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I am 35 and have had painful and some bloody stools, About 2

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I am 35 and have had painful and some bloody stools
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: About 2 weeks pain is only there during bowel movements and quite intense
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Just had a physical and all looked good
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

This is Dr. David

if your stools are large and hard and constipated, this can cause pain with bowel movements and blood as well.

the best way to soften your stools is to eat more fruits and vegetables and fiber and drink more water

eating prunes can help and fiber supplements with psyllium fiber can help soften your stools

if these don't work, you may need docusate sodium stool softeners or laxatives to help soften your stools.

there are laxatives at the drug store which can help soften your stools

let me know if you have questions.