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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:39 PM

eitu343 if the husks still have you bloated or gassy after a while I would try another fiber type. I found psyllium fiber made my mucus/ibs-c/bloating worse overall. I switched to a different fiber and feel less mucus or none at all. Also, no more gas or bloating.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:25 AM

Just an update, I've stoppped taking the Psilium husk tablets. I went to se a dietician the other week and I have made some changes to my diet. I was told to add more soluble fibre to my diet. I have switched to eating oat based serial in the morning along with lactose free milk and then eating a pear or another fruit along with the other 2 meals during the day. It has had no effect whatsoever on my symtoms. The mucus is still there.I am thinking my IBS may be caused or aggrevated by stress maybe on a subconcious level. I have cut out any junk food and I am eating on a regular fixed pattern but the dieatary changes are not working. I go 3 times or more if I am not taking any medication.The only way I can sort of manage my IBS is to take laparmoid and codeine tablets and to limit my daily meals to once or twice a day which I know is not ideal. I am not going out of the house currently, which is the only reason I am eating 3 meals a day but if I need to go out then I do limit what I eat or drink. I have to stop taking the laprmoid and codeine tablets every few days as I end up being v constipated though the mucus still be's there. The only reason I take the tablets is that I think they help reduce the feeling of urgency I get sometimes and I think if I'm constipated then there won't be any chance of having an accident when I'm out and about lol.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

Just an update, I've stoppped taking the Psilium husk tablets. I went to se a dietician the other week and I have made some changes to my diet. I was told to add more soluble fibre to my diet. I have switched to eating oat based serial in the morning along with lactose free milk and then eating a pear or another fruit along with the other 2 meals during the day. It has had no effect whatsoever on my symtoms. The mucus is still there.I am thinking my IBS may be caused or aggrevated by stress maybe on a subconcious level. I have cut out any junk food and I am eating on a regular fixed pattern but the dieatary changes are not working. I go 3 times or more if I am not taking any medication.The only way I can sort of manage my IBS is to take laparmoid and codeine tablets and to limit my daily meals to once or twice a day which I know is not ideal. I am not going out of the house currently, which is the only reason I am eating 3 meals a day but if I need to go out then I do limit what I eat or drink. I have to stop taking the laprmoid and codeine tablets every few days as I end up being v constipated though the mucus still be's there. The only reason I take the tablets is that I think they help reduce the feeling of urgency I get sometimes and I think if I'm constipated then there won't be any chance of having an accident when I'm out and about lol.

Psyllium IS soluble fiber. I take psyllium and do the oatmeal thing every day. It helps, but not enough.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:07 PM

Sorry for this waste post, i didnt mean to respond in this thread. I dont know how to delete it.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:57 AM

Hi I joined this forum after searching this problem on the Internet. What you have described, well it could have been written by me. I have been seeing a colorectal surgeon for 2 years regarding this problem, I have had every test under the sun. I have had internal ultrasounds, an MRI, colonoscopy and anal mamotry tests (testing muscle strength). All came back fine, which in some ways was a relief because I have been petrified that I was incontinent or had something really seriously wrong. The final test was to have exploration under general anaesthetic - and the surgeon found an anal fissure. So that is what he has put it down to as they can leak mucus. Two doses of Botox treatment later and I am not convinced. I may have a fissure but I experience no pain and bleeding, I don't think he has made it up but I wonder if the fissure is a bit of a red herring. I obviously have one and I'm sure it doesn't help but it may just be another thing I have rather than the cause.I have found no solution and like u take a shower straight after a bowel movement to try get clean. I won't repeat what you have described as it is literally an exact match.I am sorry that I have not yet found a solution I can share but I have found comfort in knowing someone else has this for what appears to be no reason. Despite reassurances from my surgeon that my muscles are in perfect form and very strong, I have spent hours worrying that I am somehow incontinent for a short time after each bowel movement because getting clean is a mission. Some days it really really gets me down, and a lot of it is the worry that it is something that will progress. Will keep updated with any progress, back with the surgeon in March.



