I have an impacted stool, haven't had a b.m in 3 days! I'm in so, do much pain but it's even worse if I try to push out the stool. I'm at the ER now, and the doctor says we have to do an enema. I am terrified because I'm afraid it's going to force the stool out which means incredible amounts of pain... has anyone else ever had to do this? What was your experience? Did the enema help soften the stool at all or was it just painful?