The past few weeks, my body/pouch has turned into a different person. Almost 20 years post-op, with only minor issues (partials, sibo).
I've noticed a change since early July. Much more difficulty emptying, hard to pass gas, very bloated, noticing that my old routines to pass gas weren't working. Also had a few BMs with some blood.
In the past 10 days - consistent pain/pressure in and around the anal area. Almost impossible to pass gas. All BMs are a fight, I can't seem to push without any pain, so I don't, as it feels like something bad will happen. After 5 minutes sitting, I spend 10 minutes on my stomach praying to God to release some air. After that entire ordeal, it's 20 minutes sitting on the heating pad for a little relief. To top it off, whatever is happening is also impacting my ability to pee - that is a struggle as well.
I have a bit of a wait for my dr appt, but am on wait-list and also will be making calls tomorrow. I've also went full liquid.
My ask to the group - anything at all I can do myself for relief, as I am struggling mightily. Without having a diagnosis, it's difficult to know what to try...
Laxatives or Softeners or Gas meds?
Something for a possible hemorrhoid?
Anything other oral or bottom OTC or home remedy that might be general enough to help in the interim?
Apologies for the length, appreciate the advice as always.