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Hey folks, I thought I would check with you guys regarding the most annoying symptom of my IBS. I was diagnosed in February and am trying to get used to this label/curse.Things have changed for me. Originally my IBS gave me extremely soft stool in the morning, combined with a burning stomach.I have tried some of the great suggestions and have been taking Calcium and Benefiber. This has calmed my morning rush. BUT.I now have a BM in the afternoon, and this results in leakage for hours afterwards. I mean I can wipe clean, then twenty minutes later, I have to wipe again. Then again and again usually all day. I often burn around my anal area when this occurs, and it is very itchy. I use baby wipes to reduce the pain from all of the wiping, but it is still a terrible experience.Does anybody else experience this? Is this from IBS? Anybody got any cures??? Driving me crazy!!
 

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I know I have read of others here who have experienced this... Try reading some or doing a search for it on our Gas / Flatulence / Bloating / Incontinence / Fecal Body Odor Forum.BTW have you reported this change to your Dr?
 

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I know I have read of others here who have experienced this... Try reading some or doing a search for it on our Gas / Flatulence / Bloating / Incontinence / Fecal Body Odor Forum.BTW have you reported this change to your Dr?
Than you very much for the reply. I have spent hours looking through this site, and have not been able to see any solution, other than fiber and calcium, which I have done.My doctor is aware of this and said it is just "part and parcel" of IBS. But I do not agree. Most ibsers don't have this, so I question as to whether it is from IBS.Thanks, I hope someone who has found a solution to this can reply. I really appreciate all of the info that is shared here. If and when I find solutions, I promise to post my experience.
 

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Colt.. maybe another opinion from a different Dr or a specialist?
 

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I'm so sorry I know this must be VERY frustrating! Let us know how you do with the charcoal and Psyllium Husk powder.
 

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I'm so sorry I know this must be VERY frustrating! Let us know how you do with the charcoal and Psyllium Husk powder.
Thanks, so far very little relief from Psylium, will give it a few more days and try the charcoal. I am waiting for confirmation of an appointment with my Gastro. If I get no help, I have to go back to my GP, and get a referral for a second gastro opinion. This will take a year or so.Thanks for your support.
 

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I'm so sorry I know this must be VERY frustrating! Let us know how you do with the charcoal and Psyllium Husk powder.
So not much luck with psyllium or calcium. I am on my second week of Tuzen, and it seems to be doing nothing. Back to the gastro on August 12.I really want my life back.
 

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So you are still having trouble after the afternoon BM? Tuzen is a probiotic.... Sometimes different strains work better for some than others. If the Tuzen doesn't start working.. you might try another one .. like Align.. etc.
 

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So you are still having trouble after the afternoon BM? Tuzen is a probiotic.... Sometimes different strains work better for some than others. If the Tuzen doesn't start working.. you might try another one .. like Align.. etc.
Thanks again for you reply. I have tried a few different probiotics, and have always given them several weeks to work, to no avail.I am still not convinced that this is IBS. I still think there is an infection or parasite. If I can just get my gastro to listen. All the research I have done on this and other sites makes me very suspect of the diagnosis. It just does not match the level of suffering some of the poor folks here experience. Plus, for me it has never come and gone. The same very day. For a year. I also get a bad burning stomach which makes my other situation worse....again, not something I have seen here.You have been most cordial to me, and I truly appreciate it. If you have nay more to add, I would love to hear it. As promised, I will continue to update my progress. Hopefully I will find something that helps and am able to post it here for everybody.
 

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Well you could ask the Dr to do further testing. Perhaps an endoscope and colonoscopy with biopsies???
 

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Thanks again for you reply. I have tried a few different probiotics, and have always given them several weeks to work, to no avail.I am still not convinced that this is IBS. I still think there is an infection or parasite. If I can just get my gastro to listen. All the research I have done on this and other sites makes me very suspect of the diagnosis. It just does not match the level of suffering some of the poor folks here experience. Plus, for me it has never come and gone. The same very day. For a year. I also get a bad burning stomach which makes my other situation worse....again, not something I have seen here.You have been most cordial to me, and I truly appreciate it. If you have nay more to add, I would love to hear it. As promised, I will continue to update my progress. Hopefully I will find something that helps and am able to post it here for everybody.
I have the same annoying problem at certain times, and I've discovered it is caused by the rectum not completely emptying and as we stand, walk, sit, etc..the anus squeezes the partial feces on out therefore making it appear as if we are "leaking" and it is like I said very annoying! Unfortunately, I don't have a remedy except to know for myself the next day or the day after things will clear up and go back to normal when the bowel completely empties and nothing is left to linger and slip out. Hope this helps and know it is not just in your mind, it's the other end..lol..
BTW..you might be taking too much calcium. Just a thought.
 

