Praying for an easy poo
September 10, 2012 2:50 PM Subscribe
[BM-Filter] Best strategies for dealing with really painful constipation.
posted by trogdole to health & fitness (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Excuse the details, this isn't the funnest question to post but I'm worried and really really not looking forward to my next poo. I'm trying to decide how to best a) loosen my stools b) keep whatever method that is from causing more pain in the meantime.
I've been constipated for the past few days, and the last two days my bowel movements have caused some, well, tearing I suppose. There's no blood in my stool, but there was blood when I wiped, so I know these way too large and hard duces are doing damage. I'm praying that I can take something that will make this go away, without causing me any more bleeding, or irritate what damage I have done anymore. (Or get an infection, I can't even begin to think what that would do.) What I have considered are stool softeners, laxatives, and/or enema. Natural things sound great for the future, but I want something I can take tonight to stop this.
I have no idea how bad this actually is, but I'm praying it's something I can treat at home, since in five minutes I'm hopping in the car for a five hour trip to see my long distance girlfriend for her birthday, and I don't want to ruin that with a problem like this.
Please hope me.