Given that you feel a sense of relief after a BM, it is probably most likely pain and discomfort from constipation. I visited my doc a few hours after a horrible bout of D and when she pushed on the left side of my abdomen I almost screamed. She explained that our stool is stored in the descending colon which resides on our left side. Mine was sore because of all the spasming. Anyway, this could be the exact opposite with you. You could have an abundance of stool stored in there which causes a constant pain. Do you take fiber supplements or drink prune juice or aloe vera? What about
asking your doc about
Zelnorm? I was on Zelnorm for several months and it did wonders for me.
Hope you get to feeling better soon...
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