always feeling the urge

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Mira asks:

I have a problem I feel like I constantly have to go poo. I have regular BMs, so I know I'm not compacted. What is wrong with me? I almost feel like I did when I was in labor. I had a lot of labor pain in my rectum area. I have had this problem for three years. Please help me!!!


Dear Mira,

Glad to hear that you are not compacted. But you still could be impacted. Even if there are poops coming out on a regular basis, there could be some stuck in there.

Also, there could be a mass of some other sort that might need to be addressed.

I suggest you get your butt to the doctor and tell him what's going on. Three years is a long time to feel the need to poop.

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.

64 Comments on "always feeling the urge"

Nine Inch Log's picture
k 500+ points

I agree on the doctor advice. However, I have a constant need to poo. I know where it comes from and am in constant contact with doctors. Long story short, get good communication with a doctor.

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healthy 1's picture
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So you have felt the need to poo for three years, nonstop?

Why did you wait for so long to get help? If I had a constant urge to poop for a week, I would have seen a doctor.

Lastly, after a good bowel moement, you don't get any relief?

If you are that full of poop, I strongly advice that you stay away, within a 60 mile radius of Washington D.C. The shit that comes out of the politicians mouths, just might be too overwhelming for you to bare.
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shitwit's picture
k 500+ points

Can't say as though I've experienced this myself.... but my dad always has to shit. And he does! This guy is amazing. He can poop, leave the crapper for 20 minutes, go back in and lay more cable, then leave for an hour, then go back for another round of splish splash for the turds, and he'll do this for hours! If he's traveling it's even worse. We would stop at ANY place that looked like it MIGHT have a restroom available, even places that you'd NEVER dare drop a deuce in. Long trips with him were torture. I'm not sure what would prompt him to have to shit all the time (since he's never "given birth"), but whatever it is, his a shittin fool. His girlfriend can't get over how much shit comes out of one person. We just got used to dad being full of shit.


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DungDaddy's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorj 1000+ points

Being a male, I've got no real labor issues - for now - but I'll get a bout of constant-urge-to-poop that will last two or three days. That happens once or twice a year. Could it be the same thing? Either way, Mira, go to the doctor now!

Someone's picture

You know, that's whats happening to me these days. Don't know whats going on. Maybe the flu?

Kam's picture
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The medical term for having the urge to shit even though the brown loaves were long since delivered is "tenesmus". It is usually caused by conditions which cause inflammation in the rectum though sometimes rectal masses can be the culprit. If the problem has been present for three years you should definitely get it checked out. Apart from a history and physical exam (including a rectal exam), your workup may also include some form of endoscopy (looking at your lower bowel with a flexible fiberoptic tube/camera). Sigmoidoscopy (looking at just the rectum and sigmoid colon) may well be the test indicated.

See your doctor.

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Really nice post, Kam! Thanks for the information.

I agree with all of you. It's CRAZY that people wait so long to get help. The stigmas on butt trouble in our society makes you all so embarrassed to go and ask "wtf, mate?"

However, if I had butt cramps for that long, I'd know there's trouble.


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Bowl Clogger Blogger's picture
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According to wrongdiagnosis.com, tenesmus is a symptom, rather than an ailment in and of it self. Kam is absolutely correct. That site suggests that this might also be related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which I believe a number of folks on this site have a lot of experience with that syndrome. IBS author might be able to add to the discussion if he gets on line. In the mean time, Mira might want to read some of the threads that discussed it to see if she has any of the other symptoms mentioned.

By the way, wrongdiagnosis.com is a legitimate web site moderated by physicians. Not sure why they picked that name, but I think it has to do with providing a means for understanding why some conditions are misdiagnosed. It appears to be a pretty useful site where you work from your symptoms to a range of possible causes. And yes, they invariably recommend you see a doctor and they also tell you which specialists you might need to see. Check it out when you have a moment. Plenty of bowel-related stuff, of course.
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Anonymous Coward's picture

I always have the urge to poo, I'am afraid to see a doctor as my died of pancreactic cancer. What should I do. The stomach doctor I have been to is old and tired and i don't trust his judgment.

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Uhh...Make an appointment with a DIFFERENT doc.

By the way, WHO died of pancreatic cancer? You didn't say.