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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:02 AM

I cant believe I found someone who states he same symptoms I have. I have been suffering this "leakae" if you will for about a year now I saw a doctor aboutit and she told me Im crazy there was no residue on my skin, there was no smell, and that maybe I should see a shrink. I was so pissed because to this very damn day I still get stares, coughs sneezes and that constant complaint, "whats that smell?"My boyfriend is so sick ofme asking if he smells something he basically will go to another room because he dowsnt want to hear about this anymore. But Im just not convinced that I dont smell, because everywhere I go people snicker and tickle heir nose, its like everyday. The punchline is that I dont smell anything, and Ill take up to 3 showers a day sometimes because weve been experiencing triple digit weaher with humidity. But I just wish I could do someting about my stomach issues. I mean I havent had a solid hard brown bm in a year, all I have is this yellowish greenish mush for one year now! I am convined I have a failing liver or pancreas and that lazy doc just didnt want to be bothered by me :(

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

Hello 1990. I have just read your thread and those that are thoughtful enough to reply. I have dealt with IBS for 31+ years now and have had the problem all of you describe so perfectly when my stool is soft. My answer to this has been Tucks Medicated Pads for travel. They are wrapped in a nice packet that will fit in a lady's purse or a gentlman's back pocket for that matter. It has been my answer to this problem for years. Give it a try, I htink you will agree. I take them everytime I travel.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:21 AM

I've had IBS-D for years.It started w/occasional diarrhea when I was stressed.But when my life took a bad turn & my stress increased, Diarrhea became a lifestyle.After I ate dinner, i often had to go.In addition to my morning BM.And, worse, I became really uncomfortable and "desperate" when I had to have BM in the morniing.Many times I BARELY made it to bathroom in time.My doc suggested psyllium to bulk stool.IT WORKED WONDERFULLY!! I quit having the runs.I tried different kinds of psylliums-the stuff w/sorbitol tasted GREAT but gave me the runs~:>(I found Heather's Tummy Trouble line of products for IBS and added some Acacia fibre instrad of some of the psyllium(which MUST be shaken into water & SWILLED fast before it turns into a solid!)Acacvia can be stirred into coffee or food-it's tasteless & doesnt firm into disgusting STUFF.NEXT, in my Swanson Catalogue I saw "Cellulose fiber".No idea what it is, white powder like acacia and easy to use.I added IT to my mix.THEN I started having--magine!! Almost constipation! Oh joy! How I'd WISHED for such!I fooled around w/the amounts until I got a decent stool.Must admit I add too much cellulose-szometimes my BM is like a long snake.Sometimes it is like nanny-goat pellets-little round hard balls.I stay on the pellet side of the mix.I have always had a habit of washing after a BM, even before IBS.It's just cleaner than paper, IMO.Bidet= perfect but never had one.Sit on side of tub, wash my butt.Dry and ready to go.So last summer, I noticed my panties were sort of damp.Sweat?It WAS a thousand degrees.But--wiping, i noticed a slimey feel.Mucus???I read HERE about a guy w/this problem, so he uses a light day pad to soak it up.I tried, but the plastic outer part rubbed.I changed to Tucks, literally TUCKED up my butt.Next I bought a box of baby wipes, which I cut into small tuckable squares.They keep the..whatever from making me feel wet & soiled.The stuff leaking is NOT poop in any form, and is either odorless or--has a slight weird smell, nothing you'd associate with a butt.It just isnt a good feeling.YOU know.Plus I eat food cooked in organic olive oil, and take fish oil from Nordic natirals.Hate to think I'm losing all that.So one day I came home, it was 100 degrees.I felt wet and thought sweat.But OMG it had leaked thru my tuck, thru my panties, and the back of my pants were wet.THAT was beginning of it being a real problem, and TIME-CONSUMING.Who wants to be always cleaning, washing their butt & sticking tucks up it?Every time you sit to pee you have to grab the tuck out first-it cant go down the plumbing.And I now attach a light-day pad on back of my panties to avoid possible pants-wetting.Lot of messing around.Sigh to think of the days I led a normal life w/out stuffing my a** and wearing pads..God FORBID you're late & in a hurry, or get a PHONE CALL when you're stuffimng your tucks in.I wonder about stuffing a foam EAR PLUG in.Anybody?Noticed when I use lots of psyllium & cellulose, there is more anal leakage.Read on Google that psyllium can cause fat to be undigested and leak anally.Like WOW chips- those fake potato chips.When I dont use lots, I have to be bothered w/runny stools & diarrhea.I'm hating this.My last colonoscopy was 8 yrs ago-it was fine.Doc said return in 10 yrs.I'd go now for check, but truly, I had just finished chemo for breast cancer.One of the chemos made my IBD MUCH worse & I was living w/diarrhea.I begged for time before my test , to get healed, but gastro said I'd be "fine".RIGHT. I never could quit having the runs.For WEEKS.You lose a lot of seep from real diarrhea.So I know it will happen again if I go for test, the gastro wont listen/care.And I dont want to go thru that again.So 'm here, cleaning constantly, variating between tucks & baby wipes which have aloe.And getting in bad trouble if I'm actually BUSY or FORGET to take my 5PM disgusting drink.I do have a hemmorhoid, which gets swollen on occasion, and shrinks on occasion.Will of its own.Gastro said it is harmless.(He also said i could take the prep for colono)I considered going to see if IT was leaking fluid or mucus, and having it banded or lasered, etc.But, truly, do NOT want to be bothered.I hope those with problem feel less alone, and I'd appreciate solutions from others.Also, if the fat leaking because of undigested fat from the psyllium occurs w/anyone else. maybe we can brainstorm.It never happened AT ALL before I loaded op on fibers and got to hard balls.Sorry for typos.Good luck to all.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

I've had IBS-D for years.It started w/occasional diarrhea when I was stressed.But when my life took a bad turn & my stress increased, Diarrhea became a lifestyle.After I ate dinner, i often had to go.In addition to my morning BM.And, worse, I became really uncomfortable and "desperate" when I had to have BM in the morniing.Many times I BARELY made it to bathroom in time.My doc suggested psyllium to bulk stool.IT WORKED WONDERFULLY!! I quit having the runs.I tried different kinds of psylliums-the stuff w/sorbitol tasted GREAT but gave me the runs~:>(I found Heather's Tummy Trouble line of products for IBS and added some Acacia fibre instrad of some of the psyllium(which MUST be shaken into water & SWILLED fast before it turns into a solid!)Acacvia can be stirred into coffee or food-it's tasteless & doesnt firm into disgusting STUFF.NEXT, in my Swanson Catalogue I saw "Cellulose fiber".No idea what it is, white powder like acacia and easy to use.I added IT to my mix.THEN I started having--magine!! Almost constipation! Oh joy! How I'd WISHED for such!I fooled around w/the amounts until I got a decent stool.Must admit I add too much cellulose-szometimes my BM is like a long snake.Sometimes it is like nanny-goat pellets-little round hard balls.I stay on the pellet side of the mix.I have always had a habit of washing after a BM, even before IBS.It's just cleaner than paper, IMO.Bidet= perfect but never had one.Sit on side of tub, wash my butt.Dry and ready to go.So last summer, I noticed my panties were sort of damp.Sweat?It WAS a thousand degrees.But--wiping, i noticed a slimey feel.Mucus???I read HERE about a guy w/this problem, so he uses a light day pad to soak it up.I tried, but the plastic outer part rubbed.I changed to Tucks, literally TUCKED up my butt.Next I bought a box of baby wipes, which I cut into small tuckable squares.They keep the..whatever from making me feel wet & soiled.The stuff leaking is NOT poop in any form, and is either odorless or--has a slight weird smell, nothing you'd associate with a butt.It just isnt a good feeling.YOU know.Plus I eat food cooked in organic olive oil, and take fish oil from Nordic natirals.Hate to think I'm losing all that.So one day I came home, it was 100 degrees.I felt wet and thought sweat.But OMG it had leaked thru my tuck, thru my panties, and the back of my pants were wet.THAT was beginning of it being a real problem, and TIME-CONSUMING.Who wants to be always cleaning, washing their butt & sticking tucks up it?Every time you sit to pee you have to grab the tuck out first-it cant go down the plumbing.And I now attach a light-day pad on back of my panties to avoid possible pants-wetting.Lot of messing around.Sigh to think of the days I led a normal life w/out stuffing my a** and wearing pads..God FORBID you're late & in a hurry, or get a PHONE CALL when you're stuffimng your tucks in.I wonder about stuffing a foam EAR PLUG in.Anybody?Noticed when I use lots of psyllium & cellulose, there is more anal leakage.Read on Google that psyllium can cause fat to be undigested and leak anally.Like WOW chips- those fake potato chips.When I dont use lots, I have to be bothered w/runny stools & diarrhea.I'm hating this.My last colonoscopy was 8 yrs ago-it was fine.Doc said return in 10 yrs.I'd go now for check, but truly, I had just finished chemo for breast cancer.One of the chemos made my IBD MUCH worse & I was living w/diarrhea.I begged for time before my test , to get healed, but gastro said I'd be "fine".RIGHT. I never could quit having the runs.For WEEKS.You lose a lot of seep from real diarrhea.So I know it will happen again if I go for test, the gastro wont listen/care.And I dont want to go thru that again.So 'm here, cleaning constantly, variating between tucks & baby wipes which have aloe.And getting in bad trouble if I'm actually BUSY or FORGET to take my 5PM disgusting drink.I do have a hemmorhoid, which gets swollen on occasion, and shrinks on occasion.Will of its own.Gastro said it is harmless.(He also said i could take the prep for colono)I considered going to see if IT was leaking fluid or mucus, and having it banded or lasered, etc.But, truly, do NOT want to be bothered.I hope those with problem feel less alone, and I'd appreciate solutions from others.Also, if the fat leaking because of undigested fat from the psyllium occurs w/anyone else. maybe we can brainstorm.It never happened AT ALL before I loaded op on fibers and got to hard balls.Sorry for typos.Good luck to all.

