Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins around the anus or in the lower rectum. Discuss topics including external vs. internal hemorrhoids, hemorrhoid bleeding, hemorrhoid creams, symptoms and treatments for hemorrhoids.
Usually after an anal surgery a stool softener is added to help ease the passage of stool. The pain and improper relaxation of anus after surgery prevents passage of stool and builds up constipation. It is good you are taking a high fiber diet. Along with it you need to take plenty of fluids. You should call up your doctor's office and ask which stool softener you can have. You can try bulk stool softener such as psyllium (Metamucil) or methylcellulose (Citrucel) but since I cannot examine you nor do I know your complete medical history, I would strongly recommend that you take them only after consulting your treating doctor. Take care!
As this doctor said drink at least 8-10 8full oz glasses of water everyday my hemmorhoid doctor has me on a stool softener miralax, fiber lax, and colace I take the miralax 3 times daily I take the colace right along with the miralax and I take the fiber lax 2 times daily also try doing a sitz bath at least 3-5 times throughout the day that helps to relax the muscles in that area. All you do with a sitz bath is you just fill up the tub with warm not hot water well not so hot that it will burn you sit there in the warm water for at least 15-30 minutes do that at least 4 times daily of course go to your doctor so he or she can see what is going on and find out why you are so backed up I feel your pain and I myself have been going through this for a while so I know how uncomfortable being constipated is I am so sorry you are going through this too. I also recently had hemmorhoid surgery the sitz baths provide some measure of comfort I feel your pain believe me! Also get a doughnut to sit on it really helps alot I am telling you I really hope both you and I start feeling better!
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