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how to wash your hands
Submitted by Poonurse
July 12, 2004, 10 Comments

John asks: Hi pooooooooooooonurse! I took a dump the other day and had to conserve the toilet paper because it was almost out. I only used one square of paper at a time to wipe my ass, so, as a result, the shit soaked through and touched my fingers. My question is this: how exactly should I wash...

does constipation lead to diarrhea?
Submitted by Poonurse
July 12, 2004, 85 Comments

Shyman asks: I had a backed-up problem recently. Then I ate tuna casserole, and an hour after eating, I sat and crap flew out of my backside fast-paced like. My question being: is constipation then diarrhea -- without laxatives -- normal? Or did the food I ate evacuate my bowels? Dear Shyman,...

Diverticulosis & Diverticulitis
Submitted by Poonurse
June 22, 2004, 90 Comments

Who cares about diverticular disease? Not me, particularly; but if you or someone you know is affected by it, then you would. So I have undertaken an exhausting research project (thanks, Google) that probably anyone could duplicate or improve on in some way. This is Poonurse reporting on......

sudden floater
Submitted by Poonurse
June 15, 2004, 11 Comments

Dottie asks: My 11 year old son has destroyed countless number of underware because he will not poop when he has to. He will only go at home if we threaten him or tell him he will get icecream if he goes! He says that he is board. He doesn't want to miss his favorite tv show. Or I don't have to...

itchy itchy itchy
Submitted by Poonurse
June 15, 2004, 169 Comments

Winnie the Poo asks: Since about twenty days ago, I've had this weird sweaty-burning sensation in my butthole all day long, and the itching is killing me (scratching 24/7 is not nice...). Please tell me -- am I going to die?? What did I do to deserve this? And most of all, how can I get rid of...

infrequent and immense BMs
Submitted by Poonurse
June 15, 2004, 5 Comments

Robert asks: Sometimes I go for five days without the great relief a good movement. When I finally do go, I have to flush at least three times or I fill the bowl. Sometimes I clog it up so badly the plunger comes out full of poop. Should I see an ass-doctor? Dear Robert, Thanks for the...

poop won't go all the way out
Submitted by Poonurse
June 15, 2004, 232 Comments

Problmaticer asks: When I poop, I can't go all the way. I usually end up with poop stuck on my anus; and I really don't want to strain. This leads to endless wiping. I've fought this matter for while now... it's getting tiring, and I realy urge for a solution. Dear Problmaticer, Sigh. You'll...

my kid refuses to go
Submitted by Poonurse
June 15, 2004, 73 Comments

Dottie asks: My eleven-year-old son has destroyed countless pairs of underwear because he will not poop when he has to. He will only go at home if we threaten him or tell him he will get ice cream if he goes! He says that he is bored, or he doesn't want to miss his favorite TV show, or Ihe doesn't...

itchy and lumpy anus
Submitted by Poonurse
June 15, 2004, 32 Comments

Laura from the UK asks: My anus is always itchy. Sometimes I can't stop scratching. There are a few small lumps... what could this be? Dear Laura, Thanks for the question! Sounds like hemmorhoids to me. Those rascals can get quite annoying when they think you aren't paying enough attention to...

dull stomach pain, lots of poop
Submitted by Poonurse
June 15, 2004, 15 Comments

Nichole asks: I am constantly having dull pains (bloated, pressure) on my stomach. I also poop on average about four times a day. It seems like literally every time after I eat, I poop. Even half an apple, anything!! I have very little stress in my life. What could be the cause of this?? Please...

who are you, poonurse?
Submitted by Poonurse
May 24, 2004, 17 Comments

Gulp asks: Are you really a doctor? Have you ever really examined someone's poop? When have you had to stick something up a child's rectum and why? Please post this and don't email me. Post your answer. Dear Gulp, I am not a doctor. I am a nurse. I do not examine poop. I see it all the time in...

burning, and white "stuff"
Submitted by Poonurse
May 24, 2004, 53 Comments

Lisa H. asks: I have frequent soft stool and it causes a burning sensation in the rectum. Just now, I had white "stuff" mixed with fecal matter. I was wondering what the burning sensation was and the white "stuff" was? Thanks. Dear Lisa, Thanks for the question. If this is a new situation for...

little white balls in my poop
Submitted by Poonurse
May 24, 2004, 412 Comments

Becca asks: When I take a poop there are these little off-white round things that I see on the paper as well as in the toilet. What could this be? I have had this for over a month. Dear Becca, Let's look at this logically, shall we? Anytime one has little white things coming out of one's butt...

weed turns my poop green
Submitted by Poonurse
May 24, 2004, 105 Comments

Surbo asks: Whenever I smoke marijuanak, my poop turns different colors of green, depending on the potency of the bud. But when ever I'm not smoking marijuana, it's brown (its regular color). Why is that? Dear Surbo, I would think it probably has more to do with what you are munching on while...

suddenly i'm pooping a lot more
Submitted by Poonurse
May 24, 2004, 172 Comments

PoopMachine asks: I'm a female, and I've been pooping a lot lately - on average, three to four times a day. Is there anything abnormal about this? I've never pooped so much in my life. I do take some medications for depression and allergies, could that be the culprit? Should I mention this to my...

when i sobered up, my poop got boring
Submitted by Poonurse
May 24, 2004, 11 Comments

Dookie Dog asks: I used to sit on the can for hours and shit to my hearts content, reading the L.A. Times and then the local Santa Barbara paper, which I would also use to wipe my ass because that's all it's good for. Anyway, I was drinking about a case or two of Coors Light per day. I'm a big guy...

poop in the womb
Submitted by Poonurse
May 24, 2004, 21 Comments

Dude asks: Do babies poop while in the womb? And where does it go if they do? Hi, and thanks for the question! Finally, one I can answer with authority! Yes, they certainly can and do poop in there. The baby's first BM is called meconium, and it is a tarry, black, sticky substance. If released...

did i stretch my anus?
Submitted by Poonurse
May 6, 2004, 98 Comments

John asks: I went through a time of Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder during which poop was kinda my enemy. I felt like I could never get my ass clean so I would REALLY wipe hard, and kinda far into the ass (at most half a finger in, probably not that much, though). I'd also hold in farts and dumps (...

what to do with used colostomy bags
Submitted by Poonurse
May 6, 2004, 14 Comments

JoyofLife asks: I have a friend... let's call her Hag. She has this awful fecal drainage. She uses her bag to collect it during the day. Kinda like a Hagbag, but very gross! What can she do, besides putting her used bags on eBay? Dear JoyofLife, Lets see... How about just throwing them out?...

orange pee
Submitted by Poonurse
May 6, 2004, 88 Comments

The Shit Volcano asks: I recently went to the doctor for a regular check-up, and she decided that my medications needed to be turned up a little. The medication is used for social anxiety disorder. Okay, don't laugh! I'm self-conscious. Anyway, since this time, my pee has been orange. Not all the...

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