I recently had a baby, and Im ahving trouble going to the bathroom. After I gave birth, I was given iron and stool softners at the hospital. Therefore, my first bowel movement was very smooth. But my 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and soon to have 5th...are not going so well. When I try to go or slightly push, I get this real bad shap pain...I went to the doc, and I have no hermoroids. Im not constipated or bleeding, because I know I can go, its just I try to hold it as much as I can because it hurts when it first comes out. My doc said, that I had a little tear in my rectal area and thats whats causing the pain, but why once push that first (excuse my french) turd, everything after that doesnt hurt, its just that first turd. I have drank laxatives, water, eaten apples, to soften the stool but nothing....can anyone please help me, why is this happening? HELP!
Answer by samie_01 at 5:47 AM on Jul. 7, 2010
Your most likely re-tearing when you push your first "turd" out. It will heal. Before going to the bathroom, Try putting A&D ointment, or some kind of vaseline on your rectum to soften the skin often & before you go oto the bathroom, this will help.
Answer by samurai_chica at 7:30 AM on Jul. 7, 2010
Answer by mom2twobabes at 8:03 AM on Jul. 7, 2010
Answer by doula1 at 10:44 AM on Jul. 7, 2010