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Having the urge to poop all the time for the last few days?

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Having the urge to poop all the time for the last few days?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have tried drinking more water, and eating more fiber rich food. The problem is that i feel the need to poop constantly for the past 4 days. I DO poop, but i strain, and its not a lot in amount, not normal. Consistency is normal though. Is this just constipation?
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

This is Dr. David

you could have inflammation of a hemorrhoid or proctitis inflammation of the rectum which could be causing you to want have bowel movements frequently.

constipation and hard stool can irritate hemorrhoids and cause proctitis.

there are prescription steroid creams and suppositories which can help calm down inflammation inside of the rectum which could help your symptoms

drinking more water and eating more fruits and vegetables and using stool softeners, eating prunes can soften your stools and help as well

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
would you recommend buying a stool softener and seeing if that does anything before going to the doctors? Can you recommend any specific medicine / brand to buy?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

colace (docusate sodium) 100mg is safe to take one or two once or twice a day

eating prunes can help as well

soften the stools and avoid straining and drink more water and see if that helps

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