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    Hi I'm 28 years old and for the last 3 years I have had a bad bowel issue. I don't go poo on a regular basis I may go 2 times a week. But the issues I'm having that is causing me problems is I can't control my bowels I mess myself and in public:(. It has gotten worse in the last 12 months and I'm unable to be close to my partner in the last 2 months as it got so bad it really embarrass me to admit this. But it is hurting the relationship we have. I also I have uncontrollable farting and I have not gotten much help from my doctors. I even had to buy and wear adult dippers. Just to be sure I won't mess myself in public any more. Please can you give me any information that I can then give to my doctor to try to sort this out.





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    Hi when my bowels pass and I clean myself, but about 3 times a day i need to go back to the toilet not to empty my bowels but to clean myself as it seems that i ain't cleaned properly (but i know i have the first time) seems like my bowels leak without me knowing, it also smells bad, is there any thing i can do for this problem? i was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis a few years back but that only caused me to go to hospital two or three times in 10 years.





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    i cant empty my bowels unless i insert my fingers into my vagina and push backwards. if i go normally which is not often i still feel my bowels full and have to remove it in the above way





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    i have the same problem i dont wanna go gp coz i have been the past few weeks becous i have had syptomes of a ovaactive bladder(still goin threw tests) i am 21 n evary time i need 2 go 4 a poo its like i am costipated and hard 4 me 2 go but when i go i get alot of blood like the loo warter turns bright red and it hurts atlot i have sufferd from tears in the past could thay be reopaning plz some1 get bk 2 me thanks

    yes I have to do that otherwise I cant go unless I take senakot x 12 in 1 go

    I have problems with opening my bowels, I have to put my fingers up my bowels to be able to evacuate properly, I also ocaasionally suffer from anal phishers due to bowel problems, I have had a surgery regarding this once many years ago, but now I have another one that needs treatment. I feel I need help, I can go poo but I always feel its not eliminating enough to make me feel better. Every morning I wake up 2 hours before drink lots of tea an water to be able to go. I feel this problem tht I need to put assist my bowels by my fingers is really geting me down....soooo please help me!





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    i have for as long as i can remember, and im now middle aged, that i have to use my fingers to empty my bowels, it leaves me with a horrible cramping feeling afterwards, and lately everytime i eat, my tummy cramps minuters layer and i feel like i need to poo, then when i go to the toilet nothing happens?, i also have a jelly like substance coming out instead of poo, I hate this, i feel like my life is built around making sure i have the peace and time to go to the toilet, holidays are outta the quesion, how can i get better, im way to embarrassed to tell my doc because of this, can anyone help?

    I too suffer from the same embarassing condition. I have had numerous op's on that part of my body including a prolapsed bladder (it worked ) this I think has led to the vaginal wall collapsing, I have had leakage for some time now and like you I have to sometimes!! use my fingers to try to empty my bowel which I hate and even then cannot go properly. I have lesions in my spinal cord and have been told that this is probably why this happens. This problem has taken over my life and when I go anywhere I have to know where the toilets are etc., I wont stay in anyone else's house, holidays are a nightmare. I am having another op to see if this problem can be rectified but it is not guarranteed that it will work so I am trying to stay positive.

    I am 51 years old... a year ago I had an operation for piles... since then when I open my bowels I have to keep cleaning myself for ages as my bowel seems to leak afterwards... It's getting to a point where I hate opening my bowels... Please Help!!!! thank you x





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    I've got exactly the same problem. I get leakage after a bowel motion. I seem to be there ages wiping but never getting clean. Then after this I get further movement which requires another trip to the loo . I can never keep clean. It is horrible. Any answers to what is causing it would really help.

    I too get this exact same thing. Im worried that if i don't get the problem sorted il end up with bowl cancer or another serious problem. Im too scared to go to the doctors. I know i should. Has this problem got a name & does anyone know what will help get rid of it?

