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Ok so I have been having bowel movement every 4-5 days and todays Bowel movement I had to put a lot of pressure and when I passed the stool, I had an excruciating pain in the rectal area. What should I do? Should I continue start taking the softener? When will this issue end? Is it because I’m taking Multi Vitamins with Iron? My doctor told me stop taking mult Vitamins with iron for. a week.

My Fiber intake bas been low because I’m avoiding grains and Beans. Should I start taking fiber supplements? I have equate Prebiotic fiber supplements I can take? Please help.

Pain is very bad. I just applied some preparation it’s not helping. Maybe I’ll try witch hazel wipes.

Did anyone go through this? Any suggestions??

Thank you so much.

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You’ve likely strained/stretched your anus or maybe even caused a small tear. Add some soluble non swelling fibre to your diet & maybe try a stool softener. I used to take one if I got to day 3 without a BM. Though some need a stronger or higher dose. If I left it longer the poop would get harder, more compacted & more painful to pass.

Iron is renowned for causing Constipation so it likely did contribute as did your reduced diet. Not going every day is okay because we’re not eating a lot & it’s nutritionally dense so we don’t have a lot to poop out but it is beneficial to keep on top of it & try to establish some sort of routine.

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This happened to me and I had a horrible hemorrhoid which I had to go to urgent care. Yes try increasing your fiber. What helped me with bowel movements are chia seeds. I add chia seeds to my yogurt and to any smoothies. I also eat yellow dragon-fruit as a natural detox which makes me go.

Praying everything is ok and the pain goes away for you!

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7 hours ago, Supafly82 said:

Ok so I have been having bowel movement every 4-5 days and todays Bowel movement I had to put a lot of pressure and when I passed the stool, I had an excruciating pain in the rectal area. What should I do? Should I continue start taking the softener? When will this issue end? Is it because I’m taking Multi Vitamins with Iron? My doctor told me stop taking mult Vitamins with Iron for. a week.

My Fiber intake bas been low because I’m avoiding grains and Beans. Should I start taking fiber supplements? I have equate Prebiotic fiber supplements I can take? Please help.

Pain is very bad. I just applied some preparation it’s not helping. Maybe I’ll try witch hazel wipes.

Did anyone go through this? Any suggestions??

Thank you so much.

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Ground chia seeds and ground flax seeds literally have been my lifesavers. I was having to take Colace and Milk of Magnesia all the time because I just wasn't going. Now I go at LEAST every other day, sometimes everyday. In the beginning I had to take fiber supplements because I just couldn't get enough in. Chia and flax seeds are both high in fiber. You can add them to ANYTHING. And there's no flavor to them.

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chronic Constipation is a problem for many of us. It's due to the high Protein diet plus Iron and Calcium supplements. Many of us take Miralax, stool softeners, or magnesium tablets daily to keep on top of it. You may have to experiment with different things to see what works for you. And yes - fiber can help, too. If you can't handle things like grains or Beans yet, you can always take something like Benefiber.

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I have problems with Constipation so I take Colace and Benefiber. It helps. I still only have a BM every 4-5 days. I'm thinking that may be my new norm because of how little I eat and I don't have any pain or discomfort.

If your pain doesn't ease by tomorrow I would call your doctor. You may have a hemorrhoid or tear that needs medical attention. Meanwhile I would be taking the max dose of Stool softener and Benefiber.

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I'm sorry you are going through this. I have had issues with Constipation and now I take Miralax if I don't go within 2 days. I also use Benefiber in my yogurt every day. I had two days of the worst constipation of my life and i keep an enema bottle for emergencies in my bathroom in case the Miralax doesn't work. I was taking a Vitamin with 45 mg of Iron and switched it out to one with 18 mg, I also have added a bit of fruit and Beans to my diet and things seemed smoother. Things will get better once your fiber intake increases. Good luck I'm sure you will be fine.

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I have problems with Constipation so I take Colace and Benefiber. It helps. I still only have a BM every 4-5 days. I'm thinking that may be my new norm because of how little I eat and I don't have any pain or discomfort.
If your pain doesn't ease by tomorrow I would call your doctor. You may have a hemorrhoid or tear that needs medical attention. Meanwhile I would be taking the max dose of Stool softener and Benefiber.

What kind of benefiber are you taking? If you are taking the gummies then how many are you doing daily? Thanks.


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Just now, Supafly82 said:


What kind of benefiber are you taking? If you are taking the gummies then how many are you doing daily? Thanks.


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I take the Benefiber that dissolves in liquid. Actually the Walmart generic version. 2tsp full in 8oz of whatever Water flavor I'm drinking 30 minutes after I eat, 3x a day. It dissolves great and I don't taste a thing. I don't like it in unflavored water because my brain(silly brain) tells me it's thicker then regular water and I struggle. In flavored water(think crystal light) I have no issues. I have gone from a bm every 4-5 days to daily- maybe 2 days between bms. I also take 3 Ducolax stool softener a day. These 2 combined have helped me greatly.

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I take the Benefiber that dissolves in liquid. Actually the Walmart generic version. 2tsp full in 8oz of whatever Water flavor I'm drinking 30 minutes after I eat, 3x a day. It dissolves great and I don't taste a thing. I don't like it in unflavored Water because my brain(silly brain) tells me it's thicker then regular water and I struggle. In flavored water(think crystal light) I have no issues. I have gone from a bm every 4-5 days to daily- maybe 2 days between bms. I also take 3 Ducolax stool softener a day. These 2 combined have helped me greatly.

Thank you so much for your guidance. I hope we don’t have to do this for the rest of our life? I’m this is just the first couple or three months or so? Thank you.


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1 minute ago, Supafly82 said:


Thank you so much for your guidance. I hope we don’t have to do this for the rest of our life? I’m this is just the first couple or three months or so? Thank you.


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I think when I start introducing more fiber into my diet by way of complex carbs I'll be able to trade off and lessen the "helpers". I'm only 6 weeks out and can start introducing different solids on Thursday. Honestly I'm going to avoid Pasta, bread, rice etc. Cause they will be my undoing and I fear dumping and going back. I will be introducing more veggies though and that should help with moving things along more naturally. There are worse things to have to do.

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5 hours ago, Supafly82 said:

…I hope we don’t have to do this for the rest of our life? I’m this is just the first couple or three months or so?

It does get better as you start to eat more balanced & recommended portion sizes. But you’ll also get better at managing it as well. I still have odd times where I might miss a day for whatever reason but then I did before my surgery too.

I too used the powdered Benefibre. Added it to my yoghurt & yoghurt drink.

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