Painful Rectum Prevention
Prevention of anal pain includes:
- Allow yourself adequate time to use the bathroom: do not rush.
- Try not to strain during bowel movements.
- Wipe gently after a bowel movement, using a soft, moist toilet paper or a baby wipe.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Maintain a regular exercise program.
- Eat a high fiber diet
- Take a fiber supplement:
- Take stool softeners.
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