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It is Saturday morning and 32-year-old Ashwin Lali asks to see pharmacist Matthew Whittle in private. In the consultation room Ashwin tells Matthew that he believes he has an anal fissure after checking his symptoms on the NHS Choices website. Ashwin tells him he has been suffering from constipation for a number of weeks after taking painkillers for an injured shoulder.
"They made me feel quite queasy," Ashwin explains. "I was off my food and I wasn't getting much exercise because of the pain. The result was I got quite constipated and that's when what I thought