I typically have very hard stools, hard enough that I
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I would suggest you to take lactose syrup 15 to 30 ml once daily before going to bed. It is a laxative as well as stool softener and is very safe to use.
Along with it take isaphghul husk psyllium husk 10 gram three times a day. Its a bulk forming natural laxative. It absorbs water from intestine and allow easy passage of stools through rectum.Its very good for you as your stools are hard.
In case of lactose does not help take polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution. Its a osmotic laxative as well as stool softener and would help you.
You can also use lactilol monohydrate crystals.15 gram twice daily. It's also a laxative as well as stool softener.
Take them and you would feel much better in few days.
All the above mentioned drugs are over the counter.
Follow ups are welcome,
Hope you would get relief soon,