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    Hi I've had on off problems with my bowels for a couple of years now but recently I have become reliant on laxatives to help open my bowels. Over the last few months I have been getting a sharp pain in the left side of my neck when I eat food, feel constipated or open my bowels. I feel silly going to my gp because they probably think im always moaning about either stomach pains or constipation. I recently have had surgery on my ovaries and o am wondering if this could of caused the pain in my neck? Any tips or advice would be grateful





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    After I've opened my bowels and have cleaned extremely well it always feels like something going to come out or is literally hanging out and it takes a couple of hours for this feeling to subside. But I get this feeling everytime I open my bowels.please help.





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    I am a 26 year old woman. I have had an issue with my bowels since I have had an issue with my bowels for the last 8 years. I do not empty my bowels regularly and have visited my GP on regular occasions about this but have not had any investigations into this issue other than verbal conversations. I have been taking movicol every day (2 to 4 sachets and 8 when I am impacted) for over a year and am now on mebeverine and mintec 3 times a day. I have very painful abdominal contractions when I am suffering from and impaction and have been known to pass out on the toilet. I have been hospitalized when impacted as this seems to lower my blood pressure drastically and cause migraines. I am very worried as there is a history of bowel cancer in my family and am not sure what this is. I have suffered with piles since this problem with consipation started and have really struggled with my weight. I have been told this is possiably IBS but i am not sure. Can you please let me know what this is and what action I can take?





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    hiya dani , you sound very much the same as me , i to have had the same sort of problems, first it was ibs now doctors say it might be wheat or gluten intolerance, i have had the same problem for 18 months. when my bowel is impaced it overflows causing me to need the loo all the time, so docs giv me med to make me go and to stop me going, its awful and i still have no answers, try cutting down on wheat products it may help you ,, good luck.

    i give birth to my baby girl 9WEEKS ago and got piles but the doctor pushed them back up and never had a problem with them but for about 4 weeks everytime i open my bowels i have a pass blood thats fresh and there is a lot off it but only happens when i open my bowels i cant feel any piles and does hurt when i sit down





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    I have uncontrollable flatulence and I am not aware that I have passed any wind until there is a very unpleasant smell. It is stopping me from having a life. Can you help?





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    Blame it on someone near you. Look around and be like urgh who was that along with eeveryone else

    I suffered the same for about 1 year. I underwent many tests including endoscopy but nothing serious was wrong. I took all types of anti acids but the condition continued. Early this year, I underwent food intolerance test and I was told to stop eating some of the food - wheat, mushroom, ginger, beans etc etc. As soon as I stopped eating this food, my stomach is normal and no more smelly farts.

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    I have also suffered from uncontrollable wind almost 'all my life'. It has caused me intense stress and worry in all kinds of social situations. BUT I HAVE NOW DISCOVERED THE CAUSE: please pass it on. As soon as I hit menopause it all stopped!!!! Except for the occasional bits of wind that everyone gets, I don't have the uncontrollable wind ALL DAY LONG. So, it seems we ladies have an extra burden due to ovulation. The cure may be a hysterectomy. I wish I'd known earlier about this, but at 52 I started to live a normal life and my bowels are performing normally. I used to blame lactose intolerance, onions, beans, peas, etc etc but they were innocent. I hope this message reaches all ladies with similar problem.

    I have been told that I have IBS after going into hospital and having the usual TV inserted inside me (I think it's an endoscopy). Because my Colon was contracting when it shouldn't have done they said it is definately IBS. However, I also notice that when my bowels are full I am constantly going to the loo during the night and day, but as soon as I empty my bowels I do not go to the loo as much. I drink water, eat fruit and veg etc etc. The only thing that makes me open my bowels is the Dulocolax tablets which I try not to take too regular. I had an hysteroctomy aprox 18 years ago and this is when it all started. Could my bladder be fused to my bowels? Only a suggestion because my Doctor seems to think the waterworks is due to stress incontinance!!