Recto Magnifico's picture
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Actually, I'm more interested in the fact that A.C. has a doctor who's old and tired. I had a summer job in an operating room while in college, and there was an old surgeon who had Parkinson's or something. His hands shook like crazy. You should have seen some of the beautiful incisions he made, NOT. No one wanted to scrub in with him because he knew he had lost his physical skill and his temper reflected that.
Not the only bad surgeon I saw by any means, but I pitied some of the patients who had no idea they had risked their lives in his care. He used to actually allow me to do the skin sutures because that was the part the patient would notice first when the dressing came off. (I still retained some of my old skill when, years later, I stitched my own leg up after waiting futilely in a crowded E.R., giving up, and calling a girl I knew at a dentist's office to get me some sutures. It came out beautifully, healed nicely, and you can hardly tell where the scar is.)

Old and tired isn't so bad compared to someone slicing up a patient with a quivering, jerky hand.
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karen's picture

hi, my daughter is 18 and has ibs, but she has that under control now and doesnt go toilet as much, but she gets a constant urge too poop but doesnt need to, this has ruined her life as she is too scared to go out of the house now incase she poos herself, im so worried about cus she puts herself down all the while, can sum1 help plz?

GottaGoGirl's picture
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I think we're really talking about you, aren't we? Because to have a daughter who is 18, you'd be oh... say about 35, at least.

In general, 35-year-olds do not use the term "sum1". But whatever.

Let's cut to the chase and address the (*cough*your*cough*) problem. The answer is to call the doc who diagnosed the IBS originally and make an appointment and tell them what you told us.

karen's picture

hi, it is my daughter i am on bout i am 39 actually, the reason I use that talk is because I have my 18yr old and a 15 yr old and they use it in texts and so do I, how dare u say I am referring to myself if I was I would say so, I ain't that sad.

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Ok thn u shd tk hr 2 a dr kthxbi

karen's picture

thanx for the apology, its easy for u/me to say go to the doc shes so scared to even go to the shop let alone the docs

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Actually, I was teasing you, :) but I'm glad there's no hard feelings.

The way I see it you have 2 choices:

Option # 1: FORCE her to see a doctor for her own good (after all, who is the parent here, and who is in charge?) Drag her forcibly if you have to.

Option # 2: Fix up the basement, because she's never leaving home. At least you'll always have someone to feed the dog and water the plants when you go away.

The Shit Volcano's picture
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This may not be a rectal problem at all. You said it feels a lot like it did when you were in labor. Though this did not happen to me (a lot) when I was in labor, it does sometimes happen during menstrual cramps. Your body kind of gets confused and thinks that it has to shit really bad.

My sister has had many female problems. Among them is a disease known as endometreosis (pardon the retarded spelling). This disease can cause horrible pains in the uterus ALL month, not just during your period. It may also manifest itself as pain in the anus or rectum. There are many other female diseases, such as PCOS and PID that cause these kinds of pain as well. I suggest you see a gynecologist just to clear this up.

Please, I speak from (my sister's) experience.

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karen's picture

my daughter is 18 not 8, she has her own house and a 6 month old baby , how do u expect me to drag her to the docs she has her own mind and i cant tell her wot to do, she knows wot she has to do but is soooooo scared to go out, i came on here for sum helpful advice and so far u are not helping at all

karen's picture

oh and i aint got a dog, my daughter aint a baby shes a human being how can u say put her in the basement she aint a dog

GottaGoGirl's picture
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"...she has her own mind and i cant tell her wot to do, she knows wot she has to do..."

I think you just answered your own question.

Furthermore, I didn't say put her in the basement like a dog. I said "Fix it up" for her. If she can't leave the house, she'll need someplace nice.

tina's picture

every three months i get pain like if they were labor pains in my bowel is this serious

Anonymous Coward's picture

i always need a poo in school it feel like a " turtel head " can any 1 help

Anonymous Coward's picture

Try going for a jog or some other exercise that will get your heart pumping for at least 15-20 minutes. If you jog, make sure there's a john near by!!! It'll clean you right out!

Full of Shit ( Pun intended)'s picture

Hi i feel like that too, always needing to shit and after trying to shit i get up and immediatly need to shit again but cant, there is only gas. its been like this for 2 years.

