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Hard stool --> Constipation --> Anal fissure ---> now what?

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  • Posted By: Python49
  • May 22, 2011
  • 00:26 AM

As the title suggests, the other day I was constipated and could not for the life of me get the stool to pass but it was not painful. It would just be sort of stuck and not get anywhere so after a few hours on the toilet I guess I got impatient and tried to push a bit harder to get it out which caused me to strain before giving up and still not getting it out. So I bought some laxatives and stool softener to wait 2 hours or so before trying again. When I went to try again, the stool was soft enough to pass but the problem was just that it was so painful that I had to stop very early on, pretty sure the straining I did caused an anal fissure, where now, even though it's soft, it hurts too much to continue.

So now here I am, needing to have a bowel movement very badly but unable to do so because of the pain associated with it. What to do in this situation? Do you just go through with it anyway to get it out? I took preparation H about 5 hours ago but I can still feel the pain every 30mins or so when my bowel movement starts wanting its way out and I have to hold it back in. I assume if I can feel the pain even without pushing then it's a sign that actually pushing will once again be super painful.

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