I suffer from inflammatory bowel with my Behcets, and that normally involves incontinence in episodes of diarrhoea. However, for the past couple of months I have been totally unable to hold on to my number 2s at all. I get no warning, then a few cramps and gas and whole firm balls just pop out my other end.
This weekend just gone by I got the gas and knew I needed a toilet immediately but the cafe would not let customers use their toilet. I had to walk to some public toilets of about 5 mins walk and half way there, just knew I was not going to make it. I had to dive into a bush in a very busy public park, near a car park too, and just pull down the trousers and it all popped out....very, very humiliating. Pads are not the answer for that. Pads work if the faeces is soft or liquidy if I leak, but if whole large solid bits come out...it just squashes everywhere. I did not have a suitable pad on anyway (Tena lady mini) and so had no option but to defecate in public.
I have contacts with Crohns who have had to do the same thing and stop the car and go to the loo right by a road side. Have any of you who have bowel problems had this?
I cannot help but think that perhaps I have something anatomically abnormal that I can no longer hold on and it just comes out when ready. Have spoken to docs about my bowel incontinence for years and not got much help to be honest. Other than wearing pads, or being given laxatives so strong it makes me have the runs in order for easier maintenance of clothes with pads.