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    I have uncontrollable urges to go to the toilet in which results in watery faeces. After 3 days of this ongoing issue it seems to have gotten worse and now my bottom leaks watery faeces into my underwear without me being able to control it or actually knowing.





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    I have always only opened my bowels 1-2 times per week since I was a child (I am now 37, female), but in the past few years I have become feeling really backed up and uncomfortable inbetween bowel movements, with my upper abdomen distending and feeling very solid. When the urge to have a bowel movement finally comes, I do not have to strain to pass the faeces and they are mid brown in colour and reasonably soft and continuous like faeces should be. However, they are often 3 inches in diameter and 10 inches long - ie huge! I have come to expect that I will block the loo regulalrly and sometimes try "nipping it off" half way through, and flushing after one lump and certainly between faeces and putting toilet paper down the toilet to try to prevent this. After such a bowel movement I feel very light and empty, and stretched, although I know I do not tear the anus as there is no blood spotting. However, surely this is not normal? Is there anything I can do to help make me more regular? My GP has suggested I have "sluggish bowel" and that I'll just have to live with it as there is no cure. He has prescribed lactulose to try to stimulate peristalsis, but this doesn't seem to have any effect (and is expensive at £5 a week). I eat a balanced diet and have always eaten plenty of fruit and veg. I am also on an anti-depressant called Sertraline 50mg daily, however this doesn't seem to be the cause as when I have been off these for many months, my bowel movements are the same as when I am on them. I find it is worse on the run-up to starting my period, with sometimes a whole week without a bowel movement before finally going one the day I start menstruating. Please have you any suggestions to improve my bowel movement frequency and abdominal discomfort.





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    hi im lucky if i go twice a week. im not in good health tho and on alot of medication. Ive also started getting severe cramping pains and only thing to relieve it is to sit on loo. anyways, in answer to your question i find that by clenching your fist then firmly massaging your outer bowels helps the stools to move as well as taking 10mg of LACTULOSE SOLUTION before going to sleep helps soften the stools overnight ready for next day. sometimes it works,and sometimes it doesnt as everyone is different. ive also faound ( it might wirk for you too ) drinking 1 pint of water an hr before sleep and eating 6 dried prunes and 6 dried apricots. if all above fails,be persistant but polite to your general practitioner to sort it out,after-all.. thats theur job !

    I too take 50 mg aday of zoloft for depression and anxiety i have bad case of it but this remember effects our levels in bathroom too if i panic or stress out our digest system becomes slow divesting food and can resort in mikd constipation but i eat activia yogurt raisin brand bf veges loads water prune juice is daily salads chicken fish i try stay on a ok eating i also suffer from greds diease reflux i take pevicaid daily i just truly started eating solids again cause of my throat issue but this morning i took movement it wascsoft then i felt not emptt so i checked with my finger i had semi hard pellets stuck so i used a kil bit warm water enema and tryed getting restcout so i belive it helped i also only do this if absolute ness suppositories i hear help my doctor said use metamucil but ill wait cause if u dont drink water tons wit it boy u get worse constipation crazy i know bur i pray too and jesus hears us hope we get well asap in jesus name amen

    I have been suffering with internal haemorrhoids since i had my daughter 2yrs ago now and every time ive gone to the doctors have been told to buy over the counter products which haven't worked i constantly feel i need to empty my bowels which i struggle to be able to do and when i eventually do its more blood then faeces it also stings when i go. what can i do next to convince the doctors to do something? it has put a lot of strain on my relationship as well as everything else!!





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    I had the same problem after my second child at 32 but I have always had a constipation problem and been strainining since i was 19 years old, so its not surprising. The creams are no good only the steroid suppositories helped until I felt better. Eating a pear a day stops me being constipated and if I'm too busy I take movicol.

    When I go to the loo I have to go straight after I have eaten. When i do go my faeces is almost like rabbit droppings? small and lots and lots. I could always go when I sit on the loo i can pass a solid every time? This all started after I had my daughetr nearly 3 years ago.





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    My Husband has a blood stained semen, i think its blood but its like a dark blood even brownish not as fresh blood colour, any thoughts please





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    My anus leaks, even after cleaning myself. After a few hours I have to wipe my anus as it leaks a little. Its worse if I have very soft faeces. I'm 40 year old male.





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    I have the same problem. I remember an EB programme where a lady had an internal "bulge" in the side of her bowel which temporarily stored and then leaked poo. I think they found a solution but I can't remember what it was! Anyone else???

    The internal bulge sounds like a rectal prolapse, and the 'pocket' where faeces get stuck is called a rectocele. Both conditions can be treated surgically with an operation called a 'mesh rectopexy'. I don't have these problems myself but know of others who have, and they've had the rectopexy procedure with great results. There are online support groups for people with bladder and bowel trouble, so have a search online - there's lots of help and advice out there.

