Originally Posted by mbp2000
hello, I have recently been diagnosed with external hemorrhoids. I developed them around half a week ago. I have not been able to poo without the help of laxatives. I am on a small dosage so I still have difficulty, but when I do pass stools, they are very small and narrow. Does anyone have an explanation for this, have my bowels contracted? this baffles me because my hemorrhoids have been diagnosed as external. an explanation and tips would be very much appreciated, sorry if there is already a similar thread, I could not find any exactly the same as mine.
Did your doctor do a rectal exam ? If not,then you could have internal hemorrhoids as well. This could possibly making your stools small and narrow.
The more you have to strain to pass hard stools the more you make the hemorrhoids to swell.
When I get constipated I use a glycerin suppository to help soften the stool just inside the rectum. I can't not allow myself to go beyond 48 hours without moving my bowels because if I do then it hurts that much more to pass stools. I have had to learn the hard way that my constipation problems that I have had all my life is of my own doing, Poor diet,lack of adequate water intake, and not taking the time to move my bowels when I first get the urge to go. Once I stared eating a high fiber diet, drinking at least 64 oz. of water a day, having a set time schedule to move my bowels in the morning I no longer have constipation problems. When I get lazy about my routine for more than 2 days in a orw then I pay for it on the third day by not being able to go without a lot straining and forcing stool out.
Do yourself a big favor and save yourself from a lot of pain and agony by eating a diet rich in fiber,drink adequate water, have a set time schedule for moving your bowels. This will help your hemorrhoids to shrink and heal them. I hope these suggestions will help you.