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    Hi,i am very very concerned about my bowels? if it is that? for about 4 - 5 months i have been suffering from an everday dull ache, and sometimes excruciating pain,on my right side of my stomach. was examined at the time,the doctor said it was just a spasm in my bowels.the nearest i can explain the pain to is a stitch? I have bought over the counter medication,for ailments associated with the bowels(ie)wind etc,nothing has worked. My mother has suffered with bowels ailments for years,nearly died on one occasion. Do not have faith in my local doctors, because the doctors are changing on a weekly basis. Good advice would greatly be appreciated.





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    i have been experiencing stomach pain,which starts lower then moves up,i have had it on an off for a while,but this time i have been sick my ribs are sore and feel really tired,11pm till 3am i was sick i have been to the docs and i might have a infection somewhere they wont no till fri,should i be worried?

    Hi mandy i think any pain or ailment thats internal is always a concern. Doctors never seem to give us a straight answer, or they try and fob us of. i will be going back to doctors. goodluck on friday and hope they get to the bottom of your ailment'

    i am 31 years old and i suffer with personality disorder, iv chosen to not take my meds and deal with it through exercise and diet, im coping pretty well day to day but when my period is due im a complete mess, i hate myself, i cant stop the uncontrollable crying and hopelessness and despair, my anger is uncontrollable rapid moodswings ect, i feel a complete wreck, but for the other 10-15 days of the month i feel happy and good, my relationship i suffering with my partner and my lad and i dont know what to do as i dont really want to be taking medication but im not coping and it gets worse every month and is effecting my work and my life, can anyone please help, any suggestions i would be most grateful, thankyou





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    Please go online and look up NAPS its the charity website for national association premenstral syndrome, it literally saved my life. It's free to use and I know that you will get such relief initially from reading through the forums. I will look out for you x

    Cant open my bowels without laxatives, feels like my bowels are trying to empty through my vagina





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    i'm 28 yrs old eva since i hadmy son 8yrs ago i've had tubble with openin my bowels it's not very often i go. i get alot of back pain and wen i do go it's like wot i call little rabbit droppins. wen i had my son i had a really bad tear from my bowels to my virgina . please can u help?





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    Hi i'm 67 I have a problem with my bowels I have gas 10 mins after eating any type of food. On top of that I find it very hard to pass my bowels. IF I use vasaline it helps a little. When I do go its like a size of a worm. taking something to help me go just gives me cystitis. On top of that I have haemorrhids.





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    Hi, I have been experiencing constipation for such a long time. I cant seem to open my bowels without being aided with medicine. I can last a whole two weeks without opening my bowels and its come to a point where I dont know what to do. Its extremely uncomfortable. Does anyone know what can help me with this situation because am seriously getting sick with it.





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    Use dulcolex tablets. They are very helpful.

    Lepicol Plus 180g Digestive Enzymes Powder It's almost saved me and I use to get bad constipation and now it's very rare! You get it from amazon. Works wonders for ibs too! Failing that buy artichoke extract which can be bought from natures best. All the best!

    hi there i have just read your comments and found them very interesting i am a 42 year old female and have never had a problem with opening my bowels but at the moment i can go 4wks before opening my bowels and then have to take a laxative , i feel this isnt constipation it feels like my food is staying in my stomach and not going to my bowels as i never need to go to the toilet but i have to take a laxative as my stomach is so full i feel so tired all the time and dont have any energy,and have also put on weight just round my stomach area but no where else as i used to have a flat stomch before this happened, i am interested in trying the flax and hemp,

    I suffer from constipation. The worst was 3 weeks ago when it took me from 9pm to 13pm the next day to release my bowels. I was screaming with pain.I am not on medication eat alot fibre. I release my bowels once or twice a week. Embarrased to go to doctors. Why is this happening?





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    What is the temporary solution for uncontrollable flatulence?





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    Please see my post below regarding food intolerance. It is likely that you are intolerant to a certain food group. Your farts should not be able to clear a room or strip paint off a wall!

    I regularly get uncontrollable erections and don't know what to do it can last for a while and can be embarrassing can anyone help?





