I have been battling Crohn’s disease for decades, and I have experienced tenesmus. It is a really unsettling feeling.
I hesitate to go out with my friends, because I get frequent urges to go to the bathroom. Though nothing usually comes out, every time I feel the need, I feel it’s best to go, because I have had diarrhea pop up on me suddenly, due to Crohn’s.
I can tell when the stools are storing up in my intestines. I feel heavy in my colon, but there’s nothing I can do about it. It’s a miserable way to live.