Unusual Side Effects from Hernia?
Hello Everyone; I am a 65-year old male and I have had a hernia (actually two — one one each side of my groin) since December. I have been having side-effects from my hernia that seem to be very unusual:
(A) Loss of Appetite (resulting in a loss of weight).
(B) Pain in my rectum.
(C) Extremely Uncomfortable — it feels like I have a broomstick stuck up my rectum.
(D) Excessive Bowel Movements — I usually have at least 25 bowel movements each day. I have sudden & very strong urges to defecate all day & night long. Sometimes I will have as many as 7 or more bowel movements in a single hour. It seems as if my rectum is going spastic.
(E) Fecal Incontinence (loss of bowel control)
(F) Blood in Stools
FYI: I’ve seen a physician who confirmed that I have a hernia. The hernia on the right side of my groin area is extremely small and is hardly noticeable (perhaps the size of a nickel), while the hernia on the left side of my groin area is bigger (larger than an almond but smaller than a walnut). This is the first time that I have ever had a hernia. I have an ultrasound planned for May 20th.
QUESTIONS: Has anyone else ever experienced any of these symptoms from a hernia? Any idea what may be causing these particular symptoms?
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