What causes pain while passing stool? - Online Doctor Chats
Hi Doctor, two weeks ago I had a hard time passing stool. I ate some pizza and usually I will take a lactose tablet because of the heavy cheese. I didn't and therefore the next day I had a hard time passing a stool to the point it felt like something was blocking it. I thought it caused me to have hemorrhoids but now it appears to hurt inside when I try to pass stool. It even hurts when I cough and I am feeling chilled.
I have my son on the phone, he is in Nashville, TN. He is the one experiencing the problem.
it appears like you had a tear inside
Why does it hurt when I cough
Because laughing or coughing increases the pressure inside the tummy
that movement causes pain
What should he do?
He said it feels like something is blocking him inside now when he tries to go to the bathroom.
He is in Nashville, do you recommend someone there. He is near Vanderbuilt hospital.
Yes, that can happen too because of the tear
we call that a fissure in ano
Probably your son has this fissure in ano
this needs to be confirmed by examination
Once confirmed there are different ways of dealing with the problem
Do you recommend he go to the emergency room versus trying to schedule an appointment. I am concerned as is mother because both of his grandmothers died of colon cancer and my father of pancreatic cancer.
The most important thing to remember is to always take the lactase tablet
He can go to the ER if the pain is severe
if he can schedule an appointment within the next 2 days then he can wait
but it is not advisable to wait any longer
because without proper care the fissure will deepen and will cause many more problems
He has been in pain for two weeks and thought it was just hemorrhoids until now it hurts to cough or laugh and he is feeling chilled
Since it has already been 2 weeks, I think it is best to go to an ER
because scheduling an appointment may take time
I am telling him to go right now. Thank you very much.
Is there anything else I can help you with?
Thanks for consulting me here
have a good day ahead
You too, thank you so much.
You are most welcome
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