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Hello,
I'm contacting you here because the nature of my problem makes me a little embarrassed to consult a GP directly. I've had constipation problems for a few months now, and recently my anus has been tight and bleeds easily (it rips on the outside). What could be done about this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
how loose have you been able to get your stool?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It varies depending on the week, I've had a bit of everything

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I'm assuming it rips after a large stool only correct?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
what have you tried to keep the stool soft?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Drinking more, walking, eating more fruit and vegetables, eating more fibre.

I don't eat unhealthily, but I don't exercise much at all.

Although it's never been a problem so far.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I would try something more robust than that. Like metamucil or miralax daily
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

What are they for? I'll try that out.

And if that doesn't work?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
loosening up the stoolif not, then you need a stronger stool softener.I would still see your GP but this is a start
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Ok, thanks.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
welcome :)please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it

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