Hi to all.
I’m male, and a few months ago I had a stroke which affected my bowels on the left. Plus, I have bladder incontinence.
Apparently my bowels don’t ‘pulse’ on the left, which means I don’t go for a few days, but when I do it’s like an explosion of gallons of backed up liquid. I only get about a minute to reach a toilet or it’s too late.
I can spend up to 90 minutes in the toilet emptying my bowels, and go again several times over the next few days. And the smell is awful and embarrassing. I saw a continence nurse who prescribed me Movicol, but it either makes no difference or makes it worse depending how many I take and when. With my bladder it’s a matter of no warning, just I have to get to a toilet in the next minute. I’m seeing a consultant and having a CT scan for my bladder.
I’m afraid of going out now. Is there anything out there I can wear to hold all this mess and smell in until I can get to a toilet or home. I just worry that because of the amount and the smell it will come out of whatever pads/pants I wear and through my clothes.
Sorry to hear you’re struggling with this. What product are you currently in? There are products with odour control technology in the market that are designed to mask odour and provide a subtle scent.
Do you have good mobility?