Stool Softener

A stool softener is also called an emollient laxative. It helps to soften the stool, and it is a good option to treat constipation. Docusate sodium is used as a stool softener capsule that helps in bowel movements, and it is used in persons who should avoid straining during bowel movements.

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Why do I get pain with bleeding during bowel movement?

Query: My stool is not easy to pass... I put extra pressure for passing stool and I feel to much pain during bowel movement and bleeding.. At first my stool is hard and small after that it is slightly easy to pass  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Dear Welcome to icliniq For how long are you experiencing such complaint? have you noticed any blood in stools or some swelling coming out from your anal area? Is there any pruritis, abdominal pain or discharge in peri anal area? Do you have any history or trauma, surgery or anal sex? I suspect yo...  Read Full »

How to get relief from constipation presenting with fresh blood during defecation?

Query: I had constipation four weeks ago. This made me to have big stiff bowel during defecation a thing that caused bruises below my rectum so I currently bleed a fresh blood during egestion with little pain. I have not gone to hospital. You can prescribe a drug  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Diabetologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. Some times hard and rough stool rubs with veins that are present in the rectal and anal area. Those are very superficial and as they get ruptured due to hard stool there is a possibility of having fresh blood while defecation. To avoid this please see that stool remain...  Read Full »

How to get cured from painful hemorrhoids?

Query: I am a 21 year old female who has over the last few days suddenly developed very painful hemorrhoids. I have difficulty in passing stools. How can I treat this at home as I am isolating.  Read Full »


Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Greetings, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are well and healthy. I will be assisting you today. I understand your concern with hemorrhoids. Since you are isolated my first advice is: do not stay seat for a long time (do not stay in position that get to much pression in the anal area), walk in ...  Read Full »

What causes burning sensation while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor,My 4.5-year-old baby is complaining of a burning feel whenever he passes stool. One day he passed a hard stool since then, he is saying like that. It has been one and a half months now and is not getting healed. I can see some redness outside the anus and no idea about inside. I am appl...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This sometimes happens even when they are not passing hard stools. But you still will have to give stool softeners. Please do the following: 1. Do not give him any oily or spicy food for two weeks. 2. Do not give him biscuits, cakes, chocolates, chips, carbona...  Read Full »

Why is my wife bleeding from the anus after abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife was admitted to hospital due to incomplete abortion and dengue fever NS1 reactive. She had 6 weeks pregnancy. Doctor has done surgical abortion and it was found dengue fever after blood test. She was admitted for three days. Her initial platelet count was 150000 and later 180000, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How reliable were those blood tests? If those were reliable, then there is no need to worry for bleeding from two sites. Otherwise, repeat it from a good place. Secondly, just start any birth control pill from today as it will lessen the bleeding. I suggest Laxit plus...  Read Full »

I have not passed stool since eight days. Will I die of constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have not passed stool from the past eight days. This is the third time I am constipated, the last two times it got fixed within 2 to 3 days. I have tried everything, and yesterday I went to a doctor, who gave me a lot of medicines. I took all the medicines yesterday night as well as to...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have severe constipation, for which we need to clear the impaction. If you are passing gas and there is no distention of abdomen, then we can give a dose of laxatives, although you may require more doses. I suggest you get an x-ray abdomen and share the report. I sug...  Read Full »

Will intestinal block cause stool impaction?

Query: Hello doctor. I did a herbal cleanse which seemed to cause a blockage. I worked with suppositories, fleet, laxative, magnesium supplements, senna docusate for temporary results. My symptoms are straining excessively, feeling of rectal blockage, digital retrieval to relieve pressure, feeling of in...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubin Dev Sharma

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what I could make out from your description is that you have history of constipation but have a recent worsening possibly due to the 'cleanse'. You have a background of hypothyroidism. You have used a plethora of laxatives with some partial relief. For your imm...  Read Full »

Is aloe vera juice good for hemorrhoids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from hemorrhoids. It is not an ongoing case. It just happened due to severe constipation. Apart from medicine, which is better for external hemorrhoids? Is it Aloe vera gel or lemon juice? Is there a good painkiller for such situation? I tried Panadol and it worked fine, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data you have posted. We need to keep stools soft, which will decrease the pressure and symptoms of hemorrhoids. Our foods should be rich in dietary fiber, as it forms the bulk content of stool and will keep water with it so that the stool wi...  Read Full »

Can Candid be used for anal fissure?

Query: Hello doctor, I did not feel the urge to pass stool for two days. Yesterday morning (day 3), I had the urge to pass stool, but I was not able to as I guess my stool had become too hard. In a state of panic, instead of taking a stool softener, etc., I pushed way too hard for way too long. As a resul...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is probably not a fissure, but just an erosion. It may lead to fissure if such repeated traumas are occurring. For fast healing, the important thing is that there should not be re-trauma. So, use regular stool softener like Lactulose 15 mL to 30 mL bedtime till wo...  Read Full »

Should I take laxatives for constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have been experiencing something like constipation for the past one week. I have had no abdominal pain, but I feel like I need to go to the bathroom. I have a bowel movement in the morning, but I feel constipated the rest of the day. I took some stool soften...  Read Full »


Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your complaints and what I feel is you might have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but before I could make this diagnosis, I need to know, do you have abdominal pain along with your constipation part? Do you feel relieved after defecation, by relief I speci...  Read Full »

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