How do you wipe properly, I am serious.
I just found these boards and thought I might as well ask. I have always been a bit screwy when it came to this department. I used to plug the toilet all the time when I was little, I would use half a roll of toilet paper every time.
Now im older, 24, and I do not plug the toilet but I have other issues. I wipe a lot and I am now experiencing negative effects from it. I am quite sure I have a hemroid, although aisde from being able to see the little bump I do not think it has caused any problems for me. I do get what is called "anal itch." I know it sounds gross, but it is basically from inflaming or irritating the area from over wiping.
I tried to switch to baby wipes and they helped a bit, but my main problem is I still have to wipe about 10+ times each BM. Almost every BM I irritate my bottom from this and I know that it is only going to get more severe as I get older.
I eat very healthy, I play sports and exercise, I am just a generally healther male, 5'7, 150 pounds. My BM's are usually on the soft side I think, I dont have much to compare with though. Sometimes I get a nice BM where it is pretty hard and it comes out very clean and I am done in 3-4 wipes. I take it this is what is normal.
Anyway, I really do not want to have to take a shower every single time I go to the bathroom, and during the day there isnt even a place to shower if this was neccessarry.
I do not strain on the toilet and I do not pinch BM's off. I am quite relaxed and out it comes, but it always seems to take a lot of time to clean. I wipe normally front to back, I have tried wetting toilet paper, and everything.
Can anyone point me to a website or have any information. I am very serious, and I dread having to think about any more problems developing because of something simple I am doing wrong. Thanks.