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admired1 02-07-2006 07:32 PM

rectal issues
Hello all, This is really embarassing but I really need some advice, I've been having a hard time making a good bowel movement, sometimes I'll put my fingers in there (you know what I mean) and that helps sometimes, but last night I started bleeding when I strained to make a bowel movement and now it burns really bad :eek: when I try to make a bowel movement or when I sit in the bathtub to take a bath, my question is, does anyone have a clue of what could be wrong and can I take an over-the-counter medication that can help me.

Harry 02-07-2006 11:24 PM

Re: rectal issues
The problem is usually you are not intaking enough fiber in your diet and drinking enough water daily.

A person needs 25 to 35 grams of fiber daily to make their intestine work. It also needs to be a combination of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Also you need to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily.

Soluble fiber absorbs fluid and bulks up your stool and insoluble fiber makes the intestines contract so your intestines functions ---moving things along.

No fiber is in all meats, seafood and all dairy products.

Insoluble fiber is mostly all fruits, veggies (including greens) and nuts/ seeds and the brans in cereals.

Soluble fiber is the inner part of all grains -- like rice, corn. oats. barley & wheat -- the outside part is insoluble. Beans & peas are soluble and root veggies like potatoes -- both sweet and white, carrots, beets, turnips & chicory root. And-- of course the fiber supplements like Metamucil/psyllium, Citrucel and Benefiber-- even Fiber Choice are all soluble fiber.

I wish you well---Harry

admired1 02-11-2006 09:18 PM

Re: rectal issues
Thanks Harry, I will definately start to include much more water and fiber into my diet.

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