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Posted by: PETER | 2012/01/12

ANAL TEAR DUE TO CONSTIPATION

I SUFFERED AN ANAL TEAR DUE TO CONSTIPATION IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN APPLY TO HELP IT HEAL? IS VERY PAINFUL WHEN I GO TO THE LOO AS THE TEAR OPENS AGAIN AND SOMETIMES BLEEDS A LITTLE

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Hi Peter

You should consult a doctor if you haven't done so yet.

In general a stool softener used over a couple of months to prevent further damage is advised, while some OTC ointments are also available to relieve discomfort (i.e. anusol).

All the best.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2012/01/13

Hi Peter

You should consult a doctor if you haven't done so yet.

In general a stool softener used over a couple of months to prevent further damage is advised, while some OTC ointments are also available to relieve discomfort (i.e. anusol).

All the best.

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