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Severe pain acts as a warning before bowl movement

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 7, 2007
  • 09:58 PM

around 20 seconds or so before Im about to have bowl movement, I get what I can only describe as white pain, its pain to the point of losing vision on occasion, unable to move and usually break into a severe sweat.

Occasionally on movement theres upto a considerable amount of blood. Generally not, but, occasionally it looks worse than an old tampon left in the toilet!

I had leukaemia when this started and they dismissed it, but well its 7 years later and no one seems to want to listen.. Similarly Ive gained weight, and I mean REALLY gained weight, to the point Im twice what I used to be before chemo, and it doesnt want to shift, despite diet, and increased exercise.

Any ideas?

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  • Are you familiar with Celiac disease? It is an autoimmune reaction to gluten. Check out a site called Enterolab & read some of Dr. Fine's papers.
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  • Generally you can make a doctor sit up and listen when you mention blood in the stool, so if your's isn't helping you need to fire the ***k and get someone who does listen. You need either a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to ID the source of the blood. It could be lots of things--and I don't wanna freak you out here--but that includes colon cancer, so you really need someone to listen to you. However, I've had Crohn's disease since I was 16 and have similar symptoms too--it's not automatically cancer. Other symptoms I may have during a Crohn's flare are: many, many runs to the bathroom a day, having to go almost immediately after eating, pain in the lower right side even when I don't have to go, fatigue, loss of appetite, sometimes vomiting. Sometimes my guts keep cramping even after I have done I all I can, though I am told this is much more common with ulcerative colitis, which is a cousin of Crohn's. I don't always get all these symptoms; generally I just get what you describe. Call your doctor tomorrow and pitch a fit until they listen! Good luck,Heather
    sailormoon 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi just a reply to all, i have had ulcerative colits for 9 years now and i had all the symptoms you are describing especislly when i first got diagnosed! you should go see your doc asap as there is good medication availibel to make living with UC little eaiser! there is no cure for UC but you just learne to live with it! my outlook is that there is alot of other people out there that are a lot worse of than me! so just live life to the fullest and enjoy everyday one day at a time! :) take care all !Shanny :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 27, 2007
    • 01:44 AM
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  • around 20 seconds or so before Im about to have bowl movement, I get what I can only describe as white pain, its pain to the point of losing vision on occasion, unable to move and usually break into a severe sweat.Occasionally on movement theres upto a considerable amount of blood. Generally not, but, occasionally it looks worse than an old tampon left in the toilet!I had leukaemia when this started and they dismissed it, but well its 7 years later and no one seems to want to listen.. Similarly Ive gained weight, and I mean REALLY gained weight, to the point Im twice what I used to be before chemo, and it doesnt want to shift, despite diet, and increased exercise.Any ideas?If your doctor is not listening, than find one that will.You should have an entire gastro workup...colonscopy...barium enema and soon.good luck to you.g.
    garbovatwin 21 Replies Flag this Response
  • around 20 seconds or so before Im about to have bowl movement, I get what I can only describe as white pain, its pain to the point of losing vision on occasion, unable to move and usually break into a severe sweat. Occasionally on movement theres upto a considerable amount of blood. Generally not, but, occasionally it looks worse than an old tampon left in the toilet! I had leukaemia when this started and they dismissed it, but well its 7 years later and no one seems to want to listen.. Similarly Ive gained weight, and I mean REALLY gained weight, to the point Im twice what I used to be before chemo, and it doesnt want to shift, despite diet, and increased exercise. Any ideas? I would def go and see your GP, you shouldnt sweat like that, could be a thyroid problem?
    crunchiejoe 61 Replies Flag this Response
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