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A 50-year-old female asked:

Passed hard stool a few weeks ago. upped my water and fiber. have regular bowel movements but bum is still sore. no chance to heal. use tucks. whats best home remedy? took prep h suppository and it made me too jittery.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bum pain: Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day.

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Last updated Sep 1, 2020

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