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Posted By : Mim73 - 1/25/2006 2:14 AM
Hello All,
It's amazing to be able to ask these embarassing questions so openly.
Here's the deal -
I've had IBS for 10 years. It's better now than it used to be, but...
I also have panic disorder, and whenever, I have a panic attack, my body's big response is
terrible diarrhea. The worst thing about this is the severe rectal burning while going to the bathroom and for the whole rest of the day afterward.
I take sitz baths on these days. I also apply lidocaine ointment as soon as I realize this awful situation is about to happen. I think the lidocaine helps somewhat, as a lubricant, but it is burny all by itself...and I'm trying to find out if there is anything out there better than this.
 
I feel that a good, natural lubricant would really make these awful days easier, but I'm a stickler for natural products...not petroleum based stuff. Does anyone else have the above problem? Has anyone else found any type of product that helps during bowel movements and afterward? I'm just not sure if the burning comes from the stool being acid because of the panic attack creating acid in my intestines...or if the anus is irritated, or what? Any ideas?

All I know is that it hurts so much I practically faint. It's, to me, the very worst part of both IBS and Panic Disorder and it would make my life soooo much better if I could find more help with this.
 
Thank you all so much for taking the time to reply! 

Posted By : Sarita - 1/25/2006 2:43 AM
Hey Mim, welcome to the site.  The problem you're describing sounds identical to what a lot of us go through - the lovely bile acid diarrhea!  Is your BM watery and yellow?  If so, it's probably bile, which is very acidic.  Have you ever had your gallbladder checked?  This can often be the culprit.  I find the only help with my burning a** is extra-soft toilet paper, baths, and diaper ointment like Burt's Bees (all-natural ingredients!). 

Posted By : dbab - 1/25/2006 6:41 AM
Hi Mim,
Welcome to Healing Well :)
Sarita has given you some great information. I agree with the extra soft tp and also maybe some aloe wipes to soothe after you are done dry wiping. It could be either acid bile or it could just be that you are irritated.

Sarita, Thanks for the info on the Burt's Bees diaper ointment. I use Burt's Bees for other things and had no idea that they had a diaper oitment. I think I will look for that next time. :)


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Posted By : 7Lil - 1/25/2006 10:40 AM
What about Preparation-H (is it not natural)? I hear it does wonders for burning hemmies... it might work for this too.

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Posted By : obs ann - 1/25/2006 11:09 PM

For about $3 something, you can get "Zinc Oxide" at your drug store or even large grocery stores ... and I guarantee, you'll never be without a tube in the house again.

But don't buy something "with" it just in it, like some diaper rash stuff ... it has to be pure Zinc Oxide.  The drug store folks can show you what  aisle it's on and generics are great for the price.

That is what we used in the Nursing Home, even for the worst case scenarios on bottoms to where they were almost at the bed sore stage, and even under breasts and armpits for yeast rashes and for the rashes folks get where their legs rub together or rashes from having a cast on, etc. etc. 

It's safe for any part of your body, because as you'll read on the tube, it's used for baby's diaper rash.  And believe me, it doesn't burn.

You'll love it for lots of things.  Especially summer rashes and all.

I'd recommend you also use it at bedtime, but watch what you wear, because it is a thick white ointment.  But it'll cure almost anything overnite... almost anything. :-)



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Post Edited (obs ann) : 1/25/2006 10:13:22 PM (GMT-7)


Posted By : Mim73 - 1/26/2006 2:33 AM
Thanks Everybody,
I really appreciate your suggestions.
about the Gall Bladder...can you please write more? My mother had to have hers out. But, the acid stool only happens when I have a panic attack. It used to be all of the time when I first got IBS 10 years ago...but, luckily, it is now usually confined to my panic episodes.
 
I appreciated the info about the ointments, but I guess I'm asking if there is anything you can put on BEFORE you have a bowel movement, so that the...uh, poop, doesn't have a chance to touch the skin there on the outside.
 
Like I said, I've been using the Lidocaine ointment for this. It's about the consistency of desitin, and helps things to move out more smoothly, simply because it's slick, I guess. But the lidocaine has a sting to it...I don't want to use Vaseline because it's full of mineral oil which is really bad for you...but I'm trying to find something like that. Maybe one of those 'female' lubricants?
Any more ideas?
Thanks all!

Posted By : Keriamon - 1/26/2006 10:45 AM
Ah, gall bladder disease. I'm going to just have to write this stuff out once and for all and save it to a Word document so I can just pop it in whenver it's needed, lol.

I'm going to make the definitive guide to gall bladder disease a separate post since it's so long; be sure to check it out, Kim. I have a sneaking suspicion that what you are calling a panic attack is a regular old gall bladder attack (for some people getting so bad sick makes their heart race, they feel dizzy, etc.--it's not panic that's making you sick, it's being sick making you panic).

Oh, about the bile poo. I have found through extensive wiping and wet wash clothes, etc., there is nothing you can do to soothe the burning. I am of the opinion that while you feel like the outside of your rectum is burning, it's actually the inside that's burning. You may try a hemmroid suppository and see if that helps, but I'm afraid you can't preempt the burning by applying cream first. This is rather like having acid reflux, only instead of your esophagus burning for hours afterwards, it's your intestines that burn.

Posted By : LondonGirl22 - 1/26/2006 10:57 AM
Hi Mim,
I sometimes get what you are experiencing but i pass alot of mucus at the same time which irritates and causes a burning pain. Have you just tried a plain lubricating jelly?? Or even anusol cream??
i hope the symptoms get better for you

Posted By : Mim73 - 1/26/2006 11:12 PM
Thanks, both of you.
Yes, maybe the plain old lubricant will help some.
But, oh my gosh, the Gall Bladder thing...I really wonder about this. Can you please direct me to someplace on the net where they describe the gall/panic thing in detail? You seem to be so informed about it. I would really, really appreciate direction.
Thanks everybody, for taking the time to write!

Posted By : Keriamon - 1/27/2006 11:17 AM
Well, I don't think you can get much more detailed than my paragraph on my post about waking up in the middle of the night having an attack. Most sites are only going to give you a clincal listing of possible symptoms. But if you want to describe what happens to you, I can tell you if that sounds like it's gall bladder related or it perhaps something else entirely.

I know from a few members on here that they get panicy when they get sick and have side affects related to the panic, like sweating and dizziness and shortness of breath. I believe one of our girls gets this when she gets sick because she is morbidly afraid of vomiting so her getting sick makes her panic. And a lot of people get sicker when they are out in public because they panic about being sick in public. Panic doesn't cause IBS, IBS causes panic.

Posted By : lnape - 2/1/2006 7:12 AM
Mim73,

Information about Gall bladder and the burning acid diarrhea.

