Polyp removed in upper rectum and solitary rectal ulcer sowed in flexible sigmoidoscopy. Still start tip of stool is hard and red blood on stool help!

Start simple, but... Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2, &a assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent.