An irregular eating habit is another reason for having hard stools and facing difficulty in bowel movements. Apart from such organic causes, symptoms might develop as an aftereffect of certain medicines. It is highly likely that the doctor will suggest you “Docusate” which is the most conventional medicine that is used to treat strains or erratic pattern in bowel movement. #Stoolsofteners are handy since they soften the hardness of your stool by increasing the amount of water from the gut. This allows the stool to pass easily thus making your defecation easy.