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   Posted 9/18/2011 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
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.
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hycort enemas when needed/vitamin E enema
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   Posted 9/19/2011 3:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to reiterate what puffed rice has posted - never, ever do a colon cleanse! They do far more harm than good.
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- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
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   Posted 11/18/2011 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
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 11/26/2011 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

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   Posted 1/11/2012 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   


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!

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   Posted 2/25/2012 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   

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

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   Posted 4/24/2012 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
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:

Here is a quick sample of the content:

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).


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.

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.

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)

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   Posted 4/26/2012 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
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:

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:
“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:

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)

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   Posted 5/1/2012 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
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!

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   Posted 6/15/2012 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
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)

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   Posted 8/18/2012 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
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.

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   Posted 9/3/2012 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
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.

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   Posted 11/13/2012 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
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

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   Posted 11/22/2012 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
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).

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   Posted Today 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
hi everyone
i'm new to this forum after stumbling across healing whilst looking for some alternate answers.
The best thing about'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

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   Posted 1/8/2013 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
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 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.

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   Posted 1/20/2013 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
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.

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   Posted 4/22/2013 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   

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?

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   Posted 4/22/2013 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
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.

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   Posted 4/30/2013 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
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:)  

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   Posted 7/3/2013 12:25 AM (GMT -7)   
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

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   Posted 7/3/2013 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
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

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   Posted 7/4/2013 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
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.

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   Posted 7/8/2013 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
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.

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   Posted 7/26/2013 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   

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


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?

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