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08 Feb 2006

Every time I go to the toilet my stool is really sharp and it often cuts me. It is painful and very uncomfortable! Please help!! What can I do to relieve this?
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Amy,
It just feels as if the stool is sharp - the problem is probably a small tear in the anal canal. Use Lactosec or something similar to soften the stool and get yourself some suppositries for piles to put in once a day, it will keep the mucosa soft and lessen the inflammation, giving it chance to heal.
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