A 60-year-old male asked:
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i have had several internal hemorrhoids removed and now i have to wipe excessively to get clean. sometimes an hour or two later, i wipe again but very little. no blood, no pain no urge to go.

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Pasty gooey: Hard to clean stool is usually due to a lack of fluids usually about 40 ounces short for the day. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol and increase your fluids. This should help in 3-4 days. You may also have had damage to your sphincter muscles from the surgery. This too needs to be evaluated.
Answered on Jan 11, 2013

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