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Bowel movement is painful and hard. Have not had bowel movement for a week. Cure?

I know its gross but my poop is really hard i dont push because its so painful. I had costipation problems when i was 15 i used to not go for 3 weeks at a time but it wud get really hard & id be in pain when i went. but im 22 now & normally im fine. But i do have to wait now till i havent got a choice but to go to the toilet. I havent been for a poo for a week The problem being its hard im scared & feel like im going to be sick.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

You are having constipation and symptoms of fissure in ano.

Drink plenty of fluids, eat high fiber diet and take stool softeners and fiber supplements. Sitz bath, topical lignocaine and diltiazem would provide relief from pain.
If the symptoms of fissure is persistent or recurrent, then you may require surgical treatment.

I hope that answers your question.
Dr.Ratnakar Kini
Answered: Wed, 31 Jul 2013
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