I'm throwing this out there in case anyone has experienced this. I had a low anterior resection about 18 months ago. Sine then, I will sometimes be stricken with a great urgency to go. I go, tons comes out (not diarrhea), I get up to go about my life but whoa, the urgency hits again and I have to race back to the bathroom to avoid soiling myself. This will occur up to five times in rapid succession. Each time I have to go back to the bathroom, less and less will come out. It doesn't hurt, but by the last couple of times I have to return to the bathroom, there is a STRONG straining sensation in my rectum. The best way to describe it is that it feels like my rectum is trying turn itself inside out or push its way out of my body.
It is NOT diarrhea, it is a completely different sensation.
I've never timed an episode, but it seems to last between 30-45 minutes from the first race to the bathroom to the last empty straining.
These episodes have been occurring with more frequency and now they are happening every few days. Usually in the evening, but sometimes it happens in the middle of the night. The last time it happened I had terrible, terrible abdominal cramping as well--lay down on the bathroom floor with knees drawn up level of pain.
Anyone have any idea what this might be?
53 year old female
Mom of three, ages 30, 26 and 10
Tumor in sigmoid colon found 12-2013
LAR 1-14-2014, 1/16 nodes, dx Stage IIIa CC
6 months adjuvant Xeloda, finished 8-28-14
Two years out, so far, so good