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Have constipation. Very painful to pass stool. What to do to reduce pain?

Please help. I am an adult, eat well and exercise. I had constipation today 4-3-13 and held it, so that it would not hurt. I also had it last Sunday, and made it through, but it was painful. When I discovered the problem today, I ate some prunes this afternoon. What can I do to lessen the pain when I go? I am holding it and do not want pain. I can use a Fleets insert with glycerine, but these also have an ingredient that forces you to go very quickly and it is painful. My question is, what else can I use to lessen the pain?? Oil or insert water?? Gloves? My hope is that it is not so impacted and painful, and can be softened and come out more easily. I need something for the remedy today, because the problem started this morning and was significant. Later on, I will take fiber and do more prunes, I read this. What do you recommend for making this easier as I am in need of some relief? Thank you!
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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thank you for your query

constipation is a common problem.
and if using fleets is uncomfortable to you.
you can start with oral laxatives such as milk of magnesia.
also for the pain you can use lignocaine jelly will significantly reduce pain and also help in smooth passage of stools.

please remember these are temporary measures and you will have to follow diet regimen and proper fluid intake for proper treatment.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Sat, 15 Jun 2013
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