Here is the calcium information. I know it is a lot to take in but it may be will worth it to see if this simple solution can offer you the relief it has me and many others. You need to follow it as close as you can to get the best results. I know it sound too simple to work but it really does help a lot.

This is what has helped me for more than 7 years with almost daily attacks of urgent diarrhea after having my Gall Bladder removed. Calcium is known to be constipating so if you are that IBS type do not take it. All calcium is not the same. Here is the what and how to take the calcium information if you suffer from diarrhea.

Calcium is an OTC supplement we all do not usually get enough of. No Rx is needed to purchase this.

When you take calcium about 40% of the dose gets to the bones the rest is eliminated in our waste. The calcium goes to the intestines and soaks up excess fluids and binds them together and they are gotten rid of in our waste.

This is a process that can be continued by taking the calcium carbonate on a daily basis thus giving a more formed BM.

There is calcium carbonate which helps us with diarrhea and there is calcium citrate which is more easily absorbed by the body and gets to the bones but is not as helpful in controlling diarrhea.

A lot of the calcium supplements contain a 2 to 1 ratio of calcium to magnesium. Magnesium is not helpful for us with diarrhea only causing more in most cases. So, do not purchase this combination. It will only make things worse. Also if you are taking a multi vitamin with magnesium this may be a source of some of the problem if you are having diarrhea. Also for me vitamin A, C, and E seemed to cause me stomach upset. If you check this out your will see they too can cause diarrhea. It is better not to take a multi vitamin while trying to get the calcium to help.

The dose to take is different for everyone. I must take 3 a day one at each meal and it does not make a difference if I take it before during or after just take it regularly. Taking them at least 4 or 5 hours apart is also necessary so the calcium has time to go through the system and soak up excess bile and water. Sometimes, because of the long number of hours between dinner and breakfast it may be necessary to adjust your timing to taking one at bedtime with a small snack to get better results if you are a person who usually suffers from diarrhea in the mornings. I think the way it works is the dose you take prior helps with the current meal and the distress it may cause.

The most success has come from using any formula of calcium supplement that is like Caltrate 600 Plus with Vitamin D and Minerals in the purple and white box. This information is from the many users that have sent me emails and of the posters on the web sites I have dealt with. I hope this will help anyone wishing to try it and I am always here to answer any questions for you. I have a lot of feed back form many users.

You must also have some testing done to be sure you are not dealing with anything more serious. This is most important.

There are other things to consider. If you take any other meds check the side effects and also check with the Doctor or Pharmacist to see if taking calcium will interfere with your other medications and how you might take them. I know if you take thyroid meds it is important not to take the calcium at the same time but you can take the thyroid meds one hour before you take calcium or 4 hours after taking the calcium. The calcium will soak up the thyroid medication and you will not be getting the benefit from it. You should also look at the side effects of any other meds you may be on this can contribute to the success or failure of using calcium to help to control your diarrhea. You may also consider if you are constipated and taking calcium this may be the reason for your constipation. You can most likely switch to another form of calcium to relieve this also.

The only side effect is at the beginning of taking the calcium, you may have some gas or indigestion but this usually goes away soon after taking a regular dose for a few days as your body adjusts to the added calcium. For most it is about 3 days and it is important to start with the lower dose so you don't have the added distress and think the calcium is not helping but making you worse.

Starting with 1/2 tablet doses with each meal will lessen this problem and it may be enough to control the diarrhea attacks without making you constipated.

Constipation can be a problem so be careful not to take too much. It is safe for most of us to take 1800 mg a day as long as your body processes calcium correctly and you do not have some underlying problem. Check with your Doctor.

I had my gall bladder removed in 1976 and from that time on I had suffered urgent attacks of diarrhea. It is now known to me that is called Bile Salts Diarrhea. This happens to a good percent of people who have had their Gall Bladder Removed. I Went through a lot of test but nothing else could be found. I took many of the meds for bowel spasms and cramps over the years but nothing ever seemed to help. I started to take a calcium supplement to help prevent bone loss in later years and from the first day I felt relief. I was pretty much a prisoner to the bathroom or had to go without eating to be able to leave the house.

I must take 1 tablet with each meal and the diarrhea does not come back if I miss taking it I get diarrhea. It is a trial and error situation to find the right amount that may help you.

The way it works is the calcium carbonate it a binder and when you take it only about 40% of the calcium gets to the bones and the rest is gotten rid of in our waste. During that process it gets to the intestines and soaks up excess bile and water and helps give a more solid BM. Now that you have no gall bladder the bile fluid goes directly into the intestines and causes irritation and diarrhea. That burning yellowish color that you may see is the bile. The calcium carbonate soaks this up and no more diarrhea. It works great for a lot of us and you just have to take the calcium regularly and do not miss.

I started with Caltrate 600 Plus with vitamin D and minerals and it does seem to make a difference in the ingredients of calcium... This one seems to do the best job for most. You can buy other store brands of calcium with the same ingredients that work just as well but they need to have the same ingredients. I get Member's Mark Brand from Sam's Club you get 300 tablets for 8.99. I know Walgreens has their brand with the same ingredients and if you live in the UK Boots has been reported to have something similar. Let me know if you need more help. You won't be sorry if you try it.

I suggest starting with 1/2 tablet with each meal at first this may be enough to control the diarrhea if not in a few days up the dose to 1 tablet with each meal or any combination there of. The side effect is constipation so if you feel it coming on just stop taking it until you have a BM then start back on a lower dose. It is important to use a calcium that is as much alike as the Caltrate brand from the feedback I have gotten.

Let me list the ingredients:

Vitamin D 200 IU (The sunshine vitamin needed to help the body absorb calcium)

Calcium 500 or 600 MG (This should be calcium carbonate form) (Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. It is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth. Calcium is vital to muscle and nerve function, blood clotting and metabolism.)

Magnesium 40 MG (No more than this amount because magnesium will cause you to have diarrhea but because calcium is constipating the magnesium helps to counter act that effect) (Magnesium is essential to build bones and is needed for muscle function, energy metabolism, trans-mission of nerve impulses and to make genetic material and protein.)

Zinc 7.5 MG (Zinc is necessary for some metabolic processes, normal growth and sexual development, and proper immune system functions.)

Copper 1 MG (Copper promotes iron absorption and is essential to red blood cells, connective tissue, fibers and skin pigmentation.)

Manganese 1.8 MG (Maganese plays an important role in metabolism and is also needed to build bones and tendons.)

Boron 250 MCG. (Improves calcium and magnesium retention. Similar improvements can also be seen in Vitamin D deficient post menopausal females.)

There are other brands with the same ingredients so get something as close as you can. Then start with 1/2 tablet with each meal and in a few days if this is not enough to control your diarrhea then up the dose to 1 tablet with each meal. If you feel you are becoming constipated then cut back on the dose. You may have to stop the calcium completely then start back after you have a BM at a lower dose.

It has been working since the first day I started taking it July 1998 and as long as I take 3 a day (this is the amount I must take it may be different for you) I remain diarrhea free. No cramps, bloating or diarrhea. No stomach noises, gas or pain. If I should happen to have a case of diarrhea for who knows what reason it is very short lived and not the pain involved like before and this I am sure happens to even normal people. It is usually a one shot deal and it is over.


The dose you take with each meal is not the dose that is helping you at that meal it is the prior ones that have time to works their way through you system to soak up excess bile and water in the intestines.

It also works for those of you who still have the gall bladder.

Take Care,

Linda

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Posted By : AshLeigh_Lyric - 2/1/2006 8:48 PM
Look into the Calcium and WelChol too. They both work wonders!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted By : loperaf - 3/9/2010 8:26 PM
Hello
about 4.5 mos ago, I got a very nasty stomach infection that caused diahrea, fever, chills, severe exhaustion etc.  After the second day, I went to my doc who gave me cipro.  Within a day the fever was gone, and within a few days the diahrea was also gone.
Soon I realized that my stool was not quite normal, but very acidic, however.  It can burn so bad, that bms will cause bleeding. 
Since then I've, been checked for fissures, hemroids, and I've had an EGD and a colonoscopy.  I do have a an interal hemroid, but other than that egd and colonoscopy came back negative.
While relieved, and I'm still very frustrated with this burning stool.  For the most part it looks normal, but there is a tinge of yellow that I can see on the tp.   4 mos of baby wipes, prep h, and bleeding are starting to get to me.  I have another apt w/ my GI specialist but I'm not confident he will have an answer for me.
Lastly, I've tried probiotics and digestive enzymes but to no avail.
Any ideas out there? 
Thanks

Posted By : Marsky - 3/9/2010 9:12 PM
When I experience stool that burns and irritates my GI tract, I see a marked improvement after I eat 2 cups of organic yogurt (it takes 12 or 24 hours to notice the benefits of yogurt). One in the am and one before bedtime. My brand and flavor preferences are: Brown Cow, vanilla. If that's not available, Stonyfield, either plain or vanilla. I skip the flavors with fruit, I figure that's just more roughage that my gut doesn't need. If you find that the vanilla flavor is too bland, try adding a teaspoon of honey and mixing it well before eating it.

I know many people claim success with probiotics but sometimes just the very product - organic yogurt - really turns things around for me.

In my opinion I would much rather go to the source - asking what am I eating or drinking that creates the irritation and burning sensations. Rather than try to treat the burning topically. At that point the stool contains something that is irritating your gut. I find it best to produce stool that zips thru my system w/o irritation. For me a low residue diet helps too.


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- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
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Posted By : bigtree - 3/24/2010 7:06 AM
I have been reading all the problems after gall bladder removal. I can relate to most of them. My GB was emoved in 2004 and I have not found any doctor to relate to my problems. My wife ( retired RN) also had her's removed years before me and she came up with cancer at the point where the bile duct was tied into the intestine.

Most of my difficulty is with frequent BMs which is difficult to work around. Although Iam 80 years of age, I still work 5 or 6 days a week. Bile leakage out of the rectum gives me the worst problem. I effects me so that I bleed most of the time. I might have to clean up ten times a day.

Doctors I talked to over time has no clue as what to do. Yesterday I saw my GP and he told me that I am his first case of such troubles. For the last few days I am taking Sucralfate 1 mg three times per day. Directions say: two hours before meals or two hours after meals. I took the ladder because I could not see getting up two hours before breakfast. This is a bile binder. I swithched from a 1/2 tablet to a whole one today for better control as advised by the GP.

I also use Galmex which contains 11.3% Zinc Oxide, that is the same used for diaper rash.
I just started this regime a few days ago after having little success with other ointments.

After GB removal I had two operations to remove gall stones from the bile duct. Both times there were three stones 1/2 inch in diameter. Since then I take Ursodiol 300 MG twice a day to soften the stones. Have had no trouble for months. Before that I had the same simptons as before the GB was removed. Also take one capsule of Omeprazole 2 mg once a day to prevent acid build up in the stomach. This is the same as Prilosec over the counter.

That is the story and I wish it helps someone...................Cheers

Posted By : bigtree - 3/24/2010 7:24 AM
In my previous message I mentioned Sucralfate 1MG. That should have read 1 GM. What a horse pill.
Taste like chalk. Sorry for the error.............................Cheers

Posted By : Johnny 2 U - 2/4/2011 11:56 PM
I am using "Natural Aloe Vera rich skin cream," and I find it works very well to relieve the burning. If you can find, you'll discover how good it is. If you're in Canada, you can find it at Shopper's Drug Mart. It's a life brand. Good luck!

Posted By : fireman113113 - 3/23/2011 7:52 AM
did you find a solution for this problem? Please help I have the same thing ! What did you do to solve the problem once and for all ?

Posted By : shawn12 - 3/23/2011 8:09 PM
Has anyone used Lidocaine Cream for this?
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Posted By : fireman113113 - 3/23/2011 9:54 PM
I have not. But I have read that other people have use it and have felt some comfort. I don't want to live with this the rest of my life. I am going to see a GI doctor with my mom beacuse she has the same problem on April 4 2011.

Posted By : Uncle B - 5/21/2011 7:34 AM
I experience some of the same symptoms.  I'm 46yrs old and this all started about 4 years ago.  I changed jobs but my family hasn't moved yet.  I live with them on the weekend and then stay with family during the week...its a 4/5 hour drive one way.  I experience the severe burning during and after passing stool.  Some times its not that bad, then other days it is like pouring acid.  The worse it is, the more loose the stool is and a lighter color...and seems to have a clear mucus at the end when I am finsihing up.  I had an upper and lower GI done.  But me on Nexium for the upper (never really had heart burn or anything) and tried a little small round green pill (Reglan)...that might have taken the edge off a little at time but still a problem.  Doctor just switched me to Colestid and started taking today, says it reduces colestriol and reduces intestinal bile acid.  Anyone that can give suggestions I would GREATLY appreacite it.   I saw something about gale bladder problems but the doctor has never mentioned it.

Posted By : NavyVetPr - 5/22/2011 10:43 PM
Went to the pharmacy today to get my refill of lidocaine creame. They said they didn't make it in the generic form anymore. I asked them if they was holding me up for ransom because I really needed it.

Can you believe this. A Pharmacy holding me up for Butt cream! Contacted my insurance company immedaitely. Told them the medicine I got 15 refill for is no longer available as generic. They agreed to pay for the name brand. Just to let you guys know. You can call your insurance on lack of generics.

BTW... Amitiza charge for my insurance was over 800.00 of 90 days. Not a cheap medicine so be carefull. Didn't work well for me after I stopped once.

Posted By : naveen - 5/24/2011 9:22 AM
 I feel noticiable improvement with in week.s

Mike saylor

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Posted By : catsmaty - 9/10/2011 5:40 PM

Hello All,

 

I had the same problem for few months, I couldn't Set down, sleep or even sometimes eat because I didn't want to go to the toilet.

 

I have been to the doctor and he couldn't find any problem, but I found the solution 3 months ago and Now I have no symptoms at all, here is what you have to do:

 

1- Buy a natural tablets called P-Cleanse, it is sold widely on the famous auction website and other websites, they are %100 natural and cheap, you will need to use them for 3 Months Continuously.

2- Stop consuming any dairy products.

3- Eat Wholemeal bread; don't eat the multigrain or white bread.

4- If you are drinking a whey protein, buy one Lactose free or with low Lactose contents.

 

You will be symptoms free in 5 days guaranteed.

 

Please read about the tablets, they are great.

 

Thank you


Posted By : puffed rice - 9/18/2011 6:20 AM
catsmaty,
 
No one with bowel problems should be using a P-Cleanse, they strip the good bacteria from the colon and actually make our problems worse. 
 
We should be putting good bacteria back into the colon not removing and irritating it.
 
DO NOT use.
Mezavant tablets 4 once daily 4.8g
hycort enemas when needed/vitamin E enema
Cortifoam when needed
BIo-k and UltimateFlora Critical care Probiotics daily
metamucil nightly

Posted By : Marsky - 9/19/2011 4:10 AM
I have to reiterate what puffed rice has posted - never, ever do a colon cleanse! They do far more harm than good.
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg, twice daily + Probiotic: Renew Life/Ultimate Flora/Critical Care/80 Billion daily

Posted By : Evrblue - 11/18/2011 7:28 AM
if the lidocaine ointment stings more...than that is adding insult to injury.
I've been using prep-h ointment but it's not helping, because I just wipe it off every time I go. I feel like I am sitting on a lit firework.

I use aloe infused baby wipes instead of tissue. Even the softest tissue feels like sandpaper to me. Will try the Burts Bees stuff. Also wondering about Boudreaux's Butt Paste. (for real). It is also supposed to be all natural.

Any sore butt treatment ideas still uncovered out there?
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Posted By : Sim93 - 11/26/2011 9:28 PM

Hello Everyone.  I am brand new to your forum and suffering right now.  I see a lot of talk about IBS associated with diarrhea but my acidic stool is solid.  Mine comes and goes and will be fine for several months at a time.  Then suddenly I will have an attack for several days in a row and then it will subside. I do get diarrhea with acid on occasion but generally my attacks are associated with solid stool and lower intestinal cramps or discomfort and gas. Not sure what triggers them. I haven’t been able to isolate to a diet issue or some other trigger. Any suggestions or insights or ideas on what to investigate would be appreciated.


Posted By : Christine502 - 1/11/2012 1:59 PM

 

I am new to the forum-but have been dealing with similar symptoms on and off since 2009.  I went through a traumatic time that year and initially believed my symptoms were related to an ulcer.  I have undergone numerous tests including ultrasounds, CT scans, endoscopy and colonoscopy.  The doctors cannot find a reason (or a resolution) to my issue.

The symptoms come without warning.  I experience attacks of diarrhea which can last for a few hours or up to a few days.  The stool is loose, yellow with an almost mucus texture sometimes, depending on how bad it is.  Some days I can tolerate it... Other days it's like "pouring acid" as another poster described it.  I have tried to find patterns in my diet or things that might be triggering these episodes-but so far, I am at a loss.

I am open to any ideas/suggestions/feedback at this point.  I am 31 years old and I would hate to have to deal with this for the rest of my life!


Posted By : Dani Girl - 2/25/2012 3:08 PM
Hi,

I had all the symptoms you were having and it ended up being my gallbladder. Like others I would suggest getting it checked out if you haven't already. First they told me my attacks were acid related. Such as heart burn. The attacks were so bad i would be on the ground in pain like a heart attach or something. They would throw me in a panic. In addition I would have to go to the bathroom right away. Doctor's brushed it off as IBS and also told me I was having panic attacks. I knew my body and knew something wasn't right. I had to change health coverages and get my previous test results from my other doctor transferred over. Come to find out when they checked my gallbladder i had stones which were causing inflmation to my pancrese and my liver. Needless to say my new health care provider did emergency surgery. Normally during these attacks are when my blood work was high especially my lipase. If you can during an attack i would get blood work done. If it didn't who knows where I would be today. I have had my gallbladder out for a year and even though I still experience IBS from time to time after a few months of having my gallbladder removed it finally died down and is not as bad. Those attacks that they blame on panic attacks I have not had one since my gallbladder was removed. Don't settle for an answer from your doctor if you don't believe a 100 percent that it is what it is because chances are there is more causing it. You know your body listen to you and fight for it because no one else will. Hope you feel better and aloe wipes will help along with the bert's

Posted By : Cry4Help - 4/24/2012 2:31 PM
After reading all your comments about the burning from bowel movements and the diarrhea I did some website digging and came up with this information about bile and it's influence on burning diarrhea. Apparently, this burning diarrhea is often misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome or Chrone's disease, or it may be connected with both. It appears bile acid malabsorbtion could be the problem, and the treatment is a Bile Acid Sequestrant.

Check out these links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bile
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bile_acid_malabsorption
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bile_acid_sequestrant
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colesevelam


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Bile acid malabsorption--------

Bile acid malabsorption is a cause of chronic diarrhea. It can result from malabsorption secondary to gastro-intestinal disease or be a primary disorder. Treatment with bile acid sequestrants is often effective.

In addition, diarrhea may be caused by excess bile salts entering the colon rather than being absorbed at the end of the small intestine (the ileum). The condition of bile acid malabsorption occurs after surgery to the ileum, in Crohn's disease, with a number of other gastro-intestinal causes, or is commonly a primary, idiopathic condition. The SeHCAT test can be used for diagnosis. Bile salt diarrhea is a side-effect of gallbladder removal. Bile acid sequestrants may reduce diarrhea in these patients.


Bile acid sequestrant ----------

The bile acid sequestrants are a group of medications used to bind certain components of bile in the gastrointestinal tract. They disrupt the enterohepatic circulation of bile acids by sequestering them and preventing their reabsorption from the gut. In general, they are classified as hypolipidemic agents, although they may be used for purposes other than lowering cholesterol. They are used in the treatment of chronic diarrhea due to bile acid malabsorption.


Diagnosis ----------

Diagnosis of bile acid malabsorption is easily and reliably made by the SeHCAT test. This nuclear medicine test involves two scans a week apart and only very limited radiation exposure. Retention of SeHCAT at 7 days is normally above 15%. Values less than 15% predict a response to bile acid sequestrants. Older methods such as fecal bile acid quantification or the 14C-glycocholic breath test are no longer in routine clinical use. The SeHCAT test measures multiple cycles of bile acid excretion and reabsorption over 7 days. This test is not licensed in the USA, and is underutilized even where it is available.[10][11]


Prevalence --------

Bile acid malabsorption is common in Crohn's disease but not always recognised. Most patients with previous ileal resection and chronic diarrhea will have abnormal SeHCAT tests and can benefit from bile acid sequestrants.

Patients with primary bile acid diarrhea are frequently misdiagnosed as having the irritable bowel syndrome as clinicians fail to recognize the condition.[10] When SeHCAT testing is performed, the diagnosis of primary bile acid diarrhea is commonly made. In a review of 18 studies of the use of SeHCAT testing in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome patients, 32% of 1223 patients had a SeHCAT 7-day retention of less than 10%, and 80% of these reported a response to cholestyramine, a bile acid sequestrant.[13]

Estimates of the population prevalence taken from this review [13] suggest that 1% of the adult population could have primary bile acid diarrhea (Type 2 bile acid malabsorption).


Treatment----------

Bile acid sequestrants are the main agents used to treat bile acid malabsorption. Cholestyramine and colestipol in powder form have been used for many years. Unfortunately many patients find them difficult to tolerate; although the diarrhea may improve, other symptoms such as pain and bloating may worsen. Colesevelam is a tablet and some patients tolerate this more easily



Colesevelam ---------------

Trade names Welchol, Cholestagel
Colesevelam is a bile acid sequestrant administered orally. It is developed by Genzyme and marketed in the US by Daiichi Sankyo under the brand name Welchol and elsewhere by Genzyme as Cholestagel.
{Note by Cry4Help: this is actually marketed as a cholesteral reduction drug.}


Clinical use -

Colesevelam is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to reduce elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients with primary hyperlipidemia as monotherapy and to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, including in combination with a statin. The expanded use of colesevelam in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus is an example of drug repositioning.

Colesevelam is one of the bile-acid sequestrants, which along with niacin and the statins are the three main types of cholesterol-lowering agents. The statins are considered the first-line agents. This is because of side effects from the other two types, including bloating and constipation (bile-acid sequestrants) and skin flushing (niacin). These side effects often lead to low patient compliance.


Side effects -

In controlled clinical studies involving approximately 1,400 patients the following adverse reactions have been reported in patients treated with colesevelam. When reporting to the very common (≥ 1 / 10), common (≥ 1 / 100, 51/10), uncommon (≥ 1 / 1000, 51/100), rare (≥ 1/10.000, 51/1000) and distinction very rarely (51/10.000), including individual cases:

Investigations Common: serum triglyceride increased; Uncommon: serum transaminase increases
Nervous system disorders Common: headache
Gastrointestinal disorders Very Common: flatulence, constipation; Common: vomiting, diarrhea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, stool abnormalities, nausea
Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders Uncommon: myalgia

The background incidence of flatulence and diarrhea was in patients in the same controlled clinical trials, the placebo were higher. Only constipation and dyspepsia were shown to occur in a higher percentage of patients who received Cholestagel, compared to the placebo reported. Side effects were generally mild or moderate in severity. In the application of colesevelam in combination with statins, no unexpected frequent side effects occurred.

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I suggest you review this with your doctors and see what they think.
I hope this helps someone! I haven't tried it yet but will check it out with my doctor tomorrow. She originally diagnosed Candida, which I have decided is not the problem. I will report back any success or failure.


SHORT TERM RELIEF
For immediate relief (while waiting for diagnosis and for treatment to work) I tried this and it helped:

- Avoid using Vaseline or any gels or creams in or too close around the anus to soothe it because it just makes the area so lubricated that the gel seeps into the anus and mixes with what is inside, causing more feces and bile to leak back out and spread around the area, making it burn even more. Just use water to clean yourself as described below.

- Get one or several large clean bottles with a small opening (like an empty liquid detergent squeeze bottle or something that size) that can shoot water out in a stream when held upside down. Fill the clean bottles with plain water. Use this to rinse yourself off with cool water while sitting on the toilet rather that using too much tissue. Or use a bidet if you have one. Just use plain cool water and use however much it takes to rinse yourself as clean as you can get.

- Use a water enema ($2 at any drug store) to rinse yourself out on the inside. It takes about 10 - 40 minutes to relax into this and allow the enema to go in and come out. Take your time, and go easy. This cleans all the feces and bile from around your anus, inside and out, so the burning stops and you can rest for a few extra hours without going to the bathroom. Use the water bottle described above to rinse off while you are going to the bathroom to reduce the burning from the bile acids during this process. This process can burn and be uncomfortable inside while it is happening, but for me it felt much better as soon as I was done. This complete rinse cleaned off all the feces and bile acid so my skin could recover. I have done this a couple times and it really helped both times.

- Take Immodium or any anti-diarrhea over-the-counter medication to just stop the intestinal contractions for awhile and allow your body to rest and recover.

Post Edited (Cry4Help) : 4/24/2012 10:09:42 PM (GMT-6)


Posted By : Cry4Help - 4/26/2012 3:19 PM
Update on Bile Acid Sequestrants and Causes for Burning Stool 2012 04 26

After the last research I did above on burning stool symptoms and bile acid sequestrants, I found out a few things:

1- BILE SEQUESTRANT ALTERNATIVES FOR WELCHOL
Welchol is very expensive! It is $291 for a one-month supply of 180 pills at Walmart (you have to take six pills a day for regular treatments because smaller doses are ineffective). However there are several bile acid sequestrant alternatives that are not the same but similar like Cholestyramine that are $10/month. Ask your doctor is they would be equally effective for stopping diarrhea or burning stool. Here is a link about Welchol alternatives:

http://cholesterol.emedtv.com/welchol/welchol-alternatives.html
“Besides WelChol, there are other bile acid sequestrants available by prescription. These include:
• Cholestyramine (Prevalite®, Questran®, Questran® Light, LoCholest®)
• Colestipol (Colestid®).”



2- In my situation burning stool is caused by a FOOD ALLERGY TO MACADAMIA NUTS!

