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I have constipation after vag. Delivery 25d. When pushing feels pain in anus like stabbing or tearing. Then relieves when finish stool. No blood.?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: ObGyn Dr. can help

A woman after delivery must avoid getting constipated, especially if she has any stitches or other recto-vaginal areas that need to heal up.
That usually means using stool softeners and mild laxatives, as needed. If she already got constipated, she can talk with her obgyn doctor about what is safest to try. The doctor can decide if an enema is needed or if oral laxatives are adequate.

In brief: ObGyn Dr. can help

A woman after delivery must avoid getting constipated, especially if she has any stitches or other recto-vaginal areas that need to heal up.
That usually means using stool softeners and mild laxatives, as needed. If she already got constipated, she can talk with her obgyn doctor about what is safest to try. The doctor can decide if an enema is needed or if oral laxatives are adequate.
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