Shit in the Uk's picture

I always need a shit! winds my gf right up cos sometimes we dont go out becuase i know i will need a shit and feel uncomfortable about it. Im ok at work though, which is wierd, but its always when were going to do something or go somewhere, at home and work im fine. Always at the shops though! is that IBS? or whatever? or something else? I dont have any pains or anything, just always need a shit or have the shits. is it anziety?
Give me your feedback guys.

**different Shit - Same Day**

sad pooper's picture
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i think i am constipated my poop will not move i don't like to push and i have being contipated for 3 weeks now and i don't no what to do can some one plz help me i hurts

IDontWantAPoopName's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

I am having the same problem! I have been taking probiotics for ibs, and have been working great, but the last 1 or so, i was constipated, to where i could go hardly anything and got desperate so i bought some prune juice. finally i went a lot that night, and since then i have been able to GO..and its been a lot like 4 or 5 times a day, but im having the urge to go all the time! its pressure on my butt, and when i go to sit, if i really REALLY relax, then eventually i can go, but its not hard, its actually soft. its just like its not coming out easy. and feeling like i have to go like NOW, as im writing this, is driving me crazy and after i go, it goes away, but by 1 or 2 hours later its back again. anybody have an answer other then go to the doctor! :(

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To IDontwannapoopname, you are constipated. Drink more prune juice. A glass 4-6oz/bedtime every night. Do that for a week or so and see if you regulate after that.
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IDontWantAPoopName's picture
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Hi Everyone! Ok, back to relation to my last post..its been about 1 week now..and im trying to figure this out. I know my diet doesnt consist of MUCH fiber, so im trying to increase that, i eat oatmeal every morning, and started adding soluble fiber to it in the morning. for about the 4 or 5 days i was doing that, my stomach was gassy tight, and even making my side hurt, i was going to the bathroom all the time! and it wasnt bulking it like its suppose to it was just watery..i stopped using it and tightness went away. But it seems like the pressure feeling of having to poop is still there. if i go and read a book, i can finally go some, but its not hard hard like constipation usually is, its soft to kind of hard,but its like my "bowels" are not moving it. hardly any motility in there or something? so i dont know what i should increase? drink more prunes for a laxative effect? or what kind of fiber to help push it out? any ideas :(

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...poopname, I have to cut your name short. Sorry. My name is not a poop name but it incinuates my poop frequency. Your problem sounds like mine. I can't diagnose you but I have your symptoms. I take for to six to eight scoops of miralax a day to go. You are very constipated and probably have been for a long time if you feel the slow or no motility. I have paralyzed places in my colon. I take a canadian motility drug four times a day. Go buy some over the counter Miralax. Buy a few bottles. You can return unopened untampered bottles if it doesn't work. Take 1 scoop every two hours until you start going a good amount for one drop. The nickel and dime size shits don't count. I'm talking from experience as I'm way past one scoop every two hours. I'm up to two scoops every two hours. I'm staying home(my day off) today and do some miralax 2 scoops every two hours until I go big. I do nickel and dime size poops all night and all day while I feel miserably full. It is the only maitanance that works for me. I really feel for you especially since I KNOW how you feel. Miserable.
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IBS NO MORE's picture
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IDontWantAPoopName: I think you're on the right track with the soluble fiber, but you may have tried too much too fast at once (resulting in your gaseous discomfort) by adding more soluble fiber to the oatmeal. Also, just adding a single serving of oatmeal to your daily intake isn't going to solve any problems--you should try gradually increasing soluble fiber foods while decreasing GI irritants like fried foods, red meat, alcohol, caffeine, and possibly dairy (it can aggravate digestive issues even if you're not lactose intolerant).

Many people don't understand the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber, and they eat too much of the insoluble kind (bran, brown or whole grains, raw leafy veggies, etc.), which can irritate even a normal GI tract something fierce.

Soluble fiber, on the other hand, works to correct both diarrhea and constipation because it soothes and regulates the digestive tract, stabilizes intestinal contractions, and normalizes bowel function from either extreme by absorbing excess liquid in the colon, thereby providing bulk which prevents watery diarrhea and also softens and pushes through impacted fecal matter resulting from constipation.

Good sources of soluble fiber are foods like white rice, pasta, and bread (fresh loaves from the deli, not the bread isle); flour/corn tortillas, corn meal, corn/rice cereals, oatmeal, barley; potatoes/yams, beets, squash, pumpkin, mushrooms, chestnuts, avocados; bananas, mango, papaya, applesauce (or skinned apple).

