Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed*** and may vary from person to person***. Dry, hard stool can be painful, extremely frustrating, and turn a good day to a bad one in a hurry. And if you don’t do your best to treat the dehydrated food waste as quickly as possible, the occasional discomfort can become a much worse chronic condition. Hard stools that hurt to pass can turn into stomach pain, bloating, and potentially severe constipation. Thankfully, you can treat it with a number of home remedies.