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very embarrassing questions about toilet habits - TMI alert
ok,here goes (probably should name change but can't really be bothered)
I'm having a real problem going to the toilet lately. I'm not exactly constipated as I do go but I never feel like I can finish. It always feels like there's some left that simply won't come out and I have to wipe forever to get clean. Have a sore bottom from so much wiping. Plus feeling quite windy as well, as though it's trying to escape past the stuck poo (sorry!!!). Any ideas what I can do about this???
thanks for being so candid Pinktulips. not really sure but I have had a feeling that things aren't quite right down there ever since DS was born (he's 5 now BTW - is it maybe time I asked GP to take a look? God, how mortifying!!!! )
if it's piles you might be able to feel them when you wipe - feels like your anus is a bit swollen and they feel a bit sore. sometimes they feel a bit itchy too (feel like threadworms - Not that I would know of course ).
you can push them back in (OK any pretence at discretion now completely gone) with a vaselined finger, and go and get some anusol. (yes, that pointy spout is supposed to go in). apparently good for bags under the eyes too.
Don't worry about the doc being embarrased, at least you will be clean and fresh when you present yourself (won't you!!!)
In the meantime push some fibre through - all bran in my opinion is unbeatable. And drink lots of water.