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A 20-year-old female asked:

Yesterday i had to remove a very hard stool and it was very painful when i was removing it. can it cause bleeding?

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Dr. Andrew Pacholyk
A Verified Doctoranswered
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
Yes it can.: Very hard stool can cause micro tears or fissures which can then bleed. If there is an issue with hemorrhoids, hard stool can also cause hemorrhoids to bleed. I would suggest taking a stool softener or better yet flaxseed oil. This can be very helpful.

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