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Obstructed defecation syndrome-is this you??

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  • Posted By: crunchiejoe
  • August 5, 2009
  • 09:33 PM

Obstructed Defecation Syndrome

What is Obstructed Defecation Syndrome?

Obstructed defecation syndrome is characterized by chronic constipation. There often is a sense of not having emptied the anal canal, along with heaviness in the perianal area. There might also be a need for straining and/or manual manipulation during defecation.
Symptoms of Obstructed Defecation Syndrome

Symptoms include:

Abdominal pain and cramping
Bowel frequency
Generally "not feeling well"
Causes of Obstructed Defecation Syndrome

Causes of obstructed defecation syndrome are numerous, but they include:

Nerve damage or pelvic injury from pregnancy
A rectal ulcer
Lesions in the colon and/or rectocle
A prolapse of the rectum into the vaginal wall due to straining

I needn't of lost my colon had my condition been picked up earlier and not excerbated by years for the wrong treatment, 11 ops later I had to lose my colon as I was so ill, if this is what you believe you have, see your gp

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  • Hi!For more than a year I have had problems with extreme amount of gas and the feeling that my stomach does not empty itself. Actually, when I eat, the outside of my belly (exactly where my stomach is) feels as it had fever. I went to the doctor and they diagnosed Lactose and Fructose intolerance. Since then I have been in a very strict diet and I have lost 4 kilos en 4 weeks (I am about to reach the limit of underweight).I am not sure if these intolerances are just the result of something else. As it was expected, they measured the bacteria load and I have an extreme imbalance in my gut flora, which I started (4 weeks ago) to try to rebuild/modified by the use of probiotica. I was a little better, meaning I could eat without having a inflated belly, but although I have been VERY careful not to eat any sugar or milk products in the last weeks, today as I got my body down to pick up some clothes from the floor, my stomach bloated in less than 5 minutes. I am not sure if I have a intestinal obstruction... do you know what kind of exams do they have to be done to rule this out?Thanks for any advice,Anonimo
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