Too Painful to "go!"
About a 2 months ago I went to a gastrologist for chronic constpation and bleeding that had been bothering me for over a year. I got a Sigmoidoscopy (sp?) and she said I had Hemmorhiods. My doctor had given me Colace and Miralax to soften my stools and told me to drink plenty of water.
Since then I have started drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day and taking Benefiber to help bulk up my stools.
For a while, it worked wonderfully and my Hemmorhiods havdn't bothered me too much. But a week ago, I had stayed at a friends and wasn't drinking a lot of water. Last teusday I had an extremely large and hard BM. Since then I have not had a BM because it is extremely painful to do so.
I get up and I -know- I have to go, but as soon as the stool begins to move it burns and stings and I want to cry. So I tense up and hold it in.
I used to have bleeding and slight pain from my Hemmorhiods, but nothing ever this painful.
Is it normal for Hemmorhiods to be this painful? I tried calling my doctor today but she wasn't in, so I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions. ):