Not really overweight but has history of l4/l5 disc prolapse a few years ago, surgery not required.
I did inform him of red flags - sphincter disturbance , reduced perianal sensation etc and advised attendance at a/e immediately but now wonder if i should have sent him anyway..
Not sure of cause of increased defecation, could it be an early warning sign. i will ring unit in morning and try to get MRI tomorrow. Am worried!, hopefully unnecessarily
Thanks, ***** ***** hope he'll be ok.. Have you ever seen it as an early sign of Cauda equina?