Hi all, i'm a first time poster. I've always had this problem, but i've never had the balls to see my doctor about it because it wouldn't feel right.
After going to the toilet for a poop, i find that after i've wiped up, i feel like i have to go back and wipe again maybe 30 mins or a couple of hours later. It's as if there's always something there. It also makes me not go out much, because this problem combined with bowel sweat can unfortuntaely smell bad sometimes.
I may be wronmg, but i'd imagine most people wipe their backside once to three times then that's that. I have to use a fair bit of tissue, and i never feel emptied or comfortable really.
Thank you for any helpful advice or comments that might come my way, s i know people have enough on there plate in here.
Usually when you have the type of stool that makes it necessary for many wipings it is caused by the kind of food that you are eating--- too much insoluble fibre.
To have normal BMs a person needs to intake 25 to 35 grams of fibre daily and it needs to be a combination of both soluble fibre that bulks up the stool with fluids and insoluble fibre that causes intestinal muscle contractions to move digested food along and out.
Everyone is different and eats differently so it may take some time for you to determine the type fiber you need. But most people do not get enough of the water soluble fiber -- so they take a supplement-- and drink more water.
I take psyllium seed husk fibre twice daily and with my diet and 8 glasses of water daily--- it works for me.
Thanks for the replies folks. I've tried going down the high fibre route before, it did improve my movements, but not to the point where everything is evacuated. I've also tried fibresure and milk of mangesia, still dosen't do the job 100%.
Misty you say that Miralax is over the counter, going by your name i take it is over the counter in America. I will try and see if it's over here.
Say for example i should take 35% fibre a day, how much should be soluble and insoluble ?
Last edited by thisnamewilldo; 07-11-2008 at 02:38 AM.