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Question: 6-7 loose stools a day


 needadvice - Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:27 am

Urgent need to pass stool then 5-10 minutes later it happens again. stool is always loose/redish and often a great amount of strain with little result, also get a stinging sensation while trying to pass stool at times.

thanks for your time,
much appreciated.
 Kirsty_Oz - Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:50 am

any disruption outside what you would consider for yourself to be regualr bowel movement does require the attention of a doctor.
the redish colour, does it resemble blood.

a change in bowel movements, especially a presence of blood does need to be investigated.
investigation can include stool samples, blood tests, internal investiagtions and endoscopy (normally a colonoscopy)
 needadvice - Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:15 am

Thankyou for your help Kirsty :)

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