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A 23-year-old female asked:

how many times should i wipe after bowel movement? i'm wiping 15-40 times and i'm seeing blood.. is this normal? no pain. started after antibiotics use this year and increase of using restroom. started wiping more often. i use to only wipe 5-8 times.

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Buy some cleansing: flushable moist wipes which will be more effective for cleaning and less likely to irritate your anus.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No: You shouldn't have to wipe more than 3 times maximum else you end up irritating your butt and even get blood from it. Consider wetting the tissue on the first wipe following by dry paper. A Bidet would be a great help. If the diarrhea occurred after taking an abx, you may have something like C difficile infection and should contact your doctor to get checked out.

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