Re: Severe pain before a bowel movement
I have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and your symptoms match mine exactly. 20 exploratory surgeries, a gallbladder removal, an appendectomy and more have been done and all we could find as an answer was IBS.
I has SEVERE (and still do) abdominal pain for up to 10 minutes before a bowel movement, loose, mucus-containing stools, SEVERE bloating (at one point I swelled so much that I looked 7 months pregnant as I have a slender build), nausea (at times) and the pain and nausea is relieved within minutes of a BM.
Since the doctors don't have a 'cure' for IBS and surgery is too risky for me since I've had so many surgeries, colonoscopies, etc, I will be on pain medications for the rest of my natural life.
I understand your problem all too well. I would suggest asking your doctor about IBS, it's symptoms, etc. There is no test for IBS...only tests to rule out other causes.
I hope helps comes swiftly to you. I wouldn't wish this on anyone.