Sticky poo – digestive and bowel disorders forum – ehealthforum gas chamber


I have had an embarassing issue for a few years now. My stool is very sticky; it takes a very long time to wipe myself totally clean. I would say on average, it takes 20 minutes for me to wipe myself until totally clean. While this is not a big deal when I am alone, it is embarassing because sometimes people are like "why did it take you so long." I also use a role of toilet paper a day, and have to flush the toilet about 4-5 times so I dont clog the toilet (which is also embarrassing "why are you flusing so much?"). The even more disgusting part is that I have to go and rewipe shortly thereafter because more poo has been excreted out. I have no control over this and have just gotten used to wiping again about an hour after I initially wiped.

I did see one site where thousands of others have posted with similar issues so I know I am not the only one but no one has a definite solution. The best explanation is that a high fat/poor diet is to blame. However, I am the exact opposite, I eat extremely healthy. I have a low fat diet, excercise regularly, and also eat alot of fiber. About a month ago, I was looking at this issue and a high fiber was stressed so for about a month I have heavily increased my fiber intake and it has done nothing. I am now looking at the issue that maybe I eat too little fat and need it for proper digestion. I have taken two omega fatty acids supplement pills each day for about a year now for heart health and today have started to double my intake to see if there is any change. However, I am pessimistic. I am willing to look into any digestive supplements you guys think would help. I have read that probiotics help but only for a few weeks.

I had this problem for a long while, over 2 years, and have probably had IBS for a few years. In the end I installed a Japanese style washing toilet seat over my bowl. However, it was only when I went to a very experienced lady for colonic irrigation that the problem resolved.

Although I have been eating a very healthy diet for years, my bowels weren’t happy. The therapist said I had a lot of very old sludge right into the pockets of my bowel, and that after each colonic session I should take 1 tsp psyllium husks in 300ml water and 2 Natures Sunshine lower bowel stimulant heath tablets, once to 3 times a day before each meal. This is a hassle, and I dont really like it, but she insists. The reason is that the husks bulk up the faeces and act like cleaners through all the knobbly bits of the upper bowel, and the capsules coat the end product through the lower bowel. No more sticky stools. I am to ease off taking both these supplements when I can do up to 4 good bowel movements a day with firm and good shaped stools, and gradually stop taking them.My stools are better looking each day. I have had 5 colonics thus far, and she is still finding old dry "sludge" in my bowel, and we will continue until all that old stuff has been flushed out. I would only advise doing this with an experienced practitioner.

When I asked my doctor what he thought of my going to this practitioner his only response was "Rather you than me". Well ,I would rather do what I am doing than go to a specialist for a colonoscopy, which was all that the Doc could offer. My ultrasounds and images and bloods were all normal. My therapist and I both believe that years of supressed stress have contributed to this problem. I am doing a Heel homeopathic detox also at the present time to support the liver function. Hopefully this will all result in my feeling more lively and getting all the nutrients out of the food I eat, and getting better sleep patterns and less achy limbs. I have tried so many other things, lemons, ACV, massage, all sorts, but this time I feel I am speaking to someone who knows what she is on about. If I get indigestion from taking the psyllium then I take 1 tsp of bicarb soda in water, instant relief.

I have had this same issue for years now also. An additional awful side affect it that the additional wiping creates an very painful rash on and around my anus. Many times I am getting bleeding by the time I am finished wiping. I also get a yellow very smelly discharge from time to time for no reason at all. When this happens I must immediately go a wipe or the discharge will begin to itch and burn and inflame this area. Many times I will get what feel like small splits in the skin sorounding the area. These are extremely painful. 2 doctors told me they were not anal fisures because those are internal. I have tried massive increases in fiber with some success. Eventually the stool becomes too liquid and I have to back off. I have tried every type of cream known to man on the rash with no results. I have been to 2 doctors. The first gave me a colonoscopy??? I think he was just trying to make money because this seemed very extreem and unessacery … I scored an A+ on that so he referred me to a second doctor who he said could help. This one told me that I my hygiene was TOO GOOD???? He stated that people with poor hygiene never get this problem. That is discussting! He gave me some percription strength hemriod cream and said good luck. That did nothing. This condition somewhat comes and goes but it seems it is never fully gone. Sometimes I wonder if I don’t have some kind of jock itch or athletes foot type fungus in that area… I don’t know what to do. I guess I will have to keep trying doctors till they figure it out. Glad to hear I am not the only one.