Does anyone else poop their pants in the car?

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a_lad
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   Posted 6/17/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
hahaha turn strange to actually hear people talkin about things that normally wouldnt be said haha before i was in hospital i just bought a house, we still had the keys to our rented flat which was near my work i deceided to drive to the flat on my break an have a relaxed hour on the toilet, didnt quite make it an did "poop" in my pants on the way an then had to "poop" in the shower again whilst tryin to clean myself undid a couple days hard cleaning ! got the deposit back uc let off for jus enough time for me to rigorisly clean the shower again!!

jeanneac
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   Posted 6/17/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
This helps me keep my sense of humor about it. Otherwise, I would not!
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Can't hold it
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   Posted 3/11/2018 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Very old thread here. I've never been diagnosed with UC. I just Googled "why can't I hold my poop". I do however have something to add that may help someone. Believe it or not BEER has cured me of the same crap many of you have posted here. My theory is fermented food is something we need. I have been lactose intolerante all of my adult life, and have thus avoided cheese, yogurt and the sort. I didn't drink any wine 'till I was 38(someone gave me a case). It didn't do anything for me. At 42 (9 months ago) someone gave a case of beer that I decided to drink, and days not weeks later I noticed a difference. My poop now is nice and formed, and I can hold it long enough now. I now have decided to try korean bbq with all the kim chi thingys and it's great. I used to hate eating out, being in cars with others, freak out in any kind of bus or plane, going for a walk after dinner, even lost a tooth 'cause I'm to afraid to sit in the chair for an hour. Now I am doing those things. I've tried the coconut and soy yogurt which really made things worse so experiment a bit and you may find something that works. Anti-biotics really mess things up. But if you need it, well then you need it. Fermented foods should help get you get back on track when your off the meds. I hope this helps someone out.

Post Edited (Can't hold it) : 3/11/2018 3:07:43 PM (GMT-6)


3timechamp
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   Posted 3/11/2018 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
After 32 yrs with disease no more poop my pants bc i had surgery.Thank you science and God

Connor77
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   Posted 3/11/2018 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I find driving in the car is always hard because my body is at more of a 90 degree angle and it compresses my abdomen a bit. Driving is also stressful, which causes problems.

The only time I genuinely crapped myself was when I was parked right outside my front door. That's always when the urgency strikes. It's like my subconscious mind is telling my bowels that we're almost safe so we don't have to hold it so much. I literally ran into my building like a bat out of hell. The stairs were closed for repairs. The elevator was stuck on the top floor. By the time I got off the elevator on my floor, I couldn't hold it anymore. My underwear contained most of it but some came out my shorts and went on the floor.

I was very upset. I think I actually cried... not even because of embarrassment, but just the state of my body. Thankfully it was the only time in 5 years that this happened. I've had many other close calls though. Sometimes the pain of trying to hold it in is so horrible that I might pass out, but it's still better than crapping myself in public.

Spring
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   Posted 3/11/2018 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Not in the car yet, but in my house, and certainly trying to get to the bathroom from my car. Sometimes trying to hold it gives me the cold sweats. I try to keep stuff with me, but I have messed that up before too. I think it bothered me even more when it started to feel a little normal. Ugh.
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Can't hold it
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   Posted 3/11/2018 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I do feel for everyone here. It's a terrible thing. I would almost call it some sort if PTSD. I to have had many accidents in the car and elswhere. Worst one being on an airplane. I refuse to give anyone rides in the car. Except my wife, son, and mom of course. My nerves just get so messed up. Just knowing if I gotta go and can't hold it. I've had to give a coworker and in-laws a ride, and my legs get so weak I can hardly walk. My 1-1/2 hour commute taught me to be prepared with a small bucket and toilet paper just in case. That's the only thing that has helped in the past. Being prepared and somewhat controlling your surroundings the best you can. Thank you all for ventilating. Misery does love company.

suchatravesty
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   Posted 3/12/2018 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Not the car, but running across my apartment to the bathroom. Yep. The first time that happened was when I finally broke down and said "something is seriously wrong" and e-mailed the doctor. Then there are the farts that I should never have trusted. I work from home most of the week, so I am thankful for that, and the train to work has a bathroom.

When I leave the house, I wear a long, thin maxi pad further towards the back, and I keep a few extra & an extra pair of undies on me at all times. I also will wear darker pants, and I have a "freshening" spray. I am also very mindful of what I eat on the days I need to be out and about for a long time, and I tend to leave later in the day because my UC seems to be less active in the afternoon.
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iPoop
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   Posted 3/12/2018 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, car-rides (and anytime you're without a bathroom for 20, 30, 45, minutes or longer) are terrifying when flaring badly with UC. Urgency can hit like a lightning bolt without a warning and give us a few minutes or less to find a bathroom. During my worst flare, I was having multiple accidents a month (while driving, at work, at the grocery store) and more close calls than I could count (emergency stop at the side of the road, to poop in the woods). Quality of life totally sucks like that.

What do do? Try stronger medications, and not be afraid of it. Use prednisone for quick relief from the worst of UC. And if you cannot control your UC at all through meds then there is always surgery. Quality of life is what it's all about. Not worth barely limping by with a sucky quality of life for extended periods of time. There's always a solution.
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UC experience: wakeup with noisy bowels so no lingering in bed, soon after poop with discomfort/pain/mild-nausea, eat something, poop, get dressed, poop, leave in car and worry whole drive about more...

Post Edited (iPoop) : 3/12/2018 9:43:23 AM (GMT-6)


Poppie
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   Posted 3/13/2018 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been ok in the car, in fact, I've only pooped myself once which isn't bad going really but I felt like crap afterwards. (pun intended)

What I noticed though, and I've never forgotten is HOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL..its a real bad feeling.

Now I'm in remission, but even so, if I head into the city I always wear my 'granny pants' lol! These are for incontinent old ladies I think, but who cares, at least it gives me a feeling of protection.
Samantha
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notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 3/13/2018 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I miss all the old names in the beginning of this thread, but I also notice that when I was flaring, the closer i got to the toilet, the harder it was to hold. I don't know if it was because I had been waiting longer, or if it was because there's that crazy anticipation about being almost there that makes it so much worse. Nothing fun about not making it, doesn't matter if you're in the car, or just walking down the street & it never matters how close you are to the toilet. if you mess your clothes, it's hugely humiliating, even if you're the only person who knows.

Poppie, I love seeing you say you're in remission. I am happy for you! smile
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   Posted 3/13/2018 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks nssg, I appreciate that, you really are such a lovely kind person x
Samantha
Stopped smoking Jan 2013. Diagnosed Left sided UC, 8th Feb 2014.
Gluten, Dairy, Sulfite, Salicylate, and Histamine intolerant.
Home FMT treatment in July 2016 to ward off reoccurrence of C DIfficile.
Failed Pentasa, Azathioprine and finally Methotextrate due to allergies/intolerance. Taking Humira. Have finally come off Prednisone Yay!!!
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