I have a strange chronic and progressive condition that started almost immediately after I had a colonoscopy with polypectomy 4.5 years ago. I facetiously call it “rapid onset bowl movements.”
The time interval between my first sensation of a need to move my bowls and an emergency situation is growing increasingly shorter. 4 years ago, it was about 15-to-20 minutes. Now, it is only about 3-to-5 minutes. The sensation is as if my muscles are losing competency. While I have never lost continence, I experience extreme pain, cramping, pressure, and a sensation that feels like my bowls are going to explode. When I sit on the toilet, my bowels evacuate nearly instantaneously.
Possibly related, I have also lost the ability to trust my farts when I am standing up, especially when I am coincidentally urinating. If I expel gas while standing, I have about a 1-in-5 chance of expelling fecal matter with the gas. If I am standing and urinating, the probability goes up to 80+%.
My question is, could this be a complication from a botched colonoscopy? The reason I ask is, the doctor gave me a prescription for heavy duty opioid pain pills after my procedure, and I certainly needed them for about 3 days afterward. None of my friends who have experienced colonoscopies understand the need for pain medication.