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    After a recent operation for an anal fistula, I receive a new dressing from a district nurse to plug the resultant wound-hole each morning shortly after I have opened my bowels. However, I frequently feel the urge (whether real or imaginary) to open my bowels again just a few hours later. This would immediately destroy the earlier dressing and I therefore try to resist going to the toilet until the next morning in order to receive the full 24-hour of the treatment. Am I right to do so? Meanwhile, if I was free to open my bowels from early morning through to about 4pm, I rather feel I would not wish to open my bowels again until the following morning. Would it make sense, therefore, to have the daily packing at 4pm when I would be fairly certain of it remaining in place - without stress - for the next 17 hours till 9am the next day (rather than for the current 24 hours with the dressing in place under some mental and physical distress)? Many thanks in anticipation of some helpful advice.





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    I just had a seton/fistula operation done last week. Its in the anal region. I have learnt how to do the dressing myself before i left the hospital. I asked the nurse to give me a few weeks supply & its playing in my favour, rather then having to wait on someone else to do it for me. My advise is learn how to doit your self. Its only going to make you feel allot better especially when it comes to opening your bowels through the day.

    this happens to my husband and has been for the past 11 months,so i have learned how to pack it every evening,his wont heal at all though,if you are stuck you have emergency nurses who can be called anytime day or night ...

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    Hi I have spots of dark and fresh blood in my poo .. I dont do anal but use to have a problem to openmy bowels but now I open fine for the last 5 months I have had this went to doctor I dont have tears etc .. ccould it be in my bowels maybe cancer who should I see ?? Im inly 20 and from Australia





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    I find that I'm never satisfied that im totally empty after passing my bowels, because I can still feel something up there. However no matter how hard I try the last bit won't come out. Only twice have I ever felt comfortable and empty. This is a problem for me as I want to try anal sex again, as I have in the past. Could you please tell me how I can comfortably pass the full contents of my bowels?





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    Is it possible for IBS to be connected to your menstrual cycle? I'm a 20 year old female and have had started noticing over the last few months that my bowels behave oddly whenever I get my period. The symptoms are exactly the same as IBS and I've suspected IBS for a while, but I was wondering if anyone has heard of it happening because of periods? I've always had bad cramps since I was about 12 but recently they're getting worse than I remember and I think it's my bowels that cause this pain. Any suggestions are very welcome. Thanks.





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    Hi Leanna, Unfortunately, yes. IBS can be linked to your monthly cycle. I have severe IBS and rarely sail through my monthly cycle. Bowels become looser/faster and can cause more pain. Great eh!

    I'm 50 and had a vaginal prolapse diagnosed 4 years ago and checked again last year and was told it isn't that bad. But when I poo I can't seem to empty my bowels properly unless I press on my perineum. I know I should do more pelvic floor exercises but keep forgetting! Sex is uncomfortable and as I often don't feel my bowels are emptied properly this also puts me off





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    AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT AND A SPINAL FUSION I HAVE NO FEELING IN MY STOMACH SO I DONT KNOW WHEN I NEED TO PEE OR OPEN MY BOWELS. I HAVE HAD COLLAGEN INJECTED IN MY URETHA TWICE AND THIS DOES NOT HELP AT ALL OTHER THAN GETTING WATER INFECTIONS, I AM UNABLE TO WORK OR LEAVE MY HOUSE BECAUSE OF THIS I WET MYSELF ALL OF THE TIME AND ALSO I AM UNABLE TO CONTROL MY BOWELS. I AM DESPERATE FOR HELP





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    ive just had a baby and since then opening my bowels just got harder and more painfull to the point where i was in so much pain i cried for ages felt like i had passed through a few rugby balls and blood poured from my back passage - i took a hot bath which calmed the pain down then took imodium for 4 days as i was so scared to want to open my bowels again and have since been using anusol cream and today i couldnt fight it no more i had to open my bowels and it was still so painfull and there was blood again. i dont know what to do im so scared of going to the toilett. my last bowel movement was hard! i was thinking of taking stool softner tomorrow i just dont know what else to do. please help me.





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