A 27-year-old male asked:
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i believe i have ibs not yet diagnosed. lately have had rectum pain ( sharp stabbing pains ) that come and go. enough to wake me. stools are hard...

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
24 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: IBS-C or irritable bowel with constipation can cause painful rectum and bleeding. Try to increase water and fiber intake daily. A stool softener and lidocaine and hydrocortisone cream applied to the rectum can ease some pain. Peppermint oil capsule may also relieve colon cramping. Your primary doctor or Gastro doctor can confirm your condition and optimize treatments
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
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