Re: Surviving Colon Cancer
2 years ago, I began to have the same issue as your Grandma. I saw a specialist who checked me out for the issue. The problem comes because the area has lost elasticity and it makes it impossible to hold the muscles tight so we can get to a facility when the urge to go comes.
For me, the cause of this was two fold.... first, radiation hit the area hard during cancer treatment for my upper thigh. Second, three vaginal births. It is a common issue for many women as we age.
My doctor also recommended taking Immodium... up to eight a day. I thought that was starnge at first.... up to 8 Immodium a day??? However, it has proved to be a solution to the problem. I do not have any unwanted side effects from this. I seldom even have to take that many, but know if I have to, I can.
Good luck to Grandma