A 28-year-old male asked:
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i'm being treated for internal hemorrhoids but still have hard stools. i've been taking fiber and stool softener, what else can i try?

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Dr. Daniel Bates
8 years experience Family Medicine
Mural ax: i'm a huge fan of miralax, (polyethylene glycol) it's safe, cheap and very effective. Try adding a cap (17g) of this dissolved in water or juice daily, you can increase or decrease the amount to achieve stools that are the consistency of (I know it sounds gross) soft-serve ice cream
Answered on May 2, 2015

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Removal: If the hemorrhoids subside with the treatment you are taking, well and good, if not, you may consider getting the lesions removed.
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If u have bad: Internal hemm, please see a rectal specialist as u may be a candidate for rubber banding, or they may need to be lanced or removed.

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