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Does Anyone Constantly Feel Like They Are Pooping?




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#1 munkypoop

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:03 PM

It started off a year after my accident, it felt like I have to poop and I really had to. Then I started doing it more often, and some of the time I didn't. Now it is five years after my accident, and 24/7 it feels like either I have to poop or it feels like I am actually pooping. I do poop every day but that constant feeling is annoying. I never have an accident, even though it feels like I do. Does anyone have this problem? Has anyone found a way to cure it?
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

I wish I was as regular as you MunkyP I do feel as though I urgently need to poo every day most of the time :( or like I have sharp rocks up my ass. I am hoping that it will resolve when I am clearing out more regularly.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

I'm different-i can feel when i need to go as i only lost the left side of my saddle, however when i need to go i have two minutes at best to "find" somewhere and as a functioning gimp this can be in the middle of a meeting, or during a delicate intimate moment...its embarrassing and basic and noone seems to understand and it doesnt get any easier. when i reincarnate I'm coming back as a dog, they don't mind where they park their breakfast
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:59 PM

when i reincarnate I'm coming back as a dog, they don't mind where they park their breakfast

HAHA!
That is the best, evar, euphemism for pooping that I have ever witnessed.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

I do feel as though I urgently need to poo every day most of the time :( or like I have sharp rocks up my ass. I am hoping that it will resolve when I am clearing out more regularly.

When we discussed this before I didn't know what you meant by the rocks. I certainly do now. And the rest!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:26 PM

yes i feel like i have to fairly frequently then i waste a glove and some gel and time only to find nothing there lol thank god for free nhs

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:05 PM


I do feel as though I urgently need to poo every day most of the time :( or like I have sharp rocks up my ass. I am hoping that it will resolve when I am clearing out more regularly.

When we discussed this before I didn't know what you meant by the rocks. I certainly do now. And the rest!


heck, sorry to hear things have gotten worse on that front, no one deserves the constant pain and fear of rocks in the ass :(
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:03 PM

I wish I was as regular as you MunkyP I do feel as though I urgently need to poo every day most of the time :( or like I have sharp rocks up my ass. I am hoping that it will resolve when I am clearing out more regularly.

I get checked to see if I have to go morning and night same time I get washed. I do poop a lot when I have to go. My dad says I'm not human LOL. But even when my mom checks and I don't have to go at all. I still feel like there's a turtle poking out. But it's not the case. And it really is a constant feeling that never goes away. Even if I go a few times of checking with no results I still feel like that nonstop. I don't know if it is good or bad. Either way, it is very uncomfortably annoying!

I usually describe it as I am giving birth to a watermelon in the head is already poking out. And whether I have to go or not, it constantly feels like something is already halfway out of the rabbit hole.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:35 AM

Seems that it is a common problem. Glad I'm not alone.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:45 AM

Seems that it is a common problem. Glad I'm not alone.

same here, glad to know my intestines are not trying to leave the back door
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:05 AM

Same here, always feels like it's just beginning, really disconcerting. I have a little control over a bit of my left side of my torso so can squeeze a little.
Biggest quandry - when you think you need to fart do you squeeze?????
Mostly it turns out OK but just sometimes! Or you lift to transfer and let one rip and you just don't know!
The stress of it all, I don't know.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:25 AM

Same here, always feels like it's just beginning, really disconcerting. I have a little control over a bit of my left side of my torso so can squeeze a little.
Biggest quandry - when you think you need to fart do you squeeze?????
Mostly it turns out OK but just sometimes! Or you lift to transfer and let one rip and you just don't know!
The stress of it all, I don't know.
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I can't push, squeeze, or feel my fart's which sucks! I do fart – can hear it and smell it just can't feel it. I can feel air bubbles working the way down my intestines. That's about all with that. I cannot push out poop or anything either. To me, it feels like I can like normal. But when I try nothing happens it's just in my head or something. I miss the great feeling and relief of a good fart and/or poop!
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:03 AM

I know the rock feeling...sharp little pointy things. When I feel them, they are there. Good news is they hold the mother load in until you can to the BP.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:48 AM


I wish I was as regular as you MunkyP I do feel as though I urgently need to poo every day most of the time :( or like I have sharp rocks up my ass. I am hoping that it will resolve when I am clearing out more regularly.

I get checked to see if I have to go morning and night same time I get washed. I do poop a lot when I have to go. My dad says I'm not human LOL. But even when my mom checks and I don't have to go at all. I still feel like there's a turtle poking out. But it's not the case. And it really is a constant feeling that never goes away. Even if I go a few times of checking with no results I still feel like that nonstop. I don't know if it is good or bad. Either way, it is very uncomfortably annoying!

