I’m so used to constantly thinking about my bowel movements and feelings about IBS and do I need to go, that I forget that it’s not normal. I forget that most of the people don’t even think about do they need to go cause it happens regularly and it’s always like from textbook. And they can eat whatever without giving a thought to it that will they get explosive diarrhea from it.
I’m so jealous and miss those days when I was kid and didn’t even know what bowel movements were
When I say intense, I mean it. I don’t mean to go into TMI, but there are times when the pain is so bad I have to physically grip something near me and squeeze to help alleviate some of the pain. This only ever happens during the first bowel movement after starting my period.
It always feels like it’s coming from the rectum, and makes it hard to pass a bowel movement because of the level of pain It causes. I’ve seen a rectal doctor about this very issue, and nothing conclusive every came back from the examination. Has anyone else ever experienced this or something similar?
EDIT: I saw my doctor today, and he prescribed me a low dose progestin birth control (Norethindrone .35mg) to see if that will help with the monthly pain. I haven’t taken birth control since I was 16, which at the time made my mood swings unbearable and I since loathed the thought of ever taking it again. Now, over a decade later, I think it’s worth a shot considering how terrible the pain from my cycle can be. Wish me luck!
I have a thing that some of you might think is weird but personally I think it's perfectly normal - it's just how I am. Every time I spar the first round is exactly at 7pm and my body clock works that I have always shit at exactly 6:50pm for the last twenty years.
It goes back to the days when my dad banned us from shitting at home if he wasn't there so I'd have to hold it in until 6:50 so he could be present for the daily turd release. Just in case anything went wrong.
Anyway I have got used to shitting just before sparring, and I really enjoy the feeling. I get 5 minutes alone in my gym's little room before coming out and gloving up and getting ready to throw hands. It's so relaxing, I get into my zen space and come out like a god. So light and so focused on the task at hand.
So I signed up for my first boxing match in January and I was talking to the event organiser (the local boxing association) and I was hoping to get my fight around 7pm for the obvious reasons but they can't move it and it's going to be at 6pm.
I'm hoping for some advice on either ensuring that I can move my shit to 5:50pm or for fighting with a full bowel. I know that the additional weight could translate into punching power, but it could also hinder my movement or ability to take body shots. Any suggestions?
Got deep into the morning star and recorded this. truly an amazing time.
F23, 105lb, diagnosed: anxiety, subclinical hypothyroidism Meds: bcp, levothyroxine 25mg, spironolactone 50mg, propranolol 10mg as needed.
I have been anxious since august (thanks law school) and am getting tired of the constant diarrhea/ soft poops. I as a person already don’t poop very often (a few times a week), but I have not had a normal solid stool in months. Wondering if there is anything I can do to firm up? I used to have constipation issues with very firm + large stool, but now I’m having the opposite issue.
Help a girl have a satisfying poop.
Edit: thanks everyone! I am going to speak with my doc about anxiety meds and also try some mucelin/ getting more fiber in my system. I appreciate all the comments but I really didn’t think a post about my poop would get this much attention haha. No need for further advice
CW: descriptions of bowel movements
I had a lap with excision back in August and they found endo lesions in the peri rectal space and the retro peritoneal space near my left ureter. My surgeon told me that she thought she had removed all of the endometriosis growth, but I am beginning to think that may not have been the case.
I have still been experiencing the extreme bloating and nausea as well as constipation and painful bowel movements. I have begun noticing blood in my stool as well. I also have been dealing with painful urination that is not caused by any uti or any kind of infection. All of my other endo symptoms have crept back in as well like the cramping, irregular bleeding, etc. I’m currently seeing a Urogyno that specializes in endo and a GI recommended by my surgeon.
Whenever I ask about potential endo in the bladder or bowel it’s kind of brushed off and I’m just told it’s super rare. I guess I’m just wondering how rare it really is or if it’s just something that often doesn’t get looked into?? Does anyone have experience with actually being diagnosed with endometriosis inside the bladder or bowel? How did your doctor/s find it and/or how did you get your doctor to take your concerns seriously?
