I mispelled the word, it is tenesmus. My surgeon described it as a spasming sphincter, which I was dealing with immediately after I got home from the hospital. For me it was this constant feeling of needing to empty my bowel. I was going to the bathroom 20-30 times a day. Now I can go a day or so with no bowel movements and then have 6 in a day. Thanks for sharing your experience and I wish you continued good health.View Thread
I am searching for advice on the best diet for dealing with inconsistent bowel habits post colon surgery. I am 1 year post surgery and struggling with finding the best dietary options for me. They were able to reattach the colon about 3" above the anus and I had issues with tenismus for 3-6 months post op. I've cut out nearly all greasy foods and anything that can produce alot of gas. I seem to fluctuate between numerous small stools that are soft and random diarrhea. I want to get back to normal or find my "new" normal.View Thread
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