Bowel movement is the movement of faeces, bacteria, and mucus through the bowel and out of the anus, commonly called defecation.
Easiest way to wipe during bowel movement is usually through tissue paper wet wipes and through hand washing.
Many people usually ladies do not know how to wash their anus after defecating, which might have adverse effect on them after washing it wrongly on a regular basis.
Immediately after passing out stool always remember to wipe or wash from front to back, avoid skin-to-skin contact with stool. Always wipe backward from perineum (space between genitals and anus) towards back of the anus. People who are unable to reach their backs due to overweight, injury and strain can reach between the legs as long as they wipe from front to back.
Wiping from front to back is very essential for women so as to prevent excreta matter from entering the urethra. Accidental movement of excreta matter to urethra could lead to urinary tract infection in women, if it happens don’t spray with strong shower instead be sure to rinse with cool water and drink more water to flush the infections away.
Improper wiping can spread bacteria that can cause the following types of infections’
If you are a man, you can wipe from back to front, up and down, anus back to front. which ever one feels comfortable and get the job done.
The spread of feces to urethra is much less likely for male and that is why they can rinse or wipe towards any direction.
Your chance of spreading bacteria to your urethra, which can cause UTI, is higher because your urethra and anus are in tight quarters.
If you have some physical limitations that might hinder you from doing it the right way, ensure you reach your body behind your back through their legs. The position will allow you to wipe your anus from the front to the back so as to ensure faeces is always moving away from urethra.
According to the international foundation for gastrointestinal disorders washing rather than wiping to avoid anal discomforts, you will have to handle your backside carefully.
If you are dealing with diarrhea you might want to handle your backside with care, so its advisable to wash gently because the skin might be very sensitive as a result of frequent stooling which can also make wiping uncomfortable.
If you are at home you can practice the following procedure;
In case you arent familiar with bidet, bidets are standard toilets that spray water on your genitals and bottom, if you are having chronic diarrhea, bidets can be a life saver.
Haemorrhoid creates folds and makes it difficult to clean the area, external haemorrhoid causes pain, itching and bleeding. So in most cases showering with warm water and rinsing gently with warm water is a great idea. Gently dry with a soft towel after rinsing during defecation.
You can decide to wipe from front to back instead of the other way round and dry up immediately since the presence of moisture initiated by perspiration can worsen your condition, so after washing ensure you dry the area.
The clean bottom line after defecating