So I had my first lap on Wednesday of last week , they found endo everywhere , removed my appendix , removed cysts from my ovaries & he told me my bowels were stuck up underneath my uterus . Before my lap I would have painful bowel movements , mostly just uncomfortable but sometimes painful like this . But ever since my lap everytime I go to use the bathroom it’s like excruciatingly painful , like I’m literally reaching for something to hold onto , I literally could scream it hurts so bad . I wasn’t expecting to feel 100% after my lap this soon , I know it takes a little while to actually feel better but I’m wondering if anyone’s experienced this or what I could do to help not be in this kind of pain . I’m literally scared to go to the bathroom .
She was outlived by her parents, her sister, her kids and her stepson. Again, she WAS OUTLIVED by her parents and her children.
Please take this seriously. I'm begging you. Please.
It's not that hard to put on a mask, stay out of others' personal space and use soap.
I just want my friend back and I know that'll never happen.
I wrote earlier about my mom. Just found out cancer has spread everywhere.... she was going to get surgery for bowel obstruction but doctor says he’s not sure he will be able to even get to hit due to extensive Ed’s of cancer. We can still don the surgery but outcome may not help and she’d have to recover from that But cancer will take her soon anyway!!! What other option to decrease pressure from obstruction. Every option is surgery for obstruction Want her to be comfortable
Buy a squatty potty, my friends. I've used one since methadone, as I have an ovary encased in scar tissue, wrapped around bowel. Surgery is not an option, it's too much risk. I can end up doubled over in pain at times, the squatty potty has made all the difference.
That's right, I'm not embarrassed to come back routinely and remind you that your bowel health and emptying plays a huge factor in your health. Give yourself enemas, eat fiber, take coconut oil; whatever you have to do. Your body will thank you.
I had a relatively good appointment recently and they ordered an mri but the doc said endometriosis doesn’t cause bowel problems, or at least not constipation. While I don’t have a medical degree I know that’s just not true. I like this doctor a lot. I’ve had some negative experiences and I appreciate that this person wants to avoid unnecessary cutting. I respect that. It’s just...can doctors not say that endometriosis doesn’t do ____ and endometriosis doesn’t affect _____? Can they not call everything rare because they personally haven’t seen it? There is a doctor 1 mile down the road from this person who doesn’t agree and I can’t get in to have surgery with them until July.
That’s all. No surgery in sight. I’m not mad. I’m just really disappointed. I’m tired of going to doctors’ offices. I’m tired of being told different things by different doctors. I’m tired of being in pain.
I can't seem to find any information conclusive either way. It definitely feels like veins are increasing the pressure, and it kind of makes it a little harder to poop, as it basically makes the anus tighter by being 'inflated'.
But is it a hemorrhoid, or is it a rectal prolapse? There isn't really any pain, and since I started taking long long ass walks a month ago, there hasn't been any itching or pain when walking.
Is it a natural thing? Is it how the anus is supposed to work? I'm not gonna post any pictures, so I hope words are enough to get some opinions.
Due to covid, I'm kind of weary about going to a doctor in person and have them check it out.
Hello. I had surgery last week. Tonsillectomy. I’ve been on pain killers and steroids and anti nausea meds. I have been doing my very best to drink water and suck ice chips. I take colace (stool softener). About 4 days ago I started getting concerned. So I did an at home enema (fleet brand). Nothing. A little bit of the saline came out but no stool. I’ve done miralax, laxative tea, more water, squaring position, magnesium.
Nothing. I now have what I think is a hemroid. It’s so painful down there. There is some mucous. I have abdominal cramping and as of today intense nausea even with my prescription anti nausea meds. I’m trying so hard not to vomit because of my throat surgery.
I asked my partner to take me to the ER (I can’t drive) and he said “they won’t do anything, they’ll just turn you away. Keep drinking water.” I just started crying. I feel so alone and helpless. I thought this was just a simple surgery but I guess not. Now I have this idea in my head they won’t help me because they have covid patients and I’ll be an intrusion because I can’t poop.
Any hope out there?
So this really happened about 20 years ago, now. I feel the shame and trauma have evolved into a need to share what I believe should be the standard metric for most embarrassing possible experience. Without further ado, let's take this back to the Bay Area, 1998, or thereabout.
