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I have had constipation for the last 12 hours. I have tried

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I have had constipation for the last 12 hours. I have tried mineral enema and swallowing mineral oil. It is so painful and starting to bleed. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 1 year ago.


It seems you have hard impacted stools which have caused tears in the anal canal - might be the cause for bleeding.

You should visit a clinic or emergency care and take an enema with stool softener if possible.

This will soften the stools and will be easier to expel. Rarely manual removal of stools may be required.