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    I've been on a detox diet for a week and my faeces has turned a light brown. The smell is pretty awful too. I have gone off all grains (including rice, quinoa etc), yeast, sugar/sweeteners of any kind and dairy. The diet allows meat, veggies, fruit and nuts.





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    Did you check the diet with a doctor? You may be missing out on nutrients that you need. If they are loose, you may not be getting enough fibre. I would suggest going to the doctor, especially since it has changed as a result of this diet.

    Hi, Usually in the evening my anus is a little itch and when I scratch it there are like little brown tiny things round my anal hole. I can pick them up with my fingers. Sometimes they are white and sometimes they are brown. I thought it was worms and took worming tablets but they are still there. Sometimes there are quite a few of them and sometimes hardly any. I thought at first it could be dried faeces. Any ideas?





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    Thread worm. Ask the Pharmcist for "worm syrup". It will clear them up quickly

    I was taking cilest and had a suspected blood clot. I dont know if it was a blood clot or not. Iv been to my GP and they said it was just chest pain. Iv had blood tests and have something wrong with my blood, aparantly it is more prone to clots. I was then puton cerazette but it wasnt working for me. What other contraception can i take?





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    Hey I'm 16 and I have pinworms , my anal region is itching like hell and I've found a few little white worms in my faeces and around my bum . I'm too scared to tell my parents and daren't go to a doctor ! Also I'm on my period at the moment and I'm scared that these worms could somehow burry into my tampon ! I don't bite my nails and I shower every morning(allways have done) , what should I do ?!





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    Buy a medication called Ovex, you dont need a prescription.

    I have spots on my bum what is this and all ways itchy if some one can help don't wanna go see a doctor ???

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    I have a skin tag on the anus but also have piles. Sometimes when I pass faeces i notice quite a lot of blood which is bright red so am not sure if it us my piles or something more. I also have to push my bottom/vagina to remove my faeces but also I will wipe and I am more faeces comes out





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    I am a 59 year old male, and for the past year and a bit, my faeces have become noticably very strong smelling, and comparable to the odour of dog faeces! I've been to my GP, had a blood test, and results are apparently "satisfactory. he suggests I might have diverticulosis, but I am still concerned about the strong smell. I tend to be loose and frequent, but DO NOT get pain. My cousin had diverticulitis, and recently surgeons operated and found a large bowel abcess, and now she has a colostomy! I'm a bit worried and would appreciate your comments.





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    I find it difficult to empty my bowels without holding tissue paper on my perineum and I can feel it bulge in that area. Sometimes I am having to use my other hand to press down on my bum cheeks to direct my faeces towards the anal opening. It is painful to pass stools. I also find that I am getting some faeces on my undergarments which is very embarassing. I have been to see my GP and then the hospital who say that I am now to be referred to an Anal Specialist.





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    Ive had a rectocele and cystocele operation 7 years ago.It was a perineal procedure.Iam 62 and for about the last 2 years my anus is protruding about 1inch from my body.I have pains wanting to go to the toilet..but I sit down on the toilet and wait. I have to press on my perineum to evacuate the faeces.I cannot feel any faeces leaving my body...and seem to have lost muscle tone to defecate.I eat well .brown bread,weetabix,and fruit....





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    i cannot afford operation ..i have bleeding piles 2nd phase....i tried everything 2 get rid of it...ate a lot of fiber food had lot of brisk exercise....but still smtyms my faeces comes out with attached blood....i can not afford operation sir so what shall i do to get rid of it





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    Have you heard that 'burglers' (house-robbers) often 'leave' faeces in the premises. They are often nervous and exited about this criminal activity. YOU need to pass faeces as you say, when YOU get NERVOUS about something, or EXITED..This is because a 'branch' of the Central Nervous system ( The sympathetic nervous system) 'kicks' in, and like the burglar, you need to defaecate. As for the urgency to defaecate very soon after 'dining-out', I would imagine that the exitement/pleasure of the event has the same effect on your Symp.Nerv.System. David.

    I have been told what I do to empty my bowels is called manual extraction. Unless I have diarreah I have to take the faeces out myself. Or ease it out by putting toilet paper around my finger and pumping slightly at the entrance to my anus. I would not say I suffer with constipation so this worries me enormously as I often make myself bleed (fresh blood) I feel this is not normal and not something I can really talk about.