I was living in Oakland, on the fourth and top floor of an apartment building that was exactly where the downtown Oakland exit off 980 comes out on W Grand, between Shattuck and San Pablo. I loved it. The rent was dirt cheap, and I shared the top floor with the sweetest, most beautiful girls from Austen. These two women were my best friends on the west coast, we ate together often, went out together, blazed constantly.
After maybe a year of living there, lets call her Chloe, asked what was up with my not having a girlfriend. I couldn't really say, I knew I wanted to have one. She decided to lend her effort to my cause, and before I knew it, had me going on a blind date with 5 beautiful girls at once, who she described as, "the only straight girls in Mills college." Sounds pretty good right? Well, you read the title, so...
It started out fantastic. One of the girls was driving, I was crammed happily in the back with three others. We headed for San Francisco for what shenanigans we might find there. First we went to a gay bar that one of them was familiar with. In that place drinks were had. At one point, a transvestite lady found her way to our table where she was harassing me about what I had to offer these ladies, and ninja-like, put her hands down my pants and grabbed my junk. This was very much outside of my comfort zone and I reacted with hostility. I don't remember exactly what I said, but I foolishly left my drink unattended and visited the restroom to regain composure. Returned, finished my drink fast, asked my dates if we could go somewhere else, to which they agreed.
Gay bar behind us, snugly crammed back in the car, euphoria returned to my adventure. As we drove along a wide street in SF, with surprisingly little traffic, I sparked a large spliff which I had lovingly prepped in anticipation. Next to us, at a red light, a car full of dudes hollered for our attention (well the ladies' attention I guess,) and indicated they had noticed our spliff, and that they were also partaking of the herb. For the next several lights we did Chinese fire drill type joint sharing between the two vehicles, which was really fun.
That is when som... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm constantly reading about how other runners have big poop issues and I'm getting jealous of all the attention they're getting. What's wrong with me? Should I stop eating a healthy diet and bring my fiber intake to zero on the S.A.D. diet? Do I need to start doing heroine so I get constipated before a run? I've never even once had explosive diarrhea during a race!
Help me, runningcirclejerk,
You're my only hope.
I need to get my shit together!
Cause this is some shit. My package has not moved in a week.
I’ve never seen intestines this enormous. This poor dog...I told her yesterday on the phone it sounded like a blockage and that it is an emergency
She wanted to wait until today to see the dr, now her dog is going to die because of her inaction...the dr is trying his best but I just heard him say the dog will likely not survive
I hate seeing situations like this that were totally fixable/preventable if only the owner hadn’t been such a lazy fuck
Been at both extremes since switching, but haven't been regular yet after 4 or 5 days of WFPB. I have noticed some benefit so far though as I'm actually digesting my food now it seems.
This evening we were chatting when my life partner/SO told me that he was chatting to colleagues and he ended up mentioning that I battle with chronic constipation and recommended a natural remedy I use. I could not believe my ears! He felt that there was nothing work in disclosing this to his colleagues. I am a private person & expected this to stay with him. I told him I am so upset and hurt that he betrayed a confidence. I would also never set foot in his place of work ever again. He feels that I am overreacting and that telling his colleagues about my bowel movements is not a big deal.
TLDR: SO says I am overreacting because I was upset that he disclosed my chronic constipation to his colleagues.
OK fellow autists don't make fun of me because I am being serious in this post. I have had an autoimmune disease, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's), for the last 10 years. Its a tough disease - no medications really work with the best one achieving only a 30% success rate). So, it is a struggle for me to absorb the proper nutrition due to inflammation in the large intestine. It is a disease that has started to become very common in the US as new diagnosis are growing each year - maybe some fellow autists on WSB have it too. In fact, it was the reason for the recent abrupt retirement of Japan PM Shinzo Abe. It makes a lot of things in life hard.
Anyway, I keep seeing incredible innovative companies and biotechs and other medical companies coming up with all kinds of new breakthroughs for various diseases. However, I never see any new and innovative company for inflammatory bowel disease. There has been the same ol' Abbvie and Humira but it has a very low success rate and only partial success. There are some private companies that do microbiome testing (i.e. Viome) which is speculated to be related to the disease but thus far I have not seen anything else for this disease. Has anyone seen anything? Might there be some company out there that I am missing that is working on something interesting?