Stool problems

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Hi!

So, probably like 4,5 days ago, I needed to poo really badly but I don't like pooing at work so I waited till i got home. Ever since then, I have been partially constipated and have used osmolax and has not worked. I also now keep having a rumbly and sore gut. I also think I have unintentionally kind of shat myself since I keep getting poo marks on my underpants even though I wiped properly and cleaned myself in the shower. I'm just wondering if this is anything serious since I looked some of this up and my symptoms matched colon cancer which may be a stretch.

Damn this is embarrassing but thanks if you are able to respond 😄 I am also unsure where to put this topic so I guess i'll put it in abdominal since i have abdominal pains as well.

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    If you are really worried then you should visit a doctor. Have you been facing this problem for long? Also if this is a problem which takes place for a long time their are a lot of things which it could be.

    I come from a family with multiple people who have stuff with their intestines. The most obvious advice I could give you is to go to the toilet more often although you may not feel like you have to go. See how this goes and it may help your 'akward' problems. Btw it's not a big deal to go the toilet in public, because every needs to poo, even the presidents and queens;) But I know it feels not comfortable to do. Sadly that's something what is rooted in our society.

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    Hi Etherealman

    Why do you not like to use the restroom at work?....

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      Hi Etherealman

      I am sure your employers completely understand that their staff have to use the rest room from time to time. It is very unhealthy not to evacuate stool when you get the urge to use the rest room. The stool will start to back up in your colon thus causing pain and dry out causing constipation especially when you eat again and there is more stool in the colon. I would think you well know it is advisable to take time out for your toilet needs...

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    Sometimes when we get constipated, there can be a follow up of very runny/loose diarrhoea like motions after the main event. Sometimes looser motions or leakage are caused by what we eat. I find gluten and full fat gives me loose stools and leakage, and I mark my pants. If leakage continues I suggest you keep a food diary to see if any particular food could be the problem, although I suspect it's just because you waited too long.

    Not wanting to use the work restroom is psychological, but as someone else said - we all need to go! I have carried spare pants and wipes with me, to clean both me and the toilet bowl when I am out - it may be something for you to consider.

    Dr Google should be taken with a large dose of scepticism as people always see the worst case scenario, not what 99% of the much simpler problems are.

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      Hi, thanks for your reply. 😄

      I forgot to mention that I also have been experiencing nausea, random bleeding and an infection which wont heal even though I have antibiotics. This kind of changes the topic but is this maybe a sign of cancer or am I just being a drama queen?

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      If you get constipated and then eventually go, the strain can cause a small tear and bleeding. But with other symptoms including your infection, perhaps you should see your doctor - hopefully for just peace of mind. I did have a fear of bowel cancer myself 3 years ago, had a colonoscopy and Diverticular Disease was diagnosed. Not a nice illness but a great relief it wasn't cancer. I've learned a lot since then and got to understand how my body works, and how I react to certain foods. I suspect most people do have an underlying fear of cancer, including myself, so you are not alone.

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