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Posted on Wed, 8 Jul 2020
Question: Hello, I am currently 6 weeks postpartum I have been having constipation and as of right now I have terrible constipation I get the urge to go but, I have a hard stool I can not pass, and have bleeding if I do try to pass it. I took colace a 3 hours ago. I don’t know wether to go to a doctor or just power through. What else could I do to pass this stool?
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Answered by Dr. Vasudha (2 hours later)
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Detailed answer below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX jauregui11,
Thanks for the query.I understand your concern.
Colace is a stool softener...it would help softening &easy expulsion of stools...but for now,when there is extreamly hard stool,(sort of impacted,I suppose)...it will not relieve you.
*For the moment
-you can use a Glycerine suppository for adults like Hadensa over the counter.Insert it gently in anus as up as possible&wait for 15-30 minutes..it will dissolve &help.
-Alternatively Glycerine syringe or P/W enema can be taken with medical attendent's help.
* Continue with Colace for 8-10 days to help you till self help/doctor's advice start acting.
*Self help- Eating lot of fibers &drinking lot of water daily/abdominal exercises would be natural way to manage it in long term.
*Medical assistance ...To detect possibility of piles following delivery/exclude or find any infection of bowels is advised.A needful specific treatment would help in cure of the problem.
I hope that answers your query .Any follow up query is welcome.
Thanks.
Please consult a physician.
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Hello, I Am Currently 6 Weeks Postpartum I Have Been

Brief Answer: Detailed answer below. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX jauregui11, Thanks for the query.I understand your concern. Colace is a stool softener...it would help softening &easy expulsion of stools...but for now,when there is extreamly hard stool,(sort of impacted,I suppose)...it will not relieve you. *For the moment -you can use a Glycerine suppository for adults like Hadensa over the counter.Insert it gently in anus as up as possible&wait for 15-30 minutes..it will dissolve &help. -Alternatively Glycerine syringe or P/W enema can be taken with medical attendent's help. * Continue with Colace for 8-10 days to help you till self help/doctor's advice start acting. *Self help- Eating lot of fibers &drinking lot of water daily/abdominal exercises would be natural way to manage it in long term. *Medical assistance ...To detect possibility of piles following delivery/exclude or find any infection of bowels is advised.A needful specific treatment would help in cure of the problem. I hope that answers your query .Any follow up query is welcome. Thanks. Please consult a physician.