toilet trouble! !!!

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Hi sorry to be a bit basic, but is anyone having problems pooing???

Ive had back problems since I was 18 ((now 52) had a disk removed. 5 yrs later trapped nerve leaving me with lower right leg numbness. Been struggling for over a year and its now got a lot worse. Having Mri on Wednesday. I know about red flag symptoms but does thus include the ability to push when on the loo? I can't seem to find any info anywhere. hade had to resort to laxatives. I apologise again for asking, but just wondering if anyone is the same.

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    Hi, are you on any painkillers? I've just come off tramadol and gone back on to Co-codamol and I'm having the same problem, some painkillers are known for causing constipation
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    Yes u can lose the ability to push. Àfter my urgent operation I tried for over a year to keep pooing but it got to the point it was dangerous so I at to have a colostomy. I lost the ability to wee as well I have a ileal conduit urstomy. Ur mri scan will decide ur future. Try to keep going.
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    Prune juice ! or senacot take them before bed not during the day and dont use laxatives
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      I do sympathise with you as i had the same problem, gave myself enemas and glycerine suppositories. Then tried to reduce my medication as this also caused constipation. Now im on the prunes and lactulose every night. I dont get the "urge" but if i can sit on the toilet i usually go. I really think u should see or ring to speak to your doctor for advice. Good luck 
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