Mulga, AL
A 21-year-old female asked:

I am takin benefiber and stool softeners daily until i heal my hemorroid and go back to the doc in 2 weeks but i still have hard stool.any advice?

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Dr. Carson Liu
General Surgery 36 years experience
Magnesium and PEG: I would try taking some drinks with magnesium, such as Calm. A lot of people are deficient in magnesium. This is why Milk of Magnesia works as a laxative. Magnesium supplements/drinks like calm help relax smooth muscles. You will also sleep better. I hope this helps you. Another over the counter is Miralax (polyethylene glycol) which is made out of Polyethylene Glycol. It will definitely work by trapping water.
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