In my specific situation, it turns out that the cause of the burning stool is a food allergy to macadamia nuts. It has taken about 6 weeks of gradually monitoring my overall body condition and seeing ever increasing symptoms for me to realize what the cause of the problem was. I have been eating a sprinkling of macadamia nuts over bananas and yogurt for many years, along with all kinds of nuts and seeds I eat with every meal, so it never occurred to me that I could suddenly develop an allergy to nuts. But about 6 weeks ago I had “travel constipation” that was fixed by using mineral oil for a week or so. Then everything was perfect for about a week or two before my stools went from normal to slightly soft and sticky for a week. Then a week later they started to burn. Since I had been traveling before that I had not been eating macadamia nuts, but when I got home I started eating them every day again.

However, a week after the stool burning started, I got a canker sore, and then a couple days later I got strong burning all over my mouth which I thought was caused by the canker sore. The day I went to the doctor my mouth and stool were really burning. I had finally noticed that when I was eating the macadamia nuts the day I went to see a doctor that this time they seemed to burn on my tongue as I was eating them, but I didn’t think that was the cause of the burning. My doctor thought I might have a yeast infection called candida, and sent me to an Ear/Nose/Throat doctor for confirmation. In the five days before I saw the ENT I stopped eating macadamia nuts and in about 2-3 days all the mouth and stool burning stopped so I cancelled the ENT appointment.

Then on the 5th day in the afternoon I ate some more macadamia nuts and instantly the burning in my mouth was intense and it started up again in my stool. That is when I did more research and figured out the nut allergy. Once I stopped eating the nuts the mouth burning went away after about 5-6 hours, and the stool burning went away gradually after over the next 48 hours. Now I feel fine, with just a slightly tender tush.

I discovered that a nut allergy to macadamia nuts is likely to indicate a proclivity to allergies from peanuts and other legumes like chick peas (humus), all kinds of beans including lentils, lima beans, and soy beans. There is lots of stuff on the web about this so it is important to do the research if you suspect a food allergy and get tested for the SPECIFIC food allergies you think you might have. Here is one website about food allergies.

Mayo Clinic website:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-allergy/DS00082/DSECTION=symptoms

I hope this helps someone who has a new or recurring problem with burning stool or other digestive problems.

Post Edited (Cry4Help) : 4/26/2012 3:22:42 PM (GMT-6)


Posted By : mommyoftwins83 - 5/1/2012 8:35 AM
Hi evryone! I'm just throwing this out. I had the burning and itching for years. Thought I was alone until I started looking this up. It was so terrible. I happened to go to a new family doc and she had my blood work done. Happens to be my cholestrol was a bit high. B/c of family heart issues she started me on generic Zocor. Since I started taking this the burning, itching and all that is gone. Might check into this. I've had tests done, docs up my butt, everything and wqs told it was food allergies causing this. Well I stopped eating all this stuff to not help. The medicine is what helped. Best wishes everyone!

Posted By : Port80 - 6/15/2012 8:33 AM
I have similar problem from years. Whenever this happen, I have burning after stool passing and then 3-4 hrs are hell like tired, painful, no energy in legs. Sit, stand and on bed - no help at all. After couple of hrs, I become okay again like nothing happen.
 
I have controlled this 95% in last 2-3 yrs. I also tried many creams and gels but no luck.
I found that eating some specific things have major contribution to this issue.
e.g. if I eat any green uncooked leafs type food - like lattice, spanich etc. , I will have painfull + burning stool passing next day/morning.
I will have hard time to move form toilet seat for shave and take bath in wasroom before going to office. Sometime I sits hrs due to energy loss.
Similary I have many other food items figured out which I don't eat to avoid this problem and it is working for me.
 
I discussed with my Dr. and GI many times but not help. They say food has nothing to do with it but what I found is different and food is definately part of problem in my case.
 
In my opinion everyone has some specific food items which creates the irritation and burning sensations. Key is - produce stool that pass ur system w/o irritation. You are the only one who can figure that out.
 
Here are some of do or don't in food in MY CASE. My dad has same issue but he figured our different food items and he is also have 99% good time now.
 
Just to give idea (in case anyone insterested), it happens when I:
eat lattice, or any green salad with leafs. (However I can eat cucamber, tomato, carrort etc. no problem)
eat cooked food preparared with yougart.
drinks more than half glass of apple juice
drik more than 1-2 glass of regular milk/day.
any thing too sweet, like tim hortans donuts or any glazed donats -
cake or pastaries.
many type of sweet coffee at starbuks/2nd cup/tim hortons casue this.
any COLD sandwitch from airports. always try to eat hot.
it happens when I use milk in small plastic containers in hotels/offices (never happen with regular milk in my tea or coffee)
It heppens with apple but not with cooked apple like in cake or baked apple.
It happens with burned/black or over cooked BBQ.
It happens with a specific pizza crust. (e.g. pizza pizza's piza it bothers but pizzahut or domano, no problem)
 
Mostly it don't happen if I used Cooked food and Avoid Raw veg.
It don't happen with chicken, rice, cooked vegitables, bbq chicken.
 
It worked for me and I move from 20%-30% good time to 95% good time due to above eating style.
 
 

Post Edited (Port80) : 6/15/2012 8:36:09 AM (GMT-6)


Posted By : JC Vex - 8/18/2012 9:05 AM
I find that an enema of milk often helps. It's like when you eat something spicy and drink some milk it cools off your tongue. The same goes for visa versa. Plus the calcium in the milk will also help to bind the loose material in the stool. A tip is to let the milk get to room temperature first though because cold milk can be really sensitive down there. Hope this helps.

Posted By : Abbeystead - 9/3/2012 11:25 AM
I have only just found this site and only hope someone out there can advise me. I had my gall bladder out 35 years ago and after removing it they found there was only sand in it, problem had been a stomach ulcer all the time.   Since having it out have suffered poor health and have ME/FM/CS//IBS/Diverticulitis and Lymphodeama.  Am in quite a lot of pain all the time and have been prescribed numerous painkillers. The one I take most is Dy-hydrocodeine which does constipate me.  Then this morning after being constipated I began having diarrahoe (excuse spelling).  This happens quite often and the burning in the bottom half of my bowel and anus is horrendous.   I feel liverish,as though 'd been drinking the night before and just live on water and cream crackers till it subsides.
 
