periodic poop attacks
Every once in a while - about twice a year, I get an uncontrollable, involuntary poop attack that can last for up to two hours. What happens is, I go sit down to poop, and part-way through what would otherwise be a normal crap (now I NEVER have to push - I just sit down, open my butt, and the poop just ships out like its happy to leave) I get a serious contraction that causes me to bear-down without my control. The bearing-down comes in waves and I can't leave the toilet for some time. Finally when I'm exhausted and crapping out a yellow acidic gunk, it will subside. Serious bung-hole irritation results.
What is this?
What you just described is a typical experience of an IBS sufferer. Those of us with IBS have to deal with this type of episode way more often than you.
You should consider yourself lucky that it only happens to you twice a year. Imagine having those involuntary ass-hiccups several times a week!
Anyway, you shouldn't be too worried about it. You are just having a random colonic spasm. Next time it happens, see if you can associate the attack with either a stressful situation or something that you may have eaten that is not included in your diet on a regular basis.
Thanks for asking Motherload!.
Motherload is a Certified Nurse Assistant as well as an IBS sufferer, which means she knows a lot about poop. Got a question for her? Ask it here.