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What Can One Taken Apart From Iron Pills To Avoid Severe Constipation While Having Hemorrhoids?

my dr wants me to take iron pills, but i heard it causes constipation and i have hemorroids and dont want a flare up i take a stool softener everyday and they have not bother me for a long time so is there something i can take for anemia besides iron pills?
Wed, 29 May 2019
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Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can.
This may be r related to IBS andchronic constipation (spasms). That is particularly true when you consume foods like nuts or popcorn that would trigger spasms of the bowel.
I suggest to run colonoscopy to exclude organic problems first.
With regards to finding blood floating in the toilet after you pass the motion, that would be related to possible:
- fissures due to chronic constipation
- hemorrhoids

In both cases, you need to take measures to reduce constipation that would trigger such problems:
- do more physical activity
- increase water consumption
- take more foods high in fiber content
- fiber supplements can help
- can use laxatives once in a while to improve the symptoms

I hope I have answered you query. If you have any further questions you can contact us in every time.
Kindly regards. Wish you a good health.
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What Can One Taken Apart From Iron Pills To Avoid Severe Constipation While Having Hemorrhoids?

Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can. This may be r related to IBS andchronic constipation (spasms). That is particularly true when you consume foods like nuts or popcorn that would trigger spasms of the bowel. I suggest to run colonoscopy to exclude organic problems first. With regards to finding blood floating in the toilet after you pass the motion, that would be related to possible: - fissures due to chronic constipation - hemorrhoids In both cases, you need to take measures to reduce constipation that would trigger such problems: - do more physical activity - increase water consumption - take more foods high in fiber content - fiber supplements can help - can use laxatives once in a while to improve the symptoms I hope I have answered you query. If you have any further questions you can contact us in every time. Kindly regards. Wish you a good health.