First off, good luck and God bless you in your battle with cancer.Secondly, thank you for all the info. I will look at cellulose, though I have no idea what it is or where to get it.As for the sweat/wet, this happens to me when it is hot too. I think you should check that hemmorhoid for causing some of the leakage,as I find when my roids rage, leaking is worse.I have never had an issue with psyllium causing leakage. I went to psyllium BECAUSE of leakage, and it has helped.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

Gefrazier49,

Thanks for the reply . . . I am still very depressed with the issue. I had a colonoscopy last week and the doctor couldn't find anything except some tightening of the colon, like spasms. But I haven't been able to schedule a follow up with him and talk about treatments because the hurriance and power outage, etc. How do medicated pads help? I use moist wipes all the time and they don't really solve anything....

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

mucous leakage is a mild form of fecal incontinence http://en.wikipedia....al_incontinence

see a specialist in fecal incontinence to make progress with this

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

I am a female who has this problem too. My diagnosis is IBS-A. When I have the soft mushy stool it happens and I expirience everything you are talking about. I was just diagnosed a few months ago and felt that I would be able to get it under control when I got my pain and bloating relieved. My daughter is a dietician and mentioned the low FODMAP diet to me. I just started it and my symptoms have improved greatly. It really takes a lot of time and attention to what your eating and I still have to do the challenge phase. It should get easier as time goes on. Keeping a log of what you ate and how you felt really helps also. I pin pointed a few things before I knew about FODMAPS. I am going to look in to Normafiber that another member posted about. I find that yoga helps has a calming soothing effect over my entire life and have noticed that any change in routien causes my symptoms to flair up. I also plan to research more on the mind body connection.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

I am a female who has this problem too. My diagnosis is IBS-A. When I have the soft mushy stool it happens and I expirience everything you are talking about. I was just diagnosed a few months ago and felt that I would be able to get it under control when I got my pain and bloating relieved. My daughter is a dietician and mentioned the low FODMAP diet to me. I just started it and my symptoms have improved greatly. It really takes a lot of time and attention to what your eating and I still have to do the challenge phase. It should get easier as time goes on. Keeping a log of what you ate and how you felt really helps also. I pin pointed a few things before I knew about FODMAPS. I am going to look in to Normafiber that another member posted about. I find that yoga helps has a calming soothing effect over my entire life and have noticed that any change in routien causes my symptoms to flair up. I also plan to research more on the mind body connection.


Kimeluhu, have you had continuing improvement with FODMAP?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

What does psyllium husk powder do?


psyllium seed husk is 100% soluble fiber. It is technically classed as a bulk forming agent (laxative) although it contains no pharmaco-active ingredients (unlike stimulant laxatives, polyethylene glycol, senna, which long term use can lead to the condition "laxative gut", where haustra disappear and muscular changes in the gut wall take place). Essentially, psyllium absorbs water from the gut lumen, leading to an increased size of stool, and also softer stool. The muscular effort required to propel stool during defecation and peristalsis is inversely proportional to the diameter of a stool bolus (i.e. smaller stool harder to move along than larger). Psyllium therefore is indicated for both constipation and diarrhea (since excess water is absorbed). It normalizes stool, and is useful in those patients with IBS-A. Side effects can be intestinal gas production/bloating in some. Drink plenty of water when taking the psyllium as a few cases of choking have been reported.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

Wow, 30,000 views. Must be a lot of folks fighting this problem.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:38 AM

I'm a 58yr old guy who has had problems with severe brown marks on underwear for a while. I generally use 8-10 pieces of dry paper, and thinking I am clean have then  been amazed 3 hours later to find signs of leakage. Sphincter muscles all seem fine. I tried wetwipes and they clean better with less sheets, but I dont like flushing them down the pan as we have a sceptic tank and they dont easily bio-degrade. There was also often leakage from stolls still in the bowel.