about 8 years ago they did a scan on me and found that I have a dilated bile duct althoughr the endoscopy proved there were no stones present, they told me that from time to  time it would become inflammed and in other words just get on with it.   Also have acid reflus but can deal with that with lansprozole tablets but its just when it affects my bowel and the area where my gall bladder was that I find difficult to cope with.  Feel sick, weak, tired and in pain.  Is there anything anyone would recommend I take to get rid of this liverish feeling..     Had a Kit-Kat (chocolate) and an Activia Yoghurt last night and feel this may have kicked it off. Dont know which is worse the constipation or loose stinging acidic bowe.Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Posted By : cru - 11/13/2012 2:44 PM
I thought I was alone with this issue and what a relief to find out I’m not. My symptoms have been going on for two years now and I’m at my wits end. Unfortunately I have a very high metabolism, thus I’m on the pot at least four to five times a day, making most of my day hell. Sometimes when I am passing the stool I just want to scream cause of the pain. I am so tired going taking wipes and cream with me everywhere I go. This is so embarrassing. I have seen three proctologist specialists, had two biopsies done (major pain) with negative results and seen two dermatologists –with no results. Everyone including my wife thought I was crazy. Now I feel like I have some direction. I must say I am very disappointed with the medical options from the five doctors. My symptoms consisted of: burning when passing the stool & the stool is almost yellow in color. I have read something about the Gall Bladder being the cause and am researching the subject to find some strong answers. Your input is greatly appreciated

Posted By : Izzies - 11/22/2012 4:52 PM
Ive noticed that since I began taking Nexium for acid reflux I have some anal leakage and burning after eating spicy food. As I didn't have this problem before taking Nexium I wonder if the suppression of stomach acid means the spices are passing through undigested and causing the problem (sufficient stomach acid is necessary for digestion, but Nexium reduces this acid). I don't want to stop taking Nexium as I already have damage to my esophagus caused by the acid, so I suppose my only solution is no more spicy foods. I have no gallbladder or other health problems. Has anyone else here only had the burning problem since they began taking Nexium or other PPI?

To get rid of the acute anal burning - and in my case the whole area goes bright red and raw and sometimes even bleeds a little - I use either Anusol ointment or a nappy (diaper) cream, both of which contain zinc oxide, to begin the healing, then I use baby powder to keep the area dry until the skin is back to normal. I sympathise with anyone who has this problem, as it's so very uncomfortable and not something you can talk to other people about (except online).

Posted By : tissue - 12/13/2012 2:58 PM
hi everyone
i'm new to this forum after stumbling across healing well.com whilst looking for some alternate answers.
The best thing about it....it's great to see i'm not alone with the 'burning butt' and its 'not in my mind'.

i have read all the posts so far and will try some of the remedies for the burning butt, thank you.

one thing I have found and tried successfully as i was at the end of my tether is URAL (cures the symptoms not the cause) and gives prompt relief. I don't know if you can get it any other country (i'm in australia) but it works wonders.

Ural is a pleasantly flavoured effervescent drink which provides relief from painful burning symptoms of urinary Tract Infections. Ural helps to neutralize the acid and i've found it works a treat when i have the 'burning butt' syndrome. Also helps soothe the intestine.
I'm sure if you ask at the local pharmacy for a neutralizer for UTI's they'd have something.

good luck everyone smilewinkgrin

Posted By : stickersteve - 1/8/2013 7:41 AM
I just joined this forum and wanted to let everyone know what I try for the burn. I have tried just about everything, every cream I could find in the stores, lidocane, hemorroid creams, etc. The one day while searching on amazon.com I found this stuff called Ma Ying Long Hemorrhoid Ointment. It is made in china and also comes as a suppository. In my opinion, this stuff is amazing for the burn. It keeps the anus area cool for hours. One word of caution though if anyone tries this, do not order the suppositories in the summer time. They tend to melt in the heat.

Posted By : daxbr - 1/20/2013 3:36 PM
Thanks for making a connection between the itch and gallbladder problems. It makes so much sense now. I have gallstones for over 10 years but was able to control attacks with periodic olive oil flushes.

Not sure if my experience can help anyone but here it is: Started having this itch problem early last year and it got progressively worse. Doctors were at a loss. No over the counter meds worked too. It got so bad at one point, I was waking up at night scratching it.. Last fall, I did liver flush to clean my liver that I do every 3 months ( you can search hulda clark liver flush for details). In preparation for the flush I drunk 1 glass of fresh ap4ple juice every day for 7 days before the flush. While cleaning stomach, I noticed passing yellow looking oily substance. It started burning my rectus so bad that I sat on sink with water running for over 30 mins. Next morning, I woke up and immediately noticed no itch. No problems for 4 months at all until last week, some mild itch returned. Probably time for another flush.

Posted By : vondenwald - 4/22/2013 5:50 PM
Hello,

I have been reading up on some things going on with me. I am a IC patient (Interstitial Cystitis) and along with it is GERD, IBS and am sure might be more undiagnosed. I have acid from my tummy down to my bowls and constantly burn from all the way down. I have tried many medications such as Pepcid Complete to calcium tablets from the health food store. The acid is still there and often times causes bleeding. The last three days I have had dark black stools which today turned to green foul smelling stools.

I have read from many forums and sites it could be more health problems. Anyone else experience these symptoms who have the same health problems?

Posted By : vondenwald - 4/22/2013 5:52 PM
Also forgot to say, I wake up in the morning peeing from my rear (yes litterly peeing) sometimes by the end of the day I will have a solid movement but mostly just a little less liquid. I might have normal BM's once a month but they are very rare.

Posted By : beccabear92 - 4/30/2013 5:26 AM
was born with Hirschprungs disease, and had most of my intestines removed, I just found this forum after a bad bout of this recently, and thought I might share what my fix is
 
one trick I thought I might share for immediate relief is mixing your relief ointment (whatever you might find works best for you) with a small amount of "oragel" this can be found in the toothpaste aisle and is what is used for inner mouth irritations such as canker sores, it has a numbing effect which I find soothing particularly if your finding the cream a bit of a moot point after wiping it off over and over again during a day filled with multiple trips to the bathroom, while you may still need to re-apply the cream the numbing effect of the oragel saves you from the pain of wiping, it does not sting at all and although its intended for something else I figure It can do little harm seeing that it's safe enough to ingest, but talk to your doctor if your not sure:)
 
-(be sure to get a kind that does not treat but simply numbs the area)
 
also I recommend switching to wipes pronto whenever you are in for a day of multiple bathroom trips, it can really save ur a** haha:)  
 
goodluck!

