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Old 01-18-2011, 07:25 PM   #1
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What to do for Incomplete Evacuation???

I have had the feeling of incomplete evacuation for a years now and when I stick my finger up there I would feel there is stool almost trapped in the rectum that just would not come out no matter how hard I pushed. Sometimes I was forced to just leave it in there which caused me to have stomach discomfort and bloating, and the trapped stool hardens and sticks to the inside. I also have white/yellowish mucus that comes out as a result of this.

I take fiber daily and miralax and I do not have trouble going, but a little bit seems to get stuck in the rectum each time I have a BM. The stool is soft and I almost wish it was a little bit harder so I could just push everything out at once. I just had a PPH with that hope of alleviating this issue, but stool still seems to be getting stuck there but now I cannot push due to just getting this surgery on friday.

The Colorectal Surgeon that performed the Op did not really have a great answer for me, he said that my prolapsed hemm's might be causing the incomplete evacuation, but now that I have had the surgery I still have the same issue.

PLEASE HELP, I am 25 and have been suffering with this since 17 :-(!!!!!!

 
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:43 AM   #2
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Re: What to do for Incomplete Evacuation???

i had that after surgery for hemorrhoid and fissure,checkout my past threads for diet options. i followed a blended diet for month after surgery
and soft which gave me complete bowel movement form it.
checkout my threads for this you might need a test which can be done to
see the poop coming out .anorectum test

 
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:36 AM   #3
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Re: What to do for Incomplete Evacuation???

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I have had the feeling of incomplete evacuation for a years now and when I stick my finger up there I would feel there is stool almost trapped in the rectum that just would not come out no matter how hard I pushed. Sometimes I was forced to just leave it in there which caused me to have stomach discomfort and bloating, and the trapped stool hardens and sticks to the inside. I also have white/yellowish mucus that comes out as a result of this.

I take fiber daily and miralax and I do not have trouble going, but a little bit seems to get stuck in the rectum each time I have a BM. The stool is soft and I almost wish it was a little bit harder so I could just push everything out at once. I just had a PPH with that hope of alleviating this issue, but stool still seems to be getting stuck there but now I cannot push due to just getting this surgery on friday.

The Colorectal Surgeon that performed the Op did not really have a great answer for me, he said that my prolapsed hemm's might be causing the incomplete evacuation, but now that I have had the surgery I still have the same issue.

PLEASE HELP, I am 25 and have been suffering with this since 17 :-(!!!!!!
hi, there are 2 things you could try. get a small stool, put your feet on it and lean forward with elbows on knees. like yor reading. AND RELAX. Whatever you do never strain. have patience and wait and see if it happens naturally. You must relax and you can push gently from the abs. Got that from a top hospital in london. How about a private irrigation. It did help me. Anything thats safe is worth trying and if needed to pay out 4. Good luck

 
Old 01-20-2011, 10:07 AM   #4
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Re: What to do for Incomplete Evacuation???

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hi, there are 2 things you could try. get a small stool, put your feet on it and lean forward with elbows on knees. like yor reading. AND RELAX. Whatever you do never strain. have patience and wait and see if it happens naturally. You must relax and you can push gently from the abs. Got that from a top hospital in london. How about a private irrigation. It did help me. Anything thats safe is worth trying and if needed to pay out 4. Good luck
Thank you for the reply. I have been using the method where I place my feet on a stool and it still doesn't get every bit out. I have been using a water enema to clean myself out and that causes a little bit more to escape, but I do this in the comfort of my home, how am I going to do this at work or when I am out? It doesn't feel particularly great to have fecal matter trapped inside the rectum and then walk around like that all day.

 
Old 01-20-2011, 11:05 AM   #5
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Re: What to do for Incomplete Evacuation???

Ive never heard of a water enema what is that? do u get that from your gp? either way that wont do what a privately paid 4 irrigation would do. I had 2 have 4. Which cost 60 pounds each. i know its alot of money but it worked 4 me and u mite need only 2. Its worth considering

 
Old 01-21-2011, 05:19 PM   #6
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Re: What to do for Incomplete Evacuation???

Hello everyone,
I also started having this problem after a mostly failed sphincteroplasty and read your posts. Marion what exactly is an irrigation that you mention? I've never heard of it and I wonder if we have it here in the US. My solution has been the water enema, after trying the relaxation thing which some days I have to admit I don't have the patience for. As far as work and being out I always carry a small (children's size) enema bottle with me filled with water so that I can use it in a bathroom stall if I have to. It seems to work pretty well. The feeling of something there is really annoying and my sphincters don't always work so doing the enema usually solves the problem. Women can put them in their bags, Im afraid I've forgotten if Igm is a he or a she. But where there's a will there's a way. I think that might be my wine talking. Good luck with it. Hope it improves for you.
Penny

 
Old 01-21-2011, 06:55 PM   #7
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Re: What to do for Incomplete Evacuation???

I am a male, and yes an water enema works really well in getting everything out. Unfortunately I do not have the luxury of being a woman and carrying a purse so I will have to figure out a way around this at work. I just had a PPH done a week ago and some of my previous bowel issues are a lot better, but the Incomplete Evacuation is still present and extremely annoying. I also think the Staple Hemmerhoidepoxy that I had done was not performed well as I still have a large Hemmerhoid remaining that seems to prolapse a bit. I have a feeling I am going to need rubberband ligation to correct the shotty surgery, but I suppose I don't mind as long as the issue is fully corrected.

 
Old 05-18-2011, 01:45 PM   #8
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Re: What to do for Incomplete Evacuation???

Hi, I have been experiencing all of the symptoms you have listed. I have seen a few doctors about the issue and the visits resulted in a sigmoidoscopy and a colonoscopy where everything came back to normal. I was also seeing a nutritional specialist for about 3 months and nothing came of that either. I've always had the feeling of something being stuck in my rectum and like you, I almost wish the stool was a bit harder so i may be able to push it out but just to be on the safe side I accepted what the doctors advised and went through with it. I have tried the water enema and it has proven to be effective but if I use it too frequently I become tolerant to it and the enema loses it's effect. Does anybody know what might be causing this as I've heard many things from nerve damage to improper balance between the rectum and anus. So, have you found any other solutions other than the enema.

 
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