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Suggest treatment for rectal pain caused by constipation

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Posted on Thu, 5 May 2016
Question: I have been having mild constipation for about a week .One day normal stool the next very little or none. To day I took some prune juice. . Big mistake been passing a lot of gas with leakage of loose facial mater .This has made my rectum very sore..What can i do to stop this. I have tryed Miralax works some what. I take fiber capsules. Eat fruit Haven't eaten much just not very hungry.. I am worried. seen dr said I was OK..MY whole life I have never been conspatited.or missed a day without a bowel movement. Any sujestions? as of what else I can do.. This has stressed me out. need advice .
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You need to increase the total fiber intake.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Passing stool every alternate day does not count as constipation unless the stool is hard and pellet like. The fecal matter is formed based on roughage or dietary fibers. Needless to say that you need to increase the total intake of dietary fibers, be it in the form of prune juice or other fruits and fiber containing food principles. Taking Miralax should help and you can take it comfortably and regularly. Be sure to back all this up with regular exercise.

Take curd or yogurt. It contains beneficial bacteria and should help in controlling the foul smelling gas.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (20 minutes later)
My rectum has become so sore that their is minor blood. what will help this. I keep passing gas and some fecal matter comes out. this irriates my rectum causing the minor blood I have been using Hydrocrotisone Acetate suppositories 25 mg and cream
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sitz bath and Daflon should provide relief.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back.
In such a case I would suggest you to take Sitz bath. Take warm water in a tumbler as hot as your skin can take. Sit on it with your anal opening dipped. Do this for about 20 mins a couple of times a day. You may continue to use the suppositories and cream but perhaps taking Daflon tablet four times daily for 7 days could help. Discuss about this with your doctor.
Other directions are as mentioned in the previous communication.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (15 minutes later)
My rectum has become so sore that their is minor blood. what will help this. I keep passing gas and some fecal matter comes out. this irriates my rectum causing the minor blood I have been using Hydrocrotisone Acetate suppositories 25 mg and cream
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Increase your fiber intake.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks again for writing back. Yes, it is for the soreness of your rectum that I have suggested Sitz bath and Daflon. Use of the suppositories and creams are optional but can be used. You may continue to take Miralax. Do not worry about the gas. Continue to take a good amount of fibers and yogurt and it should be fine again.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for rectal pain caused by constipation

Brief Answer: You need to increase the total fiber intake. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Passing stool every alternate day does not count as constipation unless the stool is hard and pellet like. The fecal matter is formed based on roughage or dietary fibers. Needless to say that you need to increase the total intake of dietary fibers, be it in the form of prune juice or other fruits and fiber containing food principles. Taking Miralax should help and you can take it comfortably and regularly. Be sure to back all this up with regular exercise. Take curd or yogurt. It contains beneficial bacteria and should help in controlling the foul smelling gas. Let me know if I could help further. Regards