Okay... I'm trying to figure out what's going on down there. I had to push for 2+ hours during delivery. It's been a week, and I've only pooped once, plus passed a few small pebbles and some softer poop has been on the tissue when I wipe.
I keep getting strong urges to poop, like I have had in the past with diarrhea. The urge seems to come from the outside though, rather than the inside. My anus feels a little painful, but it's not itchy. I'm taking the stool softeners like the hospital said to. I haven't been eating as much or the same types of foods that I did before delivery, and I have been as mobile.
I'm trying to figure out if what I have is hemorrhoids. I've never had them before, but it seems like all I do all day is sit on the toilet with these urges to push. I did a google search and read how to cure them... the stuff I read said don't push, don't sit on the toilet too long, increase water and add fiber to your diet. I've been doing those things for 2 days, but nothing is helping.
I hate not pushing because I just pray that something will come out! If something is trying to pass, and I'm just holding it all in, isn't that bad too?