I am new to the forum and had a few symptoms to share expecting some pointers.
For the past 1 week or so, I am having constant urge for bowel movements. The pressure does not seem to come from the stomach or the intestine, but seems to be in the rectum. The feeling is like there is constantly a residue even after BMs. I am having to visit the toilet about 3-4 times a day. Feels good after the BM and the feeling starts to build up gradually.
Past couple of days I am experiencing lower back pain too, especially when I am in the sitting position. My PCP gave me Miralax and am having for the past 3 days. Symptoms are slightly better (could even be psychological!)
I am a vegetarian, don't smoke or don't consume alcohol.
What could this be? Does the lower back pain have anything to do with the constant urge to defecate? Any pointers will help. Thanks