... I have soft pasty stools that require excessive wiping, causing the anal area to become irritated. ... (0 replies)
... Your transit time is too short making your stools too pasty. ... (6 replies)
... Just a quick response to Kim. I have had the same problem. And I really wonder what's to be done with pasty stools that never end. I have just stopped Benefiber that was making me way too loose. I was all day running to the bathroom and wiping. ... (82 replies)
... I've had pasty stools lately and am having trouble pinching off the stools. So much wiping is needed. ... (82 replies)
... Thinking of everyone in their various states of coping & recovery. I'm doing pretty well (my surgery was April 2008). Motorboat toots are my biggest complaint! But since I've been eating whatever and not paying much attention to how much fiber, water, etc. since Thanksgiving, I've noticed that I can still get tender with the pasty stools b/c of all the wiping and not being... (82 replies)
... Hi everyone,
Elley, can you explain what priobotics are? Anything that could help with gas would be fan-dam-tastic!
Spring, Hang in there! So you're doing biofeedback or what? Could you explain what you mean about breathing through Kegals? I need to get consistent with my Kegals for sure, but always unsure if I'm doing them right in the first place. Do you mean to breathe... (77 replies)
... fiber was just bulking me up to much. I try to eat a lot of fruit, and veggies, and add fiber into my diet that way. Once I did that, it was a a while before my stools started to become regular. I also tried to make myself go every day. That has also helped. Maybe it is worth a try to go off the fiber pills? ... (80 replies)
... antibiotic IV bags per day to prevent infection. The antibiotic made my stools really watery which didn't allow me to make it to the toilet sometimes, but I was thankful that my BM weren't painful because I was just dreading that! ... (80 replies)
... now for me, taking Dulcolax causes the stool to be pasty, difficult to clean yourself up afterward, which could translate into thin. Other things can cause thin stools that don't mean colon cancer or bowel obstruction. ... (11 replies)
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... The stools seem to be more "pasty" and are hard to completely push out. ... (1 replies)
... My doctor prescribed Miralax and after many, many years I was finally able to completely empty and not have the feeling I was not finished. No more pasty like stools that is hard to wipe off. ... (7 replies)
... Spring, so glad to hear about your wound closing up.
I have a couple of small surface-level wounds (size of tic-tacs). Stool leakage has been worse the last few days for me. A Mexican food lunch set me off wrong coupled with too little fiber maybe. Anyway, I think my stools have been too pasty and muscles not being able to "vacate" stools (as your doc mentioned). I've been... (78 replies)
I am sorry you are having problems with BMs but a loose stool is much better than a real hard bukly one at your stage in recovery.
I wrote a post about fiber and normal BMs on the "Information Archives" -- post #10 on page 2 at the top of this page. I think it may help you with the foods that you are eating. All insolouble fiber speeds up your intestines and... (116 replies)
... I have taken stool softeners and I don't like them because they make your stool too pasty and it takes too much cleaning in an area that is best left alone as much as possible until the healing is better. ... (298 replies)
... I think you are eating too much insoluble fiber that does not absorb fluids and your stools are probably too loose, soft and pasty. ... (7 replies)
... I have been having loose stools for about a month now. Not frequent, I have a b.m. each morning and it alternates between completely watery, pasty or narrow. No solid, satisfying b.m. ... (10 replies)
... Do not worry about the description of stools being gross as those are exactly the terms we use in nursing to describe stool color and consistency etc. ... (7 replies)
You're right on the button! When I have the "lighter" colored stools, the are loose/or "pasty" (sorry to be grossly descriptive)and the darker they are, the firmer the stool. Thanks for your reply!! (7 replies)