starry3yedgrl (starry3yedgrl) wrote in vaginapagina,
starry3yedgrl
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embarrasing pain

It's not vag pain, but since it's in the neighborhood I thought you all could help.  Lately when I have a bowel movement, if it is hard whatsoever (ie not abnormally hard, I'm not straining, but not anything close to diarrhea) I feel a slight pinchy pain like it has a sharp edge as it's coming out.  Certainly doesn't feel good but it is not unbearable at all, I'd give the pain a 4  or 5 out of 10.  It's a little painful to sit after a BM but not horrible and that's the only time it hurts is during and right after a BM.

There is a very small swipe of blood on the tissue when I wipe, but no more.  The first or second time it happened I thought maybe an anal fissure since I wasn't used to have harder stools (I was taking a medication that had a side effect of  making my stools softer), but since it's happened every time for the last 10 times or so, I'm thinking hemorrhoids, but I've never had them before so I wanted to ask.

If it is hemorrhoids will an OTC cream take care of it?  Can anyone recommend one?  Do I need to go to the doctor?  If so which one, family doc or gyno (probably a dumb questions but I wasn't sure). 
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