Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Art Lewis, Community Member, asks

Q: I have to wipe a lot after bowel movement--sometimes using a 1/4 role of toilet tissue

After a bowel movement I have to wipe a lot sometimes using 1/4 role of toilet tissue--this is everytime. If my stool is hard only wiping not as much, but still using a lot of toilet paper. I have had three colonscopy 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 every since I have had problems, but it has gotten worst in the last ten years.

 

Please Help--my doctor does not know what is wrong.

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9/ 7/08 10:37am

Art, I'm not quite sure what having to "wipe a lot" means to you.

 

I'm guessing thatwhat you mean is, when you have have loose stools, you feel like you are finished with the bowel movement, but when you wipe yourself, even though you thought you were done, there's still more stool to go?

 

The end of your question was cut off, so I don't know what else you intended to say. So, if you still have concerns, please write again.

 

Hope

 

 

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9/ 7/08 10:40am

Art, I'm not quite sure what having to "wipe a lot" means to you.

 

I'm guessing thatwhat you mean is, when you have have loose stools, you feel like you are finished with the bowel movement, but when you wipe yourself, even though you thought you were done, there's still more stool to go?

 

The end of your question was cut off, so I don't know what else you intended to say. So, if you still have concerns, please write again.

 

Hope

 

 

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Valerie Neumanski, Community Member
9/22/08 12:34am

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.

 

 

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Pat, Community Member
10/ 4/09 8:06am

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

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Kevin, Community Member
10/26/09 8:43pm

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.

Thanks

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knickel, Community Member
4/ 2/11 10:44am

I had the same problem.  I'd have to wipe all day it seemed.  The fiber drink Metamucil saved me from these problems.  I tried other fiber drinks but none worked as good as the "Old Peoples Tang" as I like to call it.  It works so good that sometimes after I go I don't even need to wipe. Paper is clean.  Weird eh?

 

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eric, Community Member
7/20/11 1:07pm

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!!!

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Andy95, Community Member
9/17/11 3:03pm

 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.

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CrispinRobles, Community Member
12/ 6/12 2:52pm

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.

 

Leonard

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Vic, Community Member
12/23/12 3:28pm

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.



Thanks

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Groggy, Community Member
6/ 5/14 7:25pm

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?

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Michael319, Community Member
7/ 4/13 7:46am

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 :)

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fs, Community Member
10/14/13 8:46pm

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.

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S. Soltani, Community Member
10/25/13 7:25pm
I suggest washing. I know it doesn't sound convenient but it is the gentlest method when you spend half of your day going to the bathroom and wiping so many times can be really painful. I take a bottle of water or cup with me (at home I installed a hand bidet). Reply
chinggism, Community Member
1/17/14 1:59pm

Your problem is most likely due to an excess of a certain type of bacteria as well as a lack of dietary fiber.   If you reduce the sugars and eat more insoluable and soluable fiber you wil be able to experience what I call  "clean drop"  you wil wipe and find little or no residue.  To another poster,  f you can't wear white underwear because you do not knwo how to clean your anus properly you are in trouble and should also consider showering after a BM.   Keep this in mind if there is a significant amount of fecal residue all over your buttocks and anus after you have a BM, what is your colon on the inside like?  With a clean drop you can be assured that you are clean from the inside out and the potential causes of COLON CANCER have been "dropped out" along with having a cleaner and more sanitary lifestyle.   ALways ways with soap and some water after a BM clean drop or not. Pharmacies sell mositened tissue just for that purpose.  USE IT.   Get used to eating less sweet foods ..  and try adding this to your diet.  In the morning Plain old fashioned Oatmeal full grain NOT the powered sugared flavored packet mess  sold in the stores in a box...  add a touch of butter   ( yes butter ) and if you REALLY need a touch of sweetness, get Panela ( evaporated cane juice sold in slabs.. just google "panela")   shave a FEW grains into the thick mix of oats  and eat.  At night before sleep take a cup of Metamucil or the generic physillium drink.   I always make it in cold water and make it thicker and drink it quickly with another glass of water afterwards.  The fiber wil not only clean you but keep you hydrated during the night as your bowels absorb the water bound up in the fiber and the cleans your pipes at the same time.  IF you are over 35 and your doctor says ok  dont forget to take a baby asprin as well..  STOP the SUGAR...  LOWER it.   if you do pig out on sugar, take a Pepto Bismal or generic tablet or two to lower the bacterial population growth that happens when you flood your gut with sugar.  Ditch  the sugar sodas also. YOu wil soon experience a "clean drop" with little or no residue on your anus and buttocks. Remember when you are on the toilet that EVERYthing covering an dinside the seat ( for guys you know what I am talking about) is EXPOSED to FECAL matter from splashing and flushing. you are literaly creating a FECAL  shower that you bathe your bottem and privates in.   The CLEANER your BM   the more SANITARY you as a person you are and any one else that is exposed to you is.    WASH your bottom and then go and WASH YOUR HANDS   I see way to many people in restrooms get up and walk RIGHT OUT. ( and then get offended if you don't want to shake their hands!)    DISGUSTING  to sum it up LESS SUGAR MORE  REAL FIBER  

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KCL, Community Member
4/16/14 2:35pm

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

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thephnx, Community Member
6/ 4/14 3:17pm

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. :-)

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By Art Lewis, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/05/14, First Published: 06/18/08