Posted By : valgreen89 - 7/3/2013 1:25 AM
So I Had My Gall Bladder Removed 2 Weeks Ago. since My Surgery My Stool Has Been Soft And Almost Like Diarrehea. At First I Thought It Was Because I Was Eating Soft Foods But even When I Started Eating Actual Food It Continued The Same. Today I Had The Most Painful Bowel Movement That Burned Severely. I Havent Been Eating Anything With Spices Or Chile. So I'm Not Sure What Is Wrong. I Read It Could Hav Something To Do With Lack Of Calcium.... Does Anybody Have Any Suggestions Because I'm Literally Afrai To Eat At This Point...
My Brother Keeps Telling Me I Can't Eat Raw Vegetables. Is That True? I Really Need Some Advice

Posted By : Marsky - 7/3/2013 9:52 AM
I think you need to google post gall bladder removal diet and see what is recommended. What I've heard is we need to be a low fat diet. I had my GB removed too but mixed up in my IBS like symptoms is the fact that I also had a colon resection during my GB surgery (I was under for cancer) so I never really know if my troubles are from not having a GB or missing a good chunk of my lower colon, or both.

That said, since it's been only 2 weeks since your surgery, I wouldn't implement any type of medication or supplement such as calcium. I would discuss both with your doctor but if your symptoms continue, long past the post-op phase is complete, you may be experiencing bile salts diarrhea. There are several things you can try - then - but only then. Such as chewable Caltrate with Vitamin D pills - one with each meal, 3 a day. Or you can ask your doctor for an Rx, I take cholestyramine powder, it binds with excess bile in your system and is expelled ideally with minimal GI upset (what you may have right now, excess bile in your small or large intestine).

I would imagine raw vegetables would be too hard on your body.

If I had suggest any one diet right now it would be a low residue diet (plain food, bananas, white bread, bagels, applesauce, white rice, cottage cheese, mashed potatoes, roasted chicken or turkey, white fish, cooked vegetables, carrots, peas, etc. - avoid high fiber and summer fresh fruits with a lot of pulp, peaches, berries, etc. That might be too harsh on your GI tract right now).

Good luck to you.
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg, twice daily + Probiotic: Renew Life/Ultimate Flora/50 Billion count, twice daily + Cholestyramine 1 T daily

Posted By : Fifismom - 7/4/2013 8:26 AM
For the burning of the bum, I use regular toilet wipes, not the commercial hemmy wipes. After a while they can be irritating. And a doctor friend of mine suggested aloe vera gel after every bowel movement instead of commercial creams. I found this an amazing help. You can use it indefinitely. Use plain gel, NO ALCOHOL! Had my gall bladder out in 1994 and my IBS got worse than before but I had serious gall stones. So....very important to keep the bottom as clean as possible with the wipes and sitz baths. It just becomes part of your daily routine unfortunately.

Posted By : stickersteve - 7/8/2013 3:29 PM
I also get the burning and have tried many products. By far the best is something I found on amazon called MA YING LONG Hemorrhoid ointment. It has a cooling menthol effect that lasts for hours. They have a cream and suppositories. If you try the suppositories be careful if you order them in the summer. I live in arizona and they melted.

Posted By : SaraA - 7/26/2013 5:27 PM

Does anyone also have these symptoms…?

I am experiencing burning/itching butt. Sometimes the burning is so bad my skin bleeds.

The feeling of my intestines being swollen. My mid-section becomes very distended and hard

        It hurts to bend over I am no longer able tie my shoes. When my mid-section/intestine swells the most I get a very weird feeling in my eyes. Almost like my actual eye balls are swollen. I also get very tired and have to sleep

Regular bowl movements but are almost always soft. Feces leaks from me almost all the time.

       I go through baby wipes like crazy have to shower many times a day. But never clean.

I have a pain where my Liver/Gallbladder is but blood test say liver is ok and a sonogram say my gallbladder is ok.

Acne and general felling of being unhealthy

Anxiety

Probiotics haven’t made any difference.

Doesn’t seem to be effected by food.

I have been dealing with this for about 4 years now. Getting ready to go to yet another Dr.

Any ideas?


Posted By : Ubuntuman - 9/1/2013 9:55 AM
Hello I just came across this in a search as I too experience some form of acidic burning. Many times I find I pass gas and then acidic leakage causes burning. I will go back though to where it all began with me. I used to drink alot of soda, pepsi, coke. But then I started getting really bad intestinal cramping and bouts of Diarrhea.. I finally realized the pattern something in the soda was making this far worse so I quit all soda and experienced a dramatic improvement. But I still have some acidic burning even without going #2.. So I have begun looking at other things I am taking in like Milk and Wheat cereal. I am in the process of trying to figure this out. I did a test, I quit eating wheat cereal for a week. And also stopped milk as well.. And I found all acid stopped. I think I may be onto something either it is the wheat or the milk or both.. I could be experiencing some form of allergic reaction. Oh, I want to mention I also have experienced a bloated belly/intestines. I noticed though when I quit wheat chex cereal/milk.. The stomach also went down. Sometimes things are quite obvious but tend to look for deep mysterious reasons.. To me cream is not the answer we must find the root causes so as to protect our intestines.. If not in time cancers can develop. That is why I am taking this serious. Maybe they are messing with foods too much and we are affected.. I don't know.. But either way its best to find the cause and eliminate it. I will do more experimenting and see what works for me.

I realize we are all different and what hurts me might not hurt you. But it could also be that what hurts me might also be hurting you. If you eat cereals in particular wheat, and use milk, try stopping both and see if you get relief..

:-)

Posted By : ryan8773 - 11/28/2013 7:04 PM
I have a tip for everyone who is posting here. this is something that is SOLID and everyone should check at part of the solution for problems. This helps 50% of my issues. i use more specific elements for specific problems.

1. Buy PH test strips. Check your urine. You can also check your mouth PH. Thic can help draw a picture for you. If your body is high acid, it can cause MANY problems and chain reaction of problems. Here is a sample of test strips. i actuall used this one and found it user friendly and lasted a long time.

AlkaMax pH test papers. its a plastic roll with tear off strips. it comes in a little box. i found it accurate and more sensitive than others i tried.

2. Options to balance body PH. Drink High alkaline water, You can make some by adding a lil baking soda. You can also buy products made to lower body acid. Here is one that I took and it works well. I bought this in a kit when i bought the test strips. AlkaMax Alkaline Booster. It worked well ! Hek, I felt better whenin a couple hrs of taking it. However, After my surgery, it took a while to get my PH right. My body was in shock, however, The Alkaline Booster Helped.

Note: My body acid went super low, like 5.5 when my gal stone got stuck in the cystic duct. I had gal stone and bladder removed.


P.S. You can use the test strips to test high alkiline water. some water you buy claims 9.0 ph etc. i tested with the strips and it was really like 7.5 I did manage to find some true 9.0 ph water. i took it home, tested it BAM, 9.0 with the test strips. IF you get some High alkaline water, start off slowly. dont gulp down 1/2 gallon too fast. it might make you a lil sick feeling if you drink too much too fast. however, after a day. i felt overall better! less bloating, my body ph was getting better.

Post Edited (ryan8773) : 11/28/2013 6:10:08 PM (GMT-7)


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