Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/08/16

Hard Stool

My daughter has been having a hard stool for about a week now. She has had a bit of bleeding and is concerned about haemorroids.
She is 18 years of age and drinks a lot of water and rooibos tea. The bleeding is not as bad now but the stool is still hard. She is not constipated but she is not very regular.

Does she need to go a a GP or is there something that she can get from the pharmacy over the counter?

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She is very definately constipated and can use Laxette suryp, 15 ml, twice daily, for at least 7 to 10 days, as well as Senokot tablets, two at night, for at least 7 days. This should alleviate her symptoms. The bleeding is most propably from tares due to the hard stools. She can apply Anusol cream to relieve the pain.


Dr Anrich Burger

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