I have always had bowel issues, even as a kid. The dr said back then I had a spastic colon. In my thirties, I had a magic eye & was told I had IBS. In my early forties another magic eye & again nothing found. Two years ago my bowel habits changed. I was constantly running to the toilet. I had another magic eye & polyps were found & removed & I was told all was ok. Now, things are much worse & have been for over a year. I am up through the night going to the toilet & cant leave the house as I am having bowel accidents even at home, despite my stools being normal. I just cant hold onto a stool anymore.
My dr said as my magic eye was normal, its just IBS. I have recently seen a consultant who said I need a flexible sigmoidoscopy & it will be around 2 months before I receive an appt. I have also passed blood in my stools which was dark & cant understand why he isnt doing another colonoscopy. I am so worried & so embarrassed having accidents. I have told no one.
I am also worried about having an infection in my bladder, due to having so many bowel accidents. I have to throw my underwear away each time.
The consultant asked if I had normal delivery on my two children, which I did. I asked if he would examine me but he refused & said the sigmoidoscopy was what was needed for my symtoms. Then he asked if I had felt or found any lumps around my bottom.
I am just so worried & I have to keep making exscuses why I cant go shopping with my friends at the weekends.
I did have an abnormal smear 15 years ago & it was a CN3. It also said it was caused by the HPV virus. The consultant at the time said as I had always had regular smears, that my smear results had been misread for many years to get to be a CN3. I am now thinking maybe they have misread my smears again & its now spread to my bowel.
Any advice greatly appreciated.