 

the good news is, I think I have finally found the solution, I am on holiday in Bali, Indonesia. Although my diet is probably better than in UK, lots of fruit, I have to use a squat toilet with a local hose. It has been a revelation for me.

I believe the squat toilet is probably a healthier way to poo because the lower intestine is more straight. But the exciting part is that I do my poo in the normal way, then wash the exterior. I then found that the hose has a stainless steel nozzle fits nicely against my anus, and using the tap on the hose,  I am able to squirt a small amount of clean water into my rectum, just until it feels full, a similar volume to the poo I have just expelled. It  feels very comfortable, I hold it for a few seconds then expel, I have found that if i repeat this process 2 or 3  times, the expelled water is pretty clear. And then the real magic is, no brown skid marks on my undewear at all! Even hours later because the bowel was cleaned out. So, although  there  wont be a tap and hose at  work, it wont be a problem because the bowel will be filling and the sphincter will be able to hold back the lower pressure.

i am going home to do research to find where i can purchase such a nozzle to use at home. I dont think we will change the toilet to a squat, my wife isnt  very keen on the  idea, but definitely a discreet tap and hose adjacent to the  toilet is a must.

My only concern, which is what led me to this site, is are there any downsides to frequent daily use? I have read about flora and decided I need to increase probiotic yougurt intake. Also possible leaching of important electrlytes from the lower intestine, but at present I am very optimistic and hope my experience may help other sufferers.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

I'm a 36 yr old, healthy man that eats properly.  I haven't been diagnosed with IBS, nor do I think I have it, but I have suffered from these same symptoms on and off for a year and a half.  I remember visiting thing this forum when I was first experiencing the pain and itching, searching for an answer.  I'm back to tell you my story and how I found relief:

 

It seemed to really flare up when I was on holidays, eating different food and walking alot.  I didn't think much of it at first, I just though I was chaffing from all walking.  For relief I would take a piece of toilet paper, fold it and place it between my butt cheeks, which seemed to temporarily work. 

 

My bowel movements have always been on the softer side, which is part of the problem.  It was like I couldn't get totally clean, I'd wipe and wipe but there would always be some remnants.  I turned to flushable wipes which helped but were inconvenient.  I had to take some to work and grab a few before going to the wash room every time.  I found a spot on my anus that has kind of a bump that some feces would get stuck by/under it.   If I didn't get that part completely clean I'd itch and be in real pain. 

 

The other strange thing is like an hour later, I'd go back and wipe again, and there would be more feces, almost like I didn't get clean the first time.  I thought maybe I was leaking some out.  On top of it all, there was often blood when I wiped.

 

I went to my family doctor, he checked me out, thought it was either a yeast infection or a hemorrhoid way up inside me.  He gave me medication and medicated suppositories.

 

Neither worked.

 

I bought every type of hemorrhoid cream available.  These were also temporary fixes but found I needed to use them every day. 

 

I was specialist who thought I had hemorrhoids but couldn't be certain until he did a flexible sigmoidoscopy procedure.  He was surprised when he got in there that there was no hemorrhoids to be found.  He did say I was low in fiber, he could tell by the ridges in my walls of my colon.  He prescribed me some fiber pills and made another appointment to see me again.  The pills he prescribed didn't work.   

 

On a whim I decided to try soluble fiber (Metamucil) once a day.  After 2 days, my bowel movements were much harder and I hardly have to wipe. I have been pain and itch free for 3 weeks now and it's life changing! 

 

After all that time seeing doctors, spending hundreds of dollars of products to temporarily mask the pain, it was as simple as getting more fiber that gave me total relief.  I have never posted to a forum before, but was compelled to tell my story in hopes that it might help others suffering from the same problem.

