a level that causes anemia blood in stool became visible or stool became dark or rectal bleeding has started am I right?

When colon cancer reach a level that causes anemia blood in stool became visible or stool became dark or rectal bleeding has started am I right?

Not necessarily: Slow bleeding from colon cancer can lead to anemia, without visible blood or black tarry stools. More often than not, anemia is the presenting symptom, especially for right sided colon cancers. ...Read more

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Can a high fiber diet protect against appendicitis?

Can a high fiber diet protect against appendicitis?

Not absolutely: Appendicitis happens when the inside becomes blocked. The specific cause of that blockage is not well understood. A diet high in fiber will make blockages from hard stool LESS likely, but can't get rid of the possibility. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a high fiber diet for those suffering from diverticulitus?

Anyone know what is a high fiber diet for those suffering from diverticulitus?

Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches on the colon that needs proper antibiotics and light low fiber diet during the infection. For non-infected diverticulosis, high fiber diet is recommended with fruits, vegetables, metamucil and plenty of water to drink (avoid junk food, white bread, white rice, pasta, greasy burgers & fries, etc.). ...Read more

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How does a high fiber diet compare to a regular but healthy diet?

How does a high fiber diet compare to a regular but healthy diet?

Same thing: A fiber-enriched diet is a healthy diet, as referenced to weight management, cholesterol management, and for GI health--e.g. 25grams daily of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and/or commercial fiber supplements. I'm curious... What's your definition of a "regular but healthy diet" without fiber? ...Read more

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Is a high fiber diet beneficial for weight loss?

Is a high fiber diet beneficial for weight loss?

Yes: To lose weight you need to get into negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. High fiber diet and exercise will help. ...Read more

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Which foods are the best for a high fiber diet & anemia?

Which foods are the best for a high fiber diet & anemia?

Fruits/vegetable: In general all fruils and vegetables have fiber. Egg/meat/ fish donot. Prune/dates/mango/pineapple are good on fiber. Plantain has iron and fiber (green banana). Depending on the type of anemia more specific fruits and veges can be picked up. Can see a dietitian or talk to pmd. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat for a high fiber diet & anemia?

Normal diet.: Fiber is not needed to prevent anemia. Most anemias are caused by iron deficiency, especially in young women. Iron rich foods are red meat, dark green leafy vegetables, raisins and liver. The other nturients needed are B12 (mainly animal products) and Folic Acid (vegetables, fruits, nuts, fortified cereals and grains). ...Read more

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Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Not related: However a healthy diet is recommended for patients with vascular disease. Ideal body weight, lower blood sugar, increased lean muscle are helpful in risk reduction for cardiovascular events. High fiber is the beginning of better diet. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Campbell
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Rectal Bleeding (Definition)

"Rectal bleeding" often denotes bright red blood per rectum that may originate from multiple causes involving the anal canal, rectum, ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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