Many other fruits and veggies have both soluble and insoluble fiber (usually the skin or structural parts). If you can try to gradually replace some of your usual non-fiber fair with mostly soluble and some insoluble fiber foods, I think you will see a notable difference. You should also be sure to drink more water and less soda if you're increasing soluble fiber intake.

If that sounds too difficult or you just can't make yourself give up enough of the bad stuff, supplements such as Benefiber, Metamucil, Citrucel, Fibercon, etc. can at least help add soluble fiber to your diet. (Same rules apply: start low and gradually increase intake to prevent gas/bloating.)

This advice comes from an IBS viewpoint, but the suggested changes will improve anyone's bowel function, motility, and quality of output.

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Poop noob's picture

I dont know if this discussion is still active but I have been also having these "always feeling the urge" sensations for a little over 3 months. But mine dont go on all the time. Mine happen on some days, for half a day or sometimes a few hours and on other days it doesn't happen at all. Farting seems to relieve the pressure but I am not sure if gas can be trapped down there causing the false urge to poop. Can someone shed some light on this? Can it be just gas?

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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Poop nood....Your symptoms are the same as those of my brother-in-law before he was diagnosed with colon cancer. It would probably be a good idea to run this past your doctor, better safe than sorry....good luck.


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helpp!'s picture

I need lots of help, I feel like I constantly need to fart. I go to the toilet and some stuff comes out. But I sit through long assemblies each day and im terrified one of these days im going to fart really loud. Can anyone help me, because I feel horrible inside and depressed, help.

annoyed's picture

Im on this site because I have this problem now for two weeks. I couldn't stop laughing as I read some of these... Boy we have issues. My aunt comes here to visit and goes to antique shops and she says that everytime she goes to one she has to poop... everytime..

ChiliKahKah's picture
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Sorry to hear of this ongoing problem as it prevents you the feeling of having completed a good dump.

johnjohn's picture
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I'll start off by telling this brief historic to my family about my poor Dad. When he was a young boy 5 or 7 I don't know for sure. He had to either shit or a stomach ache or both but whatever was going on it wasn't good and his Mother dealt with it by kickin his ass all the way to school. Needless to say his peers probably saw the whole incident since he lived close to his school. That story was told to my mother firsthand by my Dad's Mother. It effected him his entire life where he worried about shittin.

At times I think I inherited the worrying part inadvertently. I've recently experienced another bout of what I call poop anxiety where when I feel the need to shit I go into the bathroom and just before I sit down and go I experience the "worry" that I won't go but most of the time I do. That's just one faction and I know when anxiety and fear get a hold of me.

Anyhow for the last 3 years I have taken Arbonne supplements for men there are some for women too. Anyhow they are the 6 pills in a pack style vitamin supplements and they're not cheap as some of you here who may take supplements would know that high quality vitamins if you believe in their worth know. I believe in them helping to keep me alive and well all this time. I have not had any sickness whatsoever a couple of colds briefly. Nothing no flu, half the shit I always caught from everywhere. I know that everyone's mileage varies in their immune system but I am hard pressed to think that the supplements are keeping me healthy though I am having a poop issue with them. Anyhow one of the pills is a digestive enzyme pill and like all of them they are plant based. Well for someone who has always dealt with poop issue mostly of the worrying kind the digestive enzyme pill was mostly a blessing and like clock work I would have mostly normal to over average poops nearly everyday. I should point out that when you first start taking these kinds of supplements you may think you are getting sick or diarrhea etc. but within a the same day or next day all turns well.

Anyhow for the last few months I have noticed that my poop has never been one big long sausage as the desired maximum deuce. I would usually start out with one long or several smaller sized followed by either a bigger normal or two or more normal sized ones or worse start out as something between diarrhea but not really more messy than anything followed by an hour or so later with normal crap or several size of varying sizes 1 or two inch..and then I'm done til next time. Over the last few months I started ruling things out cause that's what my doctor would do at first. So stopped the supplements and then started them with everything but the digestive enzyme to discover that I did return to what would be considered normal but the longer I stayed off of them the chances of me not going every day like I had been used to increased and so did the anxiety and worry of getting plugged up. Anyhow I know this looks like a novel and I spent some time attempting to type what I am saying that might help someone else while helping me. When I was a kid I probably went 3 days or so and not thinking twice about it. There would always be that 4th day or later where I spent 20 minutes moving things out though. I do remember some of those days. There's more to what I want to say but I don't want to wear out my welcome. But I am also prompted by talking about today. Yesterday I tried the Fiber One Bars with the 9 grams of fiber and the much ballyhooed talk of them making you fart all day and I did fart all day into the night last night with just one bar but I also had two very satisfying poops yesterday but it was only a few hours after eating the bar so I do not know if it was the bar that made the poops. But today I started out with a great one and then an hour later went with these small 1 inch size things that seemed to not want to come out too fast followed by more an hour later, and still a couple more later, and then later on a tad more but now I think I'm done. ANyone think it could have been the Fiber One bar from yesterday?
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Anonymouse Pooper's picture

