I had this, along with rectal bleeding from the need to push. It was very compelling and uncomfortable. Sometimes in the bathroom doing little or nothing except pushing 25 times in an hour or two. As I mentioned before, with no help or diagnosis from the doctors, I took a combination of Imodium and / or Tylenol to tamp it down. At the height of it, I was up to six Imodium at a time and a couple of Tylenol 3s. The doctors were ok with this but I don’t think they ever really understood what I was going through. Also had to start taking fiber and miralax to keep things moving. It’s a truly miserable situation.
Rectal Cancer Stage 3A 10-22-2015 T2N1M0
Start Chemo radiation 11/2015
LAR TME w/ total hysterectomy 3/14/2016 pT2N1M0 No ileo, straight connect
Start Xelox 4/21/16 1 week on/1 week off
Switch to Xelox 2 weeks on/1 week off 6/1/2016
Supplements: Curcumin, PSK, Celixicob, Cimetidime, Glutamine, L-Acytel Carnitine, Vit D, Vit B6, Vit B12, magnesium, calcium, aspirin, metformin, modified citrus pectin