A 33-year-old member asked:
It hurts when i produce faces is there something i can do?
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
Pain with BM: Dyschezia/painful bm's often are the result of insufficient fiber and fluid in one's diet. High-fiber fruits & veggies &/or fiber supplements (fiberchoice, metamucil, etc) + adequate fluids will soften feces & ease bm's. Stool softeners (not laxatives) may be needed initially until increased fluid/fiber is working or if you're on narcotic pain meds. See doc if persists or bleeding occurs.
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