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If I have to wipe after a bowel movement many times, does that mean there is still more fecal matter that needs to be released? Takes too long for all

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Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Multiple reasons

If you have to wipe several times because there seems to be retained fecal matter, your stool may be to loose.
Increase fiber in diet such as fresh fruits and vegetables. If that is not the ptoblem, have your doc do abrectal exam and mske sure your rectal tone us good. This can be reduced by motility disirders or repeated anal intercourse. Doc can do fecal transit time study also.

In brief: Multiple reasons

If you have to wipe several times because there seems to be retained fecal matter, your stool may be to loose.
Increase fiber in diet such as fresh fruits and vegetables. If that is not the ptoblem, have your doc do abrectal exam and mske sure your rectal tone us good. This can be reduced by motility disirders or repeated anal intercourse. Doc can do fecal transit time study also.
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