Hello, I am a 21 year old male with ibs and fecal incontinence. I have had these problems for almost 2 years now and they are immensely affecting my life. I can't leave the house, I can't work, I can't talk to my friends or hang out with them, I can't do anything that requires me being in the same room with other people. My problem is simply too embarrassing for me to handle.
My main problem is that I leak every single day, sometimes all day long from the incontinence. I am leaking mostly water and rarely is there ever waste. My boxers and pants become so wet sometimes, it feels like I just sat in a puddle of water. I'll look at the back of my pants to see a huge streak going down the middle, which just totally blows my mind. Even though its absolutely nothing new, it still puts me in a state of "is this really happening?" I have to completely change my clothes, sometimes multiple times a day.
This is no way to live.
I get occasional constipation and rarely diarrhea. I notice that I leak a lot more when im constipated though. A lot of the times when I do go, I can only get a small amount out and thats it. I get frequent bloating/rumbling of the stomach with pains in my lower intestines, but thats just the ibs.
I have gone to the doctor several times and yet has anything worked. I've tried nexium, zoloft, zelnorm, glycolax, stool softeners, fiber, laxatives and nothing will stop the leaking. Sure, that stuff helped greatly with constipation, but i'm looking to stop the leaking. I can live with the pain from ibs, but the leaking, I can't handle. I am thinking about seeing a gastroenterologist, but I don't know how much they cost and I don't have health insurance.
If anyone has this similiar problem or has experience with this, please respond, it is greatly appreciated.
Hey Surfer27 here. Hey, how's it going? Hey, I read your text and can totally relate to you fully, more than you know!! I suffer from exactly the same problems, IBS, Leaky Bowels that actually show up on the outside of my clothing and quite possibly fecal incontience, although my doctors said I got good anal sphincter strength. However, the really weird thing for me, is this horrible, fecal body odour, that started to develope 4 yrs ago, since January 2006. I crossed a boundary, I didn't think I'd cross, but I musta not been in my right frame of mine either, because engaging in a anal sex activity, has caused this fecal body odor for me, now for 4 yrs and yes, I do understand what a fecal incontient person totally goes through, because for someone to smell like feces after going, it does feel like you are anal incontient, which I still today do question!! So, I understand all about your embarrassment and the day to day humiliation you face!! If ever, you need to chat with me, feel free to write me a text here. Okay take care and I hope that you can find some answers!!! Take care and good luck! Hang in there okay! God bless. Bye for now.
I am having similar problems as you are. My body lets out liquid and gas without me feeling it. It made me into a prisoner of my own home I was to embarrassed to go out. I'm thinking it could be neurological problems with my anal sphincter muscles because when I'm nervous the leakage is more frequent.
Have you found a cure yet? I am still searching for mine.
Hi Shade, it's Surfer27 here, just returning your posting!!
Surfer27 here. Hey man, unfortunately, I haven't found any solutions, to getting rid of this fecal body odour probelm of mine! It's been 4yrs and still researching things out and looking for answers!! I can only suggest you keep on trying different things, to rule out, what you think it may be! Here's some things I recommend looking into:
1.Nullo Caps and Devroom Caps
3.Anusol Cream for Hemorrhoids, Anal Fissures and Fistula's.
4.Bacteria Nosode Homeopathic Drops
Other than that, I can't help you out much more!! I have tried so many things to list, that it just gets tiring after awhile!!! Hopefully, you find some answers, or something to help lessen your symptoms! If you ever need to contact me, or need to talk to someone's whose been there, feel free to give me a shout. Okay take care of yourself and goodluck to ya dude!!! God bless.