 

 



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:17 AM

I used to have this problem and often used so much toilet paper trying to wipe clean I would block up the toilet. Since being prescribed statins to lower my CholesteroI,as well as other blood pressure medication, I have had some issues with eczema and piles and found, quite coincidentally, that washing my anus with Oilatum gel helped to irradicate my probelm with wiping clean after a BM. I have had continuing bouts of haemorrhoids/piles as well as some painful infections around and inside my anus. Once when this was really bad my doctor examined me and discovered I had a fissure inside my rectum but could offer no real explanation for it. At the time I was also suffering something similar in the crease at the back of my head due to eczema and, putting two and two together, started to wonder if it was possible to get eczema in the rectum. Over-zealous use of toilet paper only aggravated this condition even more and I believe it was probably initially cuased by infected haemorrhoids and eczema between my buttocks. Although the haemorrhoids and infection cleared up through use of various medications and antibiotics, I found I still had issues with wiping myself clean after a BM. I started using Oilatum gel for my Eczema when showering every day and discovered, quite by chance, that wasing between my buttocks and my anus with it completely irradicated my problem with wiping myself clean. I now do this religiously every day and even insert a little into the rectum itself. I believe the anus and anal sphyncter can become dry and chaffed and prone to infections as well as forms of anal eczema, especially through over-wiping and that this cuases the issues with wiping yourself clean. I swear by this remedy and hope it might help aleviate this very annoying and embarrassing problem for you.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

I used to have this problem and often used so much toilet paper trying to wipe clean I would block up the toilet. Since being prescribed statins to lower my CholesteroI,as well as other blood pressure medication, I have had some issues with eczema and piles and found, quite coincidentally, that washing my anus with Oilatum gel helped to irradicate my probelm with wiping clean after a BM. I have had continuing bouts of haemorrhoids/piles as well as some painful infections around and inside my anus. Once when this was really bad my doctor examined me and discovered I had a fissure inside my rectum but could offer no real explanation for it. At the time I was also suffering something similar in the crease at the back of my head due to eczema and, putting two and two together, started to wonder if it was possible to get eczema in the rectum. Over-zealous use of toilet paper only aggravated this condition even more and I believe it was probably initially cuased by infected haemorrhoids and eczema between my buttocks. Although the haemorrhoids and infection cleared up through use of various medications and antibiotics, I found I still had issues with wiping myself clean after a BM. I started using Oilatum gel for my Eczema when showering every day and discovered, quite by chance, that wasing between my buttocks and my anus with it completely irradicated my problem with wiping myself clean. I now do this religiously every day and even insert a little into the rectum itself. I believe the anus and anal sphyncter can become dry and chaffed and prone to infections as well as forms of anal eczema, especially through over-wiping and that this cuases the issues with wiping yourself clean. I swear by this remedy and hope it might help aleviate this very annoying and embarrassing problem for you.

Thanks for the excellent post. Glad you are better.  I have never heard of Oilatum gel, but will look it up.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

So glad I found this forum. Well, my story is quite similar to many of the posts here.

 

Over the last 10 or so years, I've had trouble keeping my anus fecal free. After a BM, I would wipe my anus clean and go about my business. About an hour later, it would feel kind of squishy/slippery, like I never wiped, and sure enough, it sometimes looked like l've never done anything. To make matters worse, I was not properly wiping and my anus would become irratated, itch and burn, which was the worst, especially when I was out and about. It would itch like hell and then would burn like hell when I scratched it with TP.

 

I've even had bouts with emergency bowel evacuation (mud butt) where I couldn't make it to a toilet. I commute quite a distance, which means being suck in traffic. Let me tell you, there's no worse feeling than having to go when you're caught in the middle of a freeway traffic jam. There have been times where I pulled over on the side of the road and had a movement on the ground, behind my car because there was nowhere else to go. It was mortifying, but there was nothing else I could do.

 

I finally decided to seek medical help and see a doctor. After a rectal exam (which was beyond uncomfortable), he told me that anal fissures was the cause for my inability to keep my anus clean. I still don't really understand how that could be the issue. Anyway, he suggested changing my diet and using Tucks wipes and cream to alleviate the itching and burning. I didn't really change my diet, but the itching and burning subsided with the cream. By now, the anal fissures should have healed, but I still have the wiping issue where my anus never becomes completely clean. After a BM, I wipe it as clean as I can get and then wipe with Tucks pads. That helps a bit, but doesn't solve the issue. Does anyone have any advice?







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