My stools are of substantial volume and generally daily. My problem seems to be hard and large feces matter which harshly irritates the surrounding body material, particularly at the outer points of the rectum. There is a burning sensation as the stool matter passes and the pain at the end can linger, particularly noticeable when I suddently get up or sit down. Do I have symptoms of hemorroids? Should I also utilize sitz baths? Or Prerparation H? I don't feel the need for a stimulant laxative, rather something regarded as a stool softener would seem good.
Can you give me any advice on what is the likely cause of the problem? Are the changing bowel habits over time important now? Does it seem like something that should go away with temporary use of a particular supplement? If a supplement seems to be working should it be continued indefinitely? Labels seem to suggest avoiding long-term use or any type of addiction.
Appreciate your advice. .