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Do I have to change my diet or are these serious symptoms.?

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I absolute hate going #2. I have to wipe and wipe and wipe until it hurts. Most of the time I'm very close to being finished wiping when I see that I pretty much have to start the process all over again. Then a half hour later I have to go back for touch ups; something even two or three times. This leads to slight bleeding. This has been going on consistently for quite a few years. I thought it might have had to do with drinking alcohol too often, which I have reduced down to all most nothing, but it hasn't helped. I'm getting depressed and irratated. Can anyone suggest anything or help?
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replied November 7th, 2016
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Get evaluated for inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Talk to a gastroenterologist and let them help. Meanwhile focus on diet and lifestyle adjustments. Visit our IBS health center for further guidance.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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replied November 15th, 2016
Sounds like you have a somewhat mild case of fecal incontinence. I would look into kegel exercises. They are supposed to strengthen your anal sphincter which ideally should lessen your symptoms.
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