I usually describe it as I am giving birth to a watermelon in the head is already poking out. And whether I have to go or not, it constantly feels like something is already halfway out of the rabbit hole.


What you have described sounds the same as what I experience from the volume to the feeling. I have reached the conclusion that I am chronically constipated which triggers neuropathic pain, however that pain mechanism works it is there :/

I take Senna and Mirilax daily with a program of alternate days. I get rock hard poop then Mississippi mud butt and I honestly don't know where it comes from but I put it down to it being held up in the pipes
because I can not go every day, believe me I have tried in order to get rid of that watermelon feeling you described. Sometimes it is wind/gas which needs to be released the same way as you bring on a poop.

Your diet and food choices can determine volume, consistency and frequency of your movements as will medication and activity levels. Maybe keep a poo diary and get an appointment with a continence asvisor and/or gastroenterologist, that is what I have done.

To further complicate matters; I find that the more I stress about the feeling the stronger that feeling becomes. I used to check myself every time I got the feeling but I have learned to take a deep breath and try and get on with other things safe in the knowledge that my butt is clamped so tightly shut that I will not have an accident. The fact that you are clearing out, I assume, means that your bowel will not be over full and therefore you will not have an accident, unless you have a bug which you will def know about.

If you are having wind/gas which is causing the problem/pain/feeling look at your diet. I now do not touch mashed potato, for example, as much as I love it because I get doubled up if I do.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

Lots of us experience it, like GB said.. "glad I'm not alone". I rarely don't feel like I could go use the potty. I consider it all broken nerve static at this point. I know I REALLY have to poop when the AD kicks in, usually I get a lil sweaty around my nose.. the rest may be a real feeling but the message is bogus, just gotta learn to ignore it.
Same with pissing, in my case.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:38 AM

You are not alone! Butt (hehe) i have realized internal hemmroids have caused this with mme. I insert a Prep H even if i dont feel the hemmroids and it goes away. Might want to try that?

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:35 AM

You are not alone! Butt (hehe) i have realized internal hemmroids have caused this with mme. I insert a Prep H even if i dont feel the hemmroids and it goes away. Might want to try that?

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I have tried that and the strips also! Maybe a gastroenterologist isn't a bad idea! I've told multiple doctors but around where I live there is no spinal cord specialist so they just say" yeah, that's normal. Some people do some people don't!" Which is the answer I hate more than anything!
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:22 AM

Proctologist, I recommend. Gastro did a scope and told me everything looks great.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:26 AM

i wake up with the feeling of about to shit myself,and go too sleep with that feeling 7 days a week...........so everyday i dont shit myself is a good day LOL
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

Proctologist, I recommend. Gastro did a scope and told me everything looks great.

did proctologist help at all?
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

Same here, always feels like it's just beginning, really disconcerting. I have a little control over a bit of my left side of my torso so can squeeze a little.
Biggest quandry - when you think you need to fart do you squeeze?????
Mostly it turns out OK but just sometimes! Or you lift to transfer and let one rip and you just don't know!
The stress of it all, I don't know.
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That made ,me laugh i recall when i was in stoke mandeville in the lift i farted and a little ball of steaming s**t came out rolled down my pyjama trousers and landed on the floor, when i got out someone was going in i tried to keep as straight a face as possible lol

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

Pooping feeling is not often. Too often I get more of an Itch feeling that feels exactly like an itch that would go away if scratched. Annoying as Hell. Grr
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:13 PM

I know exactly what the sharp rocks or watermelon birthing feeling is all about. I don't feel the urge to go but the pain comes and goes about every other day, sometimes severe which can almost ruin your day but it's usually manageable. Usually after a nights sleep it's gone and doesn't return until the next day.… I've always chalked it up as just another weird nerve pain.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

I have been experiencing similar symptoms during the last four years, a pronounced gastrocolonic response, i.e. if I drink or eat my body immediately tells me to go to the loo. On bad days it happens regardless of whether I eat or not. The problem with this (other than that it has never happened to me before) is that when I do manage to get to a loo I feel like I am only partially emptying my bowels, so I then feel I need to go again a half hour later, and again another half hour later, and so on. I’ve had no change in routine, and no change in eating habits or food types in years.

My research has led me to something known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Initially I was quite sceptical about it since it is one of those disorders which appears to have no known cause, and no known cure. The symptoms are however remarkably similar to what we are all experiencing.

Consultations with my doctor, and pharmacists, have resulted in the trying a strong probiotic called LP299V. After two weeks there has been negligible improvement but I will be persevering to see how it works in the long term.


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