Anyone else have a problem with a constant urge to have a Bowel Movement? Even after BM

r2424243 Member Posts: 51
edited April 2011 in Colorectal Cancer #1
My dad has stage 4 colon cancer with mets to the liver. Surgery not a option. Been doing chemo for about 5 months. He is miserable because of a constant feeling like he has to have a BM. even left after he does. He goes regularly so he is not constipated but is plagued by this urge and pain in his right side. He is on tons of pain meds, 150mg fentynol patch, 40 mg oxycotin time release and 5mg oxycodone for breakthru pain. He has tried Bentyl which is suppose to be an antispasm med to help with that urge but it didnt work. He is very aggrevated by this and looking for advise. Anyone got ideas? Has anyone has this problem with colon cancer?


  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    A sign
    That is actually one of the signs of colon cancer, a feeling that you have not completed a bowel movement. In your dad's situation, I honestly don't have any idea of what they could do to make it better. I do hope his doctor can make him feel more comfortable somehow.

  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900 Member
    I had something similar
    I had radiation that caused the symptom.
    It passed soon after radio was finished.
    I am sorry for your dad, its unpleasant.
    My only suggestion is to put it back onto your doctors.