3 years

Bleeding stool and abdomen pain

I’m a man 33 yo, going to clinic because headache and high blood pressure…the doctorr prescribe ponstant for the the 14 day monitoring blood pressure. I just taking the ponstant for the 1st day, then got lower abdomen paint and bleeding stool ( bright red ) for two day, then, it got normal, yesterday, 1 take another dose of ponstant as got headache blood pressure a bit high and today, the lower abdoment pain and bleeding happening again. Is it dangerous or just some side effect?

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We sincerely understand your concern about your current discomfort. Generally, these symptoms can be caused by:

  • Constipation
  • Anal fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal polyps
  • Hematochezia due to certain disease
  • Drugs side effects
  • and other related gastrointestinal abnormalities

For your information Ponstant is a type of drug called Mefenamic Acid, notably to be used (via doctor’s prescription) for

  • Dental pain
  • Headache
  • Mild to moderate pain,
  • Musculoskeletal and joint disorders,
  • Menstrual disorder,
  • and other condition as per the prerogative of a visiting doctor

Nonetheless, I would advise you to return to your doctor immediately to report your current well being and a possible adverse effect from therapy. For the time being, you may try to reduce the severity by:

  • Avoid taking anymore mefenamic acid
  • Increase fibre in your diet
  • Drink a lot of water throughout the day
  • Treat any coughing condition
  • Avoid heavy lifting
  • Avoid sitting or crouching for too long
  • Avoid scratching your anus
  • Using a sitz bath

Get to know further by having professional advice on your diet and digestive health.

For more information on your health condition, or to determine which types of therapy best suited for your situation, a more detailed assessment should be done beforehand. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to talk online with our certified doctors. Thank you


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