My pain symptoms are feeling like I have to have a BM but it's not closde enough to come out. Also the straining we do the have a BM will cause more pain cuz of the pushing/straning we do forces the bowel to move which in turn aggravates the adhesions which will make for a VERY painful day.Sometimes you might feel like uou've had a successful BM just to find a little in the 'ole porcelain god/goddess. I think it's as bad or worse to have a BM than it is not to, depending on how long it's been since you'ver had one (BM).
I hope this ehlps you, Toni. If you want to know anything else don't hesitate to ask.
Your Friend in NY, Karla B.