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I am going to make this as short as possible. I am male 52 Y.O. in the USA.
I used to eat like a pig, get constipated, forcing like an animal while on the toilet.
I developped a fissure and 3 hemorhoids.
I am getting the hemorrhoids currently banded (1 done so far.)
The fissure is absolutely killing me at times.
After a bowel movement, I have to count 7 hours to be totally pain free (The pain is off and on, not all the time.)
I have changed my diet a 100%. I eat a high fiber diet, drink 3 quarts of water daily.
Still when I have to go to the bathroom, the first like 3 or 4 inches of my poop are hard enough to force me to strain to evacuate. I know it's a NO NO to force.
I just read a lot about my condition and am going to try 2 things:
The first one is coconut oil. Some people make suppositories out of them, I don't really feel at first like doing that.
Shall I put some coconut oil in a bath twice a day? How much oil in the bath?
Shall I instead apply some with my fingers on the outside of my anus?
My doctor gave me a cream that had to be mixed from a compound center and it doesn't seem to help.
Second are stool softeners which I was trying to avoid but have no choice to use.
I read to stay away from "Laxatives" which your body becomes dependent on, and use just simple "Stool softeners".
I am looking at either "Dulcolax" or "Colace". Does anyone has any experience with stoll softeners?
Any input with anything above will be greatly appreciated.
Thxs a lot
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