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Everytime when I havea bowl movement or 2, later during the

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Everytime when I havea bowl movement or 2, later during the day and usual everytime I urinate, I have to wipe mysel. I am male 70 years old. Is this common?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  DrKnowsBest replied 5 years ago.

this is possible with age but can also be a sign of other nerve problems in the bowel. if there is stool leakage this is sometimes due to a loosening of the sphincter muscle that should prevent this. this may be muscular but is sometimes nerve related. I would see a gastroenterologist to be sure. They can take a look at the tone of your sphincter and also make sure there aren't any small tracts called fistulas that cause stool to leak when you push.

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