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Old 02-29-2012, 09:37 PM
 
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Please bear with me, but I'm quite uncomfortable here. On Sunday morning, after a night of drinking lots of beer, deepfried foods, etc., I took a big #2. It came out burning, and actually cut my anus about 6 times. I could tell cuz I had splotches of blood on the TP. It was the most uncomfortable #2 I had ever done (I know you've had some!) The bleeding is gone, but ever since then, my anus is still so tender, burning, and itchy. I feel like I have to poop but when I do, sometimes a clear or clear/brownish mucus stuff come out and smells bad.

Is this constipated?

Has anyone been through something like this?

Also, what do I do about the tenderness and burning? Is there a good cream out there?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Go on a long bike ride.


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Old 02-29-2012, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Maybe hemorrhoids maybe not.
Was the b.m. painful because the poop was so large and was it very hard?
If so and there was some tearing because of that, the itching could just be part of the healing process.
No, it's not constipation.
Constipation is when you cannot go.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:17 PM
 
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First, stop drinking alcohol. Not forever, just for a while.
Second, add stool softeners, NOT laxatives, to your daily routine.
Third, don't eat nuts, corn, or seeds that would cause more irritation. Watch out for seeds/grains hiding in bread.
Fourth, add lots of 'easy' fiber to your diet, ask a pharmacist to recommend a bulking fiber to make the poop fat and fluffy.
Fifth, lay off greasy, fried foods for a while. Eat more vegetables like steamed carrots/broccoli/potatoes. Chew on a few dried apricots and/or prunes every day. Not leafy raw salads just yet.
Sixth, get a jar of Tucks, brand name only and use one or more to clean yourself gently instead of using toilet paper. You can put a little dab externally, of neosporin cream-the one with lidocaine in it to ease the pain.
If you do all of these things, and after 7 to 10 days you are not all better, then go to a specialist doctor, not your regular M.D.
Don't ask me how I learned this, but know that it will work if you do all those things.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Originally Posted by carmelita189 View Post
First, stop drinking alcohol. Not forever, just for a while.
Second, add stool softeners, NOT laxatives, to your daily routine.
Third, don't eat nuts, corn, or seeds that would cause more irritation. Watch out for seeds/grains hiding in bread.
Fourth, add lots of 'easy' fiber to your diet, ask a pharmacist to recommend a bulking fiber to make the poop fat and fluffy.
Fifth, lay off greasy, fried foods for a while. Eat more vegetables like steamed carrots/broccoli/potatoes. Chew on a few dried apricots and/or prunes every day. Not leafy raw salads just yet.
Sixth, get a jar of Tucks, brand name only and use one or more to clean yourself gently instead of using toilet paper. You can put a little dab externally, of neosporin cream-the one with lidocaine in it to ease the pain.
If you do all of these things, and after 7 to 10 days you are not all better, then go to a specialist doctor, not your regular M.D.
Don't ask me how I learned this, but know that it will work if you do all those things.
Generally speaking, alcohol in moderation is not a problem for digestion or elimination.
Stool softeners are not necessary if the diet is good and one drinks plenty of water on a daily basis.
While nuts can be constipating they're also a good source of healthy fat and protein and, again, if a persons diet is sound and balanced there is no reason to avoid nuts, seeds and grains.
All 3 are excellent foods.
If the o.p. is dealing with constipation on a regular basis then using a good fiber supplement (from the health food store - avoid the pharmacy) is a good idea. "Fluffy" poop? huh.
I do agree that avoiding fried foods (and all foods with saturated fats) is a very good idea for all sorts of reasons.
Lightly steamed vegetables are an excellent recommendation but there's no reason to avoid raw fruits and vegetables if one has sufficient digestive fire, ie; if digestion is strong.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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JaiJai.........and since the OP is not constipated, you are saying all this why?

Would you rather prove me wrong or help the OP?

I wrote from personal experience to help the OP. I care that a human being asked for help and advice. I don't remember asking you to grade my answers. Confrontation will not help the OP. My advice will.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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to quote Dr. OZ, "digestion is all about the poopie"

and if your poopie is bad, your diet is as well.

your body is telling you that it doesn't like what you are putting into it.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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JaiJai.........and since the OP is not constipated, you are saying all this why?

Would you rather prove me wrong or help the OP?

I wrote from personal experience to help the OP. I care that a human being asked for help and advice. I don't remember asking you to grade my answers. Confrontation will not help the OP. My advice will.
My intention was / is to help also.
I have years of experience dealing with colon health.
I felt compelled to respond to your points of advice that, imo, were not sound .... or i should say, not the best.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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jaijai,
Then perhaps you should have said, "Carmelita's advice is not the best......" and then politely offer better suggestions.
I offered what worked for me under the advice of physicians, nurse practitioners, and 2 nurses.

And to the OP rayoso, I still stand by my suggestions. But if you want to drink alcohol and eat nuts, etc. no one canstop you. Only think for a minute, while we posters argue with each other, what is really best for YOU right now. When the pain is so bad that you want to pass out and fall on the bathroom floor, was it worth it?

And seriously, I know you don't know who to talk to because this is an embarrassing situation, try to talk to your Mom or Dad, or even Uncle Ernie, but in 7-10 days if you don't see any improvement, please go to a doctor.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I think the OP just wants to get rid of the temporary hemorrhoids he is experiencing due to the large BM he had. There are products out there that will help ease the swelling. Creams, wipes. I'm not sure neosporin can be used in that area. Surely by now, you are feeling better, no matter what. Yes, I have had similar experience. It has taken me a week for me to feel better. It may have occurred more because you strained to go adding the large BM to tear things on the way out. Itching is a good sign like jaijai said.

Article that you can read that might be helpful. What’s the best hemorrhoid cream for your specific need

I do think that if you do nothing, you will feel better in about a week anyway. These would be more symptom relief.
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