Symptoms of Tenesmus with Crohn’s Disease and IBD

Symptoms of Tenesmus with Crohn’s Disease and IBD
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis warriors suffer from a number of different symptoms, and I have written about more than a few. One symptom that I get more often than not is tenesmus. Imagine going to the restroom over and over and over ... only to sit in pain with nothing really happening. Possibly you had bowel urgency in the morning but your body tells you that you're not finished yet, even if there's nothing left to do. You're left sitting there, with spasms and the feeling that you have to go when nothing comes out but bloody mucus and gas. Tenesmus is a common symptom of IBD, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis and can make the day-to-day with IBD quite miserable in the restroom. What is tenesmus? Tenesmus is the feeling of needing to go to the bathroom, of your body telling you that you need a bowel movement, and of not having or needing one. Tenesmus can be generalized as inflammation within your rectum area. With any indicator that your rectum receives that you need to go, whether it be minuscule stool or gas, the rectum contracts and expands, and with the inflammation, tenesmus can happen all day, all the time. Rushing to bathrooms just to sit in pain with rectal contractions for hours contributes to a poor quality of life with stress and worry. With tenesmus, the body can be left thinking it was not "finished" or that you still need to go. Tenesmus can cause the feeling of urgency and worries of incontinence. Sometimes you can have persistent spams, cramps, chills and fever, pain and nausea, even rectal burning, as well as other IBD symptoms. Additionally, too much straining and spasms can lead to rectal bleeding and mucus in stoo
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