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    I too havectry do that it hard how do you sucess to do that removing it your self? I eat veges raisin brand i drink loads water prubejuice etc i get bk up sometimes idk out thier has be answers i pray we get healthy relief too i take zolodt 50 mg but my doc said that not issue maybe my anxiety depression slows my diges track whe n i get attacks painic! Hoope we get well soon in jesus name amen

    I have been suffering with a problem for years, sometime fresh blood is discharged, a doctor told me I had a fungal infection and prescribed sheriproct which did no good.It looks likes tags and I find anal hygiene difficult, sometimes after emptying my bowels, I find I wipe that extra bit, and more faeces comes down.It is an embarrasing situation to live with and do not know where to go for expert help





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    TMAU -in a survey online the majority of people reported their smell was like faeces.Its not always 'rotten fish' so I hope the programme makes that clear. I occasionally get a very strong escape of urine/fish smell - no leakage! Mostly my strong clouds of smell are like strong meaty/bovril,instant soup smell. Some days I smell like faeces/sick at a low level all day - particularly if I've had stomach upset. I try to eat the minimum during working week,never eat during day,only chicken sandwich for dinner. Its difficult to hold onto the job, and people just think you don't wash or dont stop farting!





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    I was given an ultrascan to detect PCOS, but my GP said it was more likely to be Endometriosis not PCOS when the tests came back. I have naturally irregular periods, regulated by the pill and suffer with v bad IBS, dominated by diahorea. Passing motions is usually painful and I get terrible wind too. This morning I started my period and had 4 bouts of diahorrea,( nothing uncommon here, as time of the month often messes with my guts) this time with a lot of blood in it. (I'm positive it wasn't vaginal bleeding) I quite often have lower back pain - a dull ache usually and don't eat wheat or dairy as these tend to exacerbate my IBS and make life v painful. Why now have I passed blood in my faeces - Could it be linked to the endometriosis and what should I do about it?





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    i had piles banded last year and was fine for six months , i have the same symptoms starting againi don't have blood or pain just after i have had a bowel motion ,a short while after i get burning which sometimes can last all day ,somedays i am fine,i have an app to see about getting more banded,could there be another reason why i am getting burning after a bm,sometimes my stomach feels very acidy could i have acid in my faeces which is causing the burning





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    Hi I have some unpleasant bowel stuff going on, for about 10 years I have had a problem with a mucus discharge from my anus, it is very itchy and sometimes acidic. It often is tainted with faeces. More recently my stool has become very dark and has the consistency of modelling clay (it smears down the back of the loo- but there is no blood apparent), I feel bloated much of the time, and the need to go to the toilet has gone from once a day (normally), to two to three times a day (but with an urgency element about it). Does anyone have any ideas what this may be? and how I can stop it, or at least relieve the mucus?





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    How do I order a home test kit for screening of my faeces?





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    For the past week now iv my faeces are little balls, loads of them.. This is unusual cause i always pass normally, why am i getting this?





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    i am really embarrassed by this problem.i get these birps that smell of faeces,like ive got smelly wind but it comes out in a birp.





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    I had a c section 2 years ago and have had the same as you since. I had diagnosed Endo before I was pregnant with immense unbearable pain (bowel/bottom and tummy). Since having my son I don't have the pain (only a little under control with Naproxen) but it seems as though the birth changed something in my bowel because I now bleed from it rather than having the pain (and not always when I am on my period). Sometimes it is water/mucus that I pass, sometime blood and sometimes faeces as it has made me incontinent. I am supposed to be having a hysterectomy/bowel resection but am awaiting a call from the hospital. It was nice (not nice for you, but hopefully you know what I mean)to hear someone say they had a similar thing to me though because with Endo you usually just hear of the pain and the infertility issues.

    I was frightened by passing, about once per week, what looked like black flaky powder around my stools. The time of the week coincided with the day I took Fosamax for osteoporosis. I reported this to the doctor who seemed puzzled and told me to stop the Fosamax while she organised a test on my stools. The black powder disappeared after stopping the Fosamax, except for the first miss, when it appeared two days afterwards. From then forward, nothing. The faeces test was negative for blood. Can I go back to Fosamax as it's only once a week and I'm afraid of forgetting to take the (every day) alternative. I take a lot of other medication because I have Parkinson's disease.





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    You mentioned about the option of sending off faeces for analysis (3 bags I think) on the program but I could find no reference to it on the web site. Can you provide further details please?





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    I am a vegetarian and rarely eat any sweet foods.When I have the urge to empty my bowels which is about twice a week.My faeces are quite hard and are small and round.Is this normal.Thank You.





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    Hello i am 54 and always have trouble cleaning myself after going to the loo. it seems that i leave some of the faeces behind and quite often have to have a bath or shower after, which is not always convenient..also i can't always tell when my bowels need to be opened anymore i just go for a wee and then i often do a small poo as well, please help this is ruining my life x





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