Thursday, November 21, 2013

Poop in Peace

Recticare Box
Okay, I've really been falling behind in getting out some posts I've been working on, butt I really thought I should squeeze this one out.

For some reason, people really don't like talking about anything to do with their butts.  Butt, what's going on down there can be an indicator of your overall health.

Most of us know that if you have blood in your stool, you should get it checked out.  We also know that we should start getting screened for colon cancer at some point (depending on family history/personal risk factors).

There can also be issues with discomfort while pooping from either hemorrhoids or fissures.  This is no joke man, I can tell you from personal experience.  After both my girls were born, I developed serious fissures that made it feel like I was passing razer blades out of my butt anytime I had to poop.  I thought this was weird since I had 2 C-sections, but my OB said it's not uncommon due to the constipation caused by the hormones and surgeries.  I know for women who have natural births, hemorrhoids often develop, especially after a prolonged labour. 

In my case, I had to take stool softeners for about 4 months after both girls were born, and the OB had to prescribe a cortisone treatment.  But it took a few weeks to work and in the short term didn't help with the pain. 

So when I was asked to write a post about RectiCare, I agreed because I don't mind talking poop.  Bathroom humour is my favorite kind of humour after all!  I was sent the cream, but since my butt is currently fine, I really can't try it out.  What I can tell you, is that unlike the other products on the market meant to heal, which only offer longer term relief, this product contains Lidocaine, a local anesthetic that can provide immediate relief from pain, burning and itching.  It also includes finger cots so, um, you don't need to get your hands dirty.  I can tell you now, I would have really appreciated this product when I was experiencing painful pooping!

So, if you are suffering every time you sit on the can, you might want to give it a try.

Disclaimer:  I was sent a complimentary tube of Recticare but all opinions on this blog are my own. 

Oh, and if anyone lives in the Toronto area and wants the free sample, it's unopened and I am happy to give it to you!