Worried about bowel symptoms

I had an anterior resection in 2016 with a temporary stoma , in 2019 I had a reversal . Every thing was fine till two weeks ago when I started having bowel leaks a few hours after a normal motion . I wear male Tena pants now , just as well last night at three in the morning I had a large leak , went to the toilet four times after that which was really runny . Could this be the start of L.A.R.S .

  • Hello Woodyphil,

    Welcome to Cancer Chat.

    I'd suggest you speak to your stoma nurse or doctor about the leaks, if you haven't already.  Sometimes there leaks can occur after a stoma reversal so it would be wise to get this checked out.  The Bladder & Bowel Charity have some useful information about stoma reversal  which you might find helpful.  If you'd like to speak to one of our cancer nurses, you can call them on the freephone 0808 800 4040, lines are open 9 to 5 Monday to Friday.

    I hope this helps,

    Moderator Anastasia