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I have the same annoying problem at certain times, and I've discovered it is caused by the rectum not completely emptying and as we stand, walk, sit, etc..the anus squeezes the partial feces on out therefore making it appear as if we are "leaking" and it is like I said very annoying! Unfortunately, I don't have a remedy except to know for myself the next day or the day after things will clear up and go back to normal when the bowel completely empties and nothing is left to linger and slip out. Hope this helps and know it is not just in your mind, it's the other end..lol..
BTW..you might be taking too much calcium. Just a thought.
Thanks so much for your reply Rowe. I have been off calcium for two weeks since starting Tuzen. for me this is a daily thing, it never seems to go away, and it lasts for hours. I had a BM 7 hours ago and I am still leaking now. Gets very itchy and burns too.When you suggest the calcium, are you saying that this is due to constipation? If so, I don't think so as i have been diagnosed with IBS-D due to soft stool.Really appreciate your input, and I hope we find the answer.
 

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The itching and burning sounds like hemorrhoids. There are lots of over the counter things to help with this. Wish I had something helpful to offer on the leaking, but I don't.
I had a similar problem when my IBS was at its worst, but never to the extent or for the duration (per day or for so many days in a row) that you describe.
 

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The itching and burning sounds like hemorrhoids. There are lots of over the counter things to help with this. Wish I had something helpful to offer on the leaking, but I don't.
I had a similar problem when my IBS was at its worst, but never to the extent or for the duration (per day or for so many days in a row) that you describe.
Thanks for your reply, I do have hemorrhoids, but my gastro said they are minor. That is the odd part of my situation, it is always the same, very much unlike your typical IBS.
 

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After emptying my bowels I sometimes need to go back quickly once or twice and I pass just mucus. Once all the mucus is gone then I feel like I am finally completely empty for a few hours at least then it starts over again. This seems to be a symptom i can't get rid of even though I have tried so many things. The rest of my IBS has been manageable enough so that I can work and have some social life.
 

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Hi,I suffer with leakage,I would get this if my stools were soft,if hardish or pellets then it seemed OK.Since I have been taking Movicol/Miralax I get this after every bowel movement,sometimes its a lot,mostly its small bits,but it makes me sore a bit.Usually after a bath,it stops.I dont rub when I wipe,just dab,then use water,but still there some left.I have read that certain foods can cause this,not too sure how true that is.To address my leakage I intend to stop taking Movicol and see what happens.I hope you find a solution to this problem,and if you do please let me know.Thanks
 

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Hi,I suffer with leakage,I would get this if my stools were soft,if hardish or pellets then it seemed OK.Since I have been taking Movicol/Miralax I get this after every bowel movement,sometimes its a lot,mostly its small bits,but it makes me sore a bit.Usually after a bath,it stops.I dont rub when I wipe,just dab,then use water,but still there some left.I have read that certain foods can cause this,not too sure how true that is.To address my leakage I intend to stop taking Movicol and see what happens.I hope you find a solution to this problem,and if you do please let me know.Thanks
Thanks for your reply, sounds quite similar to my issue. Please let me know if you ever find a solution, and I promise to reciprocate.Colt
 

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Thanks for your reply, I do have hemorrhoids, but my gastro said they are minor. That is the odd part of my situation, it is always the same, very much unlike your typical IBS.
Thanks colitisjo, sounds like others suffer from this as well. Although not life threatening, it is very debilitating as it impedes your day. You do your thing, then go out and all of a sudden the burning and leakage. The more active you are the worse it is.... Please share a solution if you find one, and I will too!!!!
 

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Hi ColtThe only solution that works for me is when the BM's are firm and "normal" then I don't have any urgency, leakage or cramping. However, the million dollar question is "How to get the BM's firm and normal" LOL. Sometimes I have a good few days or even a week where this happens and I rack my brain trying to work out what I possibly have done different in my life/diet for this change then BAM back to a shitty day (pardon the pun).
 
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