I think we have the same problem. When I was 16 I remember I'm doing the same thing like you do. I know it is gross but this is an illness that we have not chosen.
I was operated with apecdetomy because I'm so poor in drinking water.
I cannot move my bowels normally as others. I thought I'm the only one having this problem. I had hemorrhoids because of this too. I can only move my bowels if I have to help it with my fingers. My doctor told me that my BOWEL FUNCTION is not working. I had been doing this since I was 16 and am now 48.
I did observe that when I ate something with fibers it somehow helps but totally as I have said, that has been my life since then.
I would have bleeding, really fresh red blood by using my fingers. The hemorrhoids are irritated. I don't have insurance so until now I have this problem.
I am still poor in drinking water and that has been my goal and since then not accomplish it yet.
Research on fibers. The avocado helps since it has oil on it. But also eat something with fibers like bokchoy vegetables.
String beans is also helpful. There is a fiber powder my doctor prescribed me but I lost it and can't share it to you. There is that powder fiber that you put into your drinks.
Anyway I pray this helps.
I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M SHARING THIS BUT TO FIND OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE ME WITH THE SAME PROBLEM WAS SURPRISING ON ME THAT I DID NOT HESITATE TO WRITE YOU AND THAT I AM NOT ASHAME.
This is painful and terrible and scary too.
I pray there is a remedy on my kind of illness.
My first time ever to read and share on the web ever.
This is good because it helps us not to panic and be stressed.
Thank you for creating this for everybody. I do appreciate it.View Thread
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