Jan 11, 2011 - 5:42 am
Hey everyone, I am new here.
SO, I had testicular cancer around 7 years ago, had the first surgery where one of my jewels :-P was removed and then another, (since it had spread) that opened up my stomach from rib cage to right above my crotch, (do not know the name of the surgery).
So the issue I have been having, really for the past 7 years on and off, (but it became way worse recently as I became a vegetarian and I am using the bathroom a LOT due to all the veggies) is that I sometimes get a pain in my left side, followed by a lot of gas, then anywhere from 2-10 runs to the bathroom with stool that gets ever softer, (and in the times where it is more like 10 runs, eventually diarrhea). But as soon as all of this goes away and my intestines are empty, everything is hunky dory again. But the pain in my left side, when it happens, is BAD for just a minute...until I can feel the stools moving down and then the pain subsides. This has been a consistent thing since the major surgery (and I wonder if the docs created some sort of kink when they were cleaning all the tumors out of my insides) it was actually a lot more of a consistent problem RIGHT after I returned to "normal" life following chemo and surgery 7 years ago, (usually Carl's Jr or similar fastfood would set it off).
I am wondering if anyone knows what this is (the name of the issue or at least symptoms) or if it is at all common. Every Dr who dealt with cancer that I have asked had no clue.