I have had a colon resectionimg fo Diverticulitis about 1 1/2 years ago. For the past 6 months I have had 24hrs of gas, (Foul Smelling), and Foul Smelling Stools.
My doctor has me taking 6 tablespoons of Oat Bran and 1 tablespoon of Ground Flax Seed per day becaus I have been complaining of the above symptoms along with: Anal Pain, Anal Itching, Abdomanal Bloatind, Roving Abdomanal Pain (mild), Blood on toilet tissue, and sometimes on feces.
I am never constipated, but I seldom have the urge to have my first bowel movement of the day.
When i do it is not a complete bowel movement. I can sit on the toilet for quite awhile and feces comes out a little bit at a time and its very thin in shape.
Of course the constant wiping irritates my anus and causes bleeding, itching, throbbing and pain.
This event sets the corse for the day.
I have 3 to 5 bowel movements throughout the day, and each one is thinner and narrower, and more painful afterward.
I've tried PROCTOSOL HC 2.5% Cream to no avail, and now just Petroleum Jelly to no avail.
What do you suggest that I do?
My Doctor doesn't seem to want to go any further than ointments.