I don't understand how you guys can talk so casually about this. I've had this 'always having to go' sensation for couple days now, and I can't work, can't sleep, can't do anything. For the love of god, I just wish I could have a bm and it'd be gone, like the good ol' days. Is there anything that helps?

im having the same problem's picture

I have the same problem. Though mine doesn't happen all the time. Every week for about 1-2 days I get this real urge to poop. Whenever I go to the loo and push I end up farting. I only seem to be able to poop when I am completely relaxed. This problem has been going on for over three months. I have tried pills to help but they don't help at all. At the moment I'm trying to stop eating different stuff seeing if it is to do with something I ate.

Keep on pooping!

Poopsykins's picture

*Sympathetic Violin playing*

I've been constipated since birth... If I miss a dose of Miralax my ass gets clogged up with what feels like concrete. I haven't been diagnosed with IBS or anything to substantiate why the hell my ass feels the need to be pregnant all the time, but I've found that my butt's true love is Miralax... We fell in love at first crap.

a nurse's picture

I'm surprised a CNA with maybe 7 months of schooling is giving advice! I was once a CNA and wouldn't dream of giving advice. In some states it is illegal for someone to give advice that isn't a dr! Please just go see your dr and bypass this CNA ! She doesn't have the level of knowledge to give advice

Bilgepump's picture
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I'm surprised "a nurse" didn't read what Motherload wrote, which said: "I suggest you get your butt to the doctor and tell him what's going on. Three years is a long time to feel the need to poop." So much for YOUR advanced training, dumbass...

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ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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Dear nurse.....In addition to what Mr Bilgepump wrote did you by any chance notice that you were on a "poop humor site?" I don't think that friendly advice from a fellow sufferer on the internet has been outlawed by any state, Particularly when it includes an admonition to see a doctor ASAP.


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L's picture

This was posted so long ago but im gonna answer. it may be colon cancer. if you guys experience a feeling of lbm, difficulty to defecate, bleeding in the rectum that a sure sign of colon cancer

Anonymous Coward's picture

put a plunger to your ass and plunge that shit out lol

constipated monkey's picture

omg wtf is going on with me, i feel the need to shit all the time, when i go i just sit ther, after hours just sitten ther i get a constipated feeling, then a few min later iv got liquid shit, that liquid. Then cant shit again. I also pee a lot, i feel as thou my insides are being turned inside out and im trying to shit out my bowls and stomach. Wtf is wrong with me

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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Dear constipated monkey, I'm not trying to scare you but you really need to bring this issue to the attention of a doctor. My brother-in-law, a colon cancer survivor, had similar symptoms. He felt like he had to move his bowels constantly.

Poop report is mostly for humor so PLEASE, see a doctor.


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Anonymous Coward's picture

prolapsed hemorrhoids can cause the feeling as well. i take hydrocodone for back pain and it constipated me right up. 3 days of stool softeners and was barely moving anything, then tried an enema and let loose the flow but now i have the urge to poop a lot. well all that strainng/constipation and diahrea(not to mention sticking a tube in my bum) really upset my hemorrhoid and the swelling of them makes me feel like poopoing all the time.

YIBBUT-Don't Ask's picture

Hi-Please help someone! My partner has been suffering with stomach pain and the constant need to poo for about 3 months. He does a normal poo once a day as he always has but feels the need to go more but cant. the stomach pain is generally there but sometimes is worse on some days than others. he describes it as feeling winded. blood tests,poo tests, endoscopy, ultra sound have showed nothing wrong. he is stressing out all the time now which isnt helping. any advice?? he sleeps and eats fine, smokes but at the moment no alcohol.

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