After a bowel movement I have to wipe a lot—sometimes using 1/4 role of toilet tissue--this is everytime. I have had three colonscopies in the last ten years and they can not find anything wrong. I had surgery on my rectum for a cyst maybe 25 years ago and ever since I have had problems, but it has gotten worst in the last ten years. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
It sounds like you have done your due diligence in pinpointing the issue, through colonoscopies, doctor visits and more. This could be a symptom of Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)—I encourage you to review this slideshow on IBD to see if any of these symptoms could also apply to you.
In these times of heavy bowel movements, do you hear your stomach talking to you? It could be trying to say something—read this article to see if any of your adominal sounds relate to your condition. Following a healthy "stomach" diet could also help your heavy bowel movements subside.
Unfortunately, without knowing your entire medical history and reviewing your file, it would be difficult for me to pinpoint the issue and suggest a remedy. I urge you to speak with your doctor, and if you do not feel as though you got a sufficient answer then I suggest a second opinion.
I have the same problem. For as long as I can remember I have had difficult to clean up BM. Often I am using 1/4 or 1/2 a roll of TP. I hate going to the bathroom at work or any where other than home because of the amount of paper reeling off and several flushes so I don't plug the toilet. My anus sometimes bleeds from all the wiping, it can be quite irrititating to say the least. The last year I have been using moist flushable wipes, they are a life saver, no more bleeding. Still using a lot of them but at least it's easier. I don't really have abdominal pain or bloating but I'm not really regular. Sometimes have a BM twice in one day then skip two or three days then two days in a row.
Does anyone have any ideas what is going on. This is an embarrasing problem that does restrict somethings I do or places I go.
did you ever get answers tho your issue? i have the same thing going on. go to the bathroom wipe clean then 30 min later go back in there and wipe again and again and again!!!
Hi Art, I have the same problem..after every bowel movement I clean with a product call Balneol. I put it on a cotton ball and insert in in the rectum..it might take a few cotton balls to get it clean. I hope this helps
No offense, Art. But first consider how often you are wiping. Is it during the whole process or are you waiting till the end. If you wait till the end, you can conserve toilet paper. The next question I have is what type of TP do you buy. If you buy those cheap brands, they just don't go far. Any good dump with the cheap brands will quickly use up a roll of TP.
Okay, here's how to avoid that time-consuming mess. I drink one glass of Metamucil in the morning. I use the sugarless, which requires only one teaspoon-full in an 8 oz. glass of water. Before bed I take one or two Immodium AD, which was recommended by a doctor years ago. The combination of these two things have completely wiped away (pun intended) my problem of unwipable stools. Often I don't even need to wipe, it's that clean.
Another possibility is installing a bidet. I had a Japanese girlfriend who had one installed in the bathroom. It shot warm water into your anus and brought wiping to a minimum.
Either way, I hope you conquer this problem. I feel your pain.
Hey I started getting the same thing last year, and i have tried a lot of things to fix. I found taking a vitamin B tablet helped but didnt fix the problem. I stopped eating brown bread(bran content) and for the last 3 weeks ive had absolutely no problems, not even a hint. The only difference between my white bread and brown is there is bran in the brown. White bread tastes better anyway :)
I have the same problem and use a product called Tidy Tush. You put some on your toilet paper and it helps you wipe clean. The toilet paper doesn't get mushy and it takes only a couple of wipes. I also found that fiber pills work well as long as I remember to take them.
I have had the same problem for a couple of years now. I used a LOT of tp trying to get clean each time and having to repeat 2-3-4 times after that. I have not found a "cure" but did find a solution to the problem. I think someone else mentioned a bidet and that is my answer. About 4 months ago I found a bidet attachment on dailysteals com for $40. I decided it was worth risking the money. It fit directly on my toilet w/o any problems & attached to the existing valve. I have only seen it for sale on there one other time but from what I know now, I would buy it full price for the outcome.
It is giving yourself an enema after every bowl movement. It cleans me out completely and I don't have to worry about remembering to wipe myself 3 or 4 more times or walking around with dirty underwear. I highly recommend any type of bidet to solve the problems associated with this condition. TP is now for just drying my butt. Save a ton of $ on tp now too. :-)
I have dealt with this issue my whole life (31 now). It can keep you from doing many things that you enjoy and is extremely embarassing to say the least. This year after my conditions worsened I finally went to the doctor where I was violated for the first time and left completly embarassed. I was scheduled for a colonoscopy which came back with nothing to show. I completely cut wheat out of my diet or anything that has Gluten in it and what do you know my problems (wiping 1000 times and 30 minutes later having to do it again) went away..... This whole time of suffering with stomach cramps, 1000 wiper syndrom, feeling as if I still needed to go but couldnt went away. Being Gluten free can be a pain in the ass but not as bad as the other alternative!!!!!! Hope this helps. oh yea try a cleansing product and then go gluten free and see what happens. Give it a month to see results and make sure what you are eating and drinking does nto contain gluten. Beer is a no no
I dampen the toilet paper beginning with the seond wipe..and may even use a bit f soft soap.... Keeps me from getting hemmoroids and bleeding...but I will try some metamucil after reading these posts.
I have or had the same problem, for about 6 years now. I don't wear white underwear anymore because I don't want my wife to know. But it seems to have gone away or cleared up as of a week ago. I started taking Protandim about 3 weeks ago, not for this issue but for general health reasons. And to my surprise i am back down from a half a roll of TP to only 2 or 3 wipes. My insides for some reason just fill much healthier. I really think my problem is over. If you want to know about more about this product or try it, you can go to my web site www.mylifevantage.com/victormjohnson Yes, I liked it so much that I became a distributor.
That product is for Oxidative Stress. It does not address having to wipe a lot to get clean or why you have wet feces to wipe after having a stool. Any other ideas?