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[QUOTE=cheeselephant;4728030]Thanks for the feedback. I will try that routine you refer too starting tommorow. I forgot to add that after I have a bowel movement, I feel as if I haven't fully gone and I can feel the pressure in my rectum of still having to go and if I was to try and move the rest of it out by straining it will only put me in more discomfort.[/QUOTE]

There could be a bunch of reasons for your feeling that you haven't completely evacuated. Have you seen a GI doctor for your problems?

The reason I ask is I have been having the same problem for some time now. I just saw my GI doctor on Tuesday and a Colon/Rectal Specialist today. Like you, it started out with the incomplete evacuation, that feeling that you are not "done" At some point, I must have strained(Important: don't do this! :eek: ) Straining can lead to hemmoroids, anal fissures, rectal prolapse, it's all bad! Which is where I am at now, with hemmoroids, fissures and a rectal prolapse. I have to be honest, my PCP, general surgeon, GI doctor and 2 Walk In Clinic doctors could not tell that I had a condition called Internal Rectal Prolapse, but the Colon and Rectal Specialist has seen it hundreds of times and could it by an rectal exam and scope. At this point, my doc is recommending Citrucel, but if that doesn't help, I am looking at surgery. I sure hope this is not the case for you, please let a GI or Colon/Rectal Specialist take a look. Best of luck!
[QUOTE=rufous57;4737813]There could be a bunch of reasons for your feeling that you haven't completely evacuated. Have you seen a GI doctor for your problems?

The reason I ask is I have been having the same problem for some time now. I just saw my GI doctor on Tuesday and a Colon/Rectal Specialist today. Like you, it started out with the incomplete evacuation, that feeling that you are not "done" At some point, I must have strained(Important: don't do this! :eek: ) Straining can lead to hemmoroids, anal fissures, rectal prolapse, it's all bad! Which is where I am at now, with hemmoroids, fissures and a rectal prolapse. I have to be honest, my PCP, general surgeon, GI doctor and 2 Walk In Clinic doctors could not tell that I had a condition called Internal Rectal Prolapse, but the Colon and Rectal Specialist has seen it hundreds of times and could it by an rectal exam and scope. At this point, my doc is recommending Citrucel, but if that doesn't help, I am looking at surgery. I sure hope this is not the case for you, please let a GI or Colon/Rectal Specialist take a look. Best of luck![/QUOTE]
I use Citrucel twice a day. I put fresh squeezed lemon juice in a 8 oz. glass of water in warm it in the microwave for 1 minute and then I add the Citrucel 1 scoopful and 1 tsp. of L-glutamine powder which is amino acid that helps with digestion in general. I use the L-glutamine for acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. I take it with my breakfast and then again when I get home from work. Just make sure you drink another 8 oz. glass of water right afterwards. When I do this combination with my oatmeal with ground flax seed and cinnamon, and 6 stewed prunes this usually kicks in the gastrocolic reflex(also known as peristalsis) which gives you the urge and signal you need to have a bowel movement within 20 minutes of my eating breakfast. Citrucel can be used 3 times a day.
[QUOTE=rufous57;4737813]There could be a bunch of reasons for your feeling that you haven't completely evacuated. Have you seen a GI doctor for your problems?

The reason I ask is I have been having the same problem for some time now. I just saw my GI doctor on Tuesday and a Colon/Rectal Specialist today. Like you, it started out with the incomplete evacuation, that feeling that you are not "done" At some point, I must have strained(Important: don't do this! :eek: ) Straining can lead to hemmoroids, anal fissures, rectal prolapse, it's all bad! Which is where I am at now, with hemmoroids, fissures and a rectal prolapse. I have to be honest, my PCP, general surgeon, GI doctor and 2 Walk In Clinic doctors could not tell that I had a condition called Internal Rectal Prolapse, but the Colon and Rectal Specialist has seen it hundreds of times and could it by an rectal exam and scope. At this point, my doc is recommending Citrucel, but if that doesn't help, I am looking at surgery. I sure hope this is not the case for you, please let a GI or Colon/Rectal Specialist take a look. Best of luck![/QUOTE]

Thank you very much for the feedback. Yes, I have seen a GI doctor who ended up getting me a requisition for a sigmoidoscopy which I had about 3 months ago and everything came back normal. I didn't really believe there was a problem with my colon it's self as its always been the rectal pressure/ incomplete evacuation but just to be on the safe side we got it done. I believe straining makes the problem alot worse. At times I have had some bleeding and I've always wondered if I had a minor case of a rectal prolapse but now I'll have have to look into seeing a rectal/colon specialist as you said they were the only doctors that were able to diagnose you with the Internal Rectal Prolapse. Anyways keep myself and the rest of us updated with how well you're doing and hopefully Citurcel works out for you. Good Luck!





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