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Question: very painful bowl movements


 andrew1113 - Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:22 pm

a couple days ago i though i was constipated because it felt like i was having imcomplete bowl movements, it felt a little like pressure/pain on the inside of the anus, so i really increased my fibre intake. This sensation has sense changed to a sharp pain when having a bowl movement and a little after. i've read that this may be an anal fissure. Is this something serious? is there anything i can do to help with the pain? How long will this last? and at what point should i go see a doctor?
 Dr. Russell M - Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:59 pm

User avatar Hi!

How can you be sure if it's a fissure without letting yourself be examined by a doctor? And you don't want constipation to complicate a fissure alright!

Warm regards,

Bill

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