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Cleanup after bm is very hard. Stool is brown, soft and formed. However always seems to be a lot to wipe and is mostly gathered at top of crack.Ideas?

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
General Practice

In brief: Probably need fiber

If your stool looks normal in color and consistency, you probably just need more fiber in your diet along with lots of water. I recommend something like metamucil or it's equivalent on a daily basis.

In brief: Probably need fiber

If your stool looks normal in color and consistency, you probably just need more fiber in your diet along with lots of water. I recommend something like metamucil or it's equivalent on a daily basis.
Dr. Herbert Hoover
Dr. Herbert Hoover
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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine

In brief: Seems strange...

I would expect that with a formed stool, cleanup would be quick.
Normally, constipation or diarrhea presents more trouble. Perhaps this is a matter of obesity or incomplete evacuation of your bowels with residual stool present. If you have been in a hurry, how about you take another minute or so to make sure there is no stool left in the anal canal when you think you're finished?

In brief: Seems strange...

I would expect that with a formed stool, cleanup would be quick.
Normally, constipation or diarrhea presents more trouble. Perhaps this is a matter of obesity or incomplete evacuation of your bowels with residual stool present. If you have been in a hurry, how about you take another minute or so to make sure there is no stool left in the anal canal when you think you're finished?
Dr. William Harris
Dr. William Harris
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