Re: Hard Stool and Blood.
IMHO, this is hemmoroids. Most likely one. My advice to you is to see a doctor and get it corrected. I had the same thing when I was around 26 (now 40). It started the same way with a little blood on the stool and paper. This does not correct itself and if let go, believe me, can eventually cause some problems. I'm not being alarmist but I wish I had posted my issue on a board like this to get some advice. With that being said, adding more fiber to your diet is always a good thing to do and will ultimately help...but hard stools are a result of not drinking enough water. You actually need both. The water, as gross as it sounds, softens the stool and lubricates the canal. This, in turn, alleviates straining while you pass stool which can cause hemmoroids. I was very, very stupid and let mine go for years only to wind up in surgery last week. Do yourself a favor and go to a doctor and get it checked out and taken care of early and add the water and fiber to the diet.