How To Deal With Pain In The Anus When Defecating In The Elderly?
Doctor, I have a 64 year old grandmother who has a pain in the anus. Then she often hurts when she defecates, but after defecating the rest of her feces is still in her anus. Is that constipation?
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Pain during bowel movements can be caused by several possibilities, including:
constipation / constipation that causes the stool to be dry, hard, large, and difficult to remove anal fissures or a tear in the anus hemorrhoids or hemorrhoids
Constipation or constipation or difficulty having a bowel movement is defined as a condition of bowel movements that are irregular, incomplete, or unable to have a bowel movement at all. A person can be said to be constipated if they have less than 3 bowel movements in 1 week with hard, difficult to pass stools. The symptoms experienced by your grandmother may be caused by constipation. Constipation can also cause complications that cause other bowel pain such as anal fissures and hemorrhoids.
If indeed your grandmother is having difficulty defecating, you can suggest doing the following things:
eat more fibrous foods drink more water (at least 2-3 liters a day) increase physical activity and exercise regularly, and avoid sitting too long avoid holding back the urge to CHAPTER reduce consumption of meat, fatty foods, and sugar avoid consumption of caffeine (as in tea / coffee) and alcohol If your grandmother has hard bowel movements and her stools are hard, you can suggest using a stool softener or laxative such as lactulose or English salt.
If the condition persists, you should bring your grandmother to an Internal Medicine doctor to be further evaluated for the presence or absence of a particular disease that causes these symptoms.
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