Urgency in having a bowel movement
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katlady10 posted:
Hi, I'm a 45 year old female. I have, over the past 6 mos, have had episodes of explosive diarrhea. My stools are usually soft but there are times I bet, at least 4-5 times a week, where I get the urge to go and if I don't go straight to the toilet it just comes.......Unfortunately I haven't been home a few times, and it becomes an embarrassing mess. Most of the time I do get to the bathroom, and it literally explodes. I don't have "pain" or anything that triggers it, I just get that feeling, and I know its time. I wish I could explain it better........If anyone has any ideas. I haven't really noticed if its after anything I eat in particular, altho I do get that way after some greasy foods, sometimes chinese hits me bad too.
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Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Katlady10 and welcome,

There is just no guessing at this, I would absolutely consult your doctor. Changes in bowel movements may mean changes in your health, so follow up with your doctor.

Please let us know how you are doing.