Q. As I take stools out manually during constipation, I feel pain in anal area. Is it serious?

Answered by
Dr. Happykumar Kagathara
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 23, 2020

Hello doctor,

I used to have constipation issues last year, and recently, in the last two weeks, it gets fixed. But I think I have little wounds appearing, that is my assumption. I am taking soft stool from last week. While taking out stool, I feel a slight pain in that area. Is it serious? Please advice.

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterology Surgical Gastroenterology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern for symptoms.

1) Never attempt to take out stool. Insted it is advisable to use stool softener or laxatives.

2) The habit of taking stool out and constipation can develop anal fissure which is small tear on inner wall of lower part of anal canal.


The Probable causes:

Constipation, manual removal of the stool.

Investigations to be done:

Proctoscopy, rectal examination.

Probable diagnosis:

Anal fissure.

Treatment plan:

Stool softener or laxative,
Analgesics for anal pain,
Anesthetic medication ointment for local application.


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