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ImNotThePooTroll Wed 19-Nov-14 19:09:41

So... Shit happens...?

Due to prolapse related issues, I pass a small amount of urine and faeces at times. I have been using pantyliners to save the embarrassment of a tena equivalent, but they are not great. I wanted to know if anyone could recommend a particularly long pad that would be up to the job of both wee and poo.

I've tried googling it extensively, but only seem to get recommended nappies hmm I know it is not a rare problem as I've spoken to people about prolapse issues here before.

I unreasonably posted in aibu because i think incontinence (especially faecal incontinence) shouldnt be hidden away in a general health thread. Urinary incontinence is not as shameful a secret as it was before, after all...?

(you'll notice i was not brave enough to not name change though. Check with hq if you want, im a real poster)

Thank you flowers

TrousersSchmowsers Wed 19-Nov-14 19:14:20

No advice, but good on you for speaking up!

hiddenhome Wed 19-Nov-14 19:25:23

I'm a nurse and deal with both wee and poo in epic quantities. I think that the Tena Number 4 pads are good. You won't find a sanpro product that can do what the Tenas do. They're properly designed to deal with these things.

WeirdCatLady Wed 19-Nov-14 19:33:12

I don't know anything about this sort of thing......

cough cough tena lady rules cough cough

<saunters out of thread looking nonchalant>

Dinosaurdrip Wed 19-Nov-14 19:34:35

Sorry to hijack but maybe you can give me some advice. My DS 5 has had a prolapse 3 times now. Fortunately each time it has just popped back in after we have laid him on his tummy. 1st time I had no clue what was happening and called an ambulance, they took him to hospital and from there he was referred to another Dr who found no reason for the prolapse. Suggested possible lactose intolerance but having removed lactose it happened again.

He was ok for a good few months and then just last weekend had another! Is there anything I can do to stop this happening or is it something that will just continue to happen and get worse? Any advise would be fantastic.

WiIdfire Wed 19-Nov-14 19:36:56

You could try popping a small piece of cotton wool ball just into the anus. It will deal with small seepage and prevent mucus leaks, though may not work if its much more. It will just pop out next time you go to the toilet.

That comes recommended by my boss - colorectal surgeon, consultant. Worth a try?

maddening Wed 19-Nov-14 19:37:41

Get a kegal 8plus - it has both vaginal and rectal probes - 30 mins a day.

WiIdfire Wed 19-Nov-14 19:38:47

That was to the OP, sorry Dinosaur.

hiddenhome Wed 19-Nov-14 19:39:45

Is he constipated Dinosaur?

I'd have thought that it would need looking at again if it keeps returning with no obvious cause.

Dinosaurdrip Wed 19-Nov-14 19:42:22

No not constipated at all, quite the opposite in fact! He has always had very loose and explosive stools. Thank you I will get to the dr again.

hiddenhome Wed 19-Nov-14 19:44:35

Hope you manage to get it sorted out Dinosaur

ImNotThePooTroll Wed 19-Nov-14 19:45:00

Thanks trousers smile

hidden I had a good look at the tena website before posting the thread, very surprised to see that they don't seem to recommend any of their products for faecal incontinence. The section on the site about it literally says to find the cause and fix it (hahaha, if it were that simple!)

catlady flowers

dinosaur sorry, I have no idea about that, my problems were caused by a less than straightforward labour sad hopefully someone else can help though

wildfire that seems a sensible idea. I can envisage me then ending up in a "xrays of strange things people put up their bums" newspaper article, but its definitely worth a try grin

ImNotThePooTroll Wed 19-Nov-14 19:47:56

maddening I'm on the waiting list for surgery (which only has something like a 50% chance of working) Gynaecologist said no point referring for physio or any 'aids' though as its too bad (ironically my pelvic floor itself is apparently fine)

hiddenhome Wed 19-Nov-14 19:48:22

You have to use something for faecal incontinence confused

ImNotThePooTroll Wed 19-Nov-14 19:48:53

blush

Bollocks.

ImNotThePooTroll Wed 19-Nov-14 19:53:03

www.tena.co.uk/professionals/incontinence-management-centre/types-and-causes-of-incontinence/faecal-incontinence/

I was expecting a product suggestion for it on there, but nothing confused

StillSquirrelling Wed 19-Nov-14 19:53:13

Try posting in on an IBD forum. It's not something I personally have to deal with (as an IBD patient)...yet! but I know that many of us do and there are many products out there designed specifically for this purpose. You should be able to get them on prescription too if you need them I think - although you may have to have them prescribed from a specialist rather than GP, IYSWIM?

StillSquirrelling Wed 19-Nov-14 19:53:30

Try posting IT not in

StillSquirrelling Wed 19-Nov-14 19:56:37

Here's a page full of stuff that might be useful:

www.attendslifestyles.co.uk/attendslifestyles-faecal-incontinence-products-24.html

hiddenhome Wed 19-Nov-14 19:56:53

Never heard of a faecal incontinence pad. There are products that we've used, but I wouldn't recommend them for everyday use.

hiddenhome Wed 19-Nov-14 20:06:25

Well, I've learnt something new there smile

ImNotThePooTroll Wed 19-Nov-14 20:13:21

Thank you still

hidden I don't know if I'm just in denial about keeping things as 'normal' as possible, perhaps I just do need to use nappies sad but it's only a tiny amount, I was hoping I could get away with some sort of pad, as I have been trying to until now.

It's taken me seeing the gynaecologist recently for me to acknowledge it properly. My prolapse had been diagnosed long ago, but last time I saw a specialist she said I was just a normal postnatal woman and there was nothing physically wrong. I felt stupid then and like it was something lazy I was doing on purpose - took me a long time to then ask for a second opinion. The polarity of the recent gynae's opinion has shocked me back out of ignoring it, iyswim

Just to give a bit of background grin

2minsofyourtime Wed 19-Nov-14 20:17:27

Just a few questions, did you have phiso after the birth of dc, as it really helps, and suspecting you had a tear ( apologies if wrong) but did you have a scan to check everything was healed around 6 months later?

WandaFuca Wed 19-Nov-14 20:19:13

You could try Tena protective underwear - https://www.tenadirect.co.uk/women-products/protective-underwear/ - the thicker padded area seems to go far enough up at the back as well as the front, and they don't look too much like nappies.

DidoTheDodo Wed 19-Nov-14 20:22:52

I have no idea of any answers but wanted to add my applause for speaking up. Good for you and I hope you get whatever it is you need very soon.

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