:mad: I feel as if I am dying some days. I am very serious about it. I fell just a little over 3 years ago. I had started to cross the street and tripped over a big broken area in the sidewalk. That became a running situation for me (like when I was a child) I was running just to stay off the ground, just to keep from falling made it a much harder fall. My lower left abdominal area made a very...extremly hard contact with the concrete curb. Naturally I had pain and swelling, but, I thought I would be okay after I stayed on the sofa and kept ice and heat alternating on the area. It didn't get better, only worse, and after a few weeks I realized that some major things were going on. My bladder slowed down imminsely and I was continually becoming constipated too often. I think I do have some internal injuries, yet, I can not find a doctor who thinks so. They have all said they feel it is a coincidence. I think that is because they just can't begin to realize just how much trauma a running fall can cause when that soft tissue hits a large concrete curb. As time passed I began to bloat, it became more difficult to have a BM or to feel a full bladder.
I have been to the ER several times and to my GP. Many tests have been done, looking for many disorders. CT scan/ MRI / ultra sound/ x-ray! Gas gets blocked inside my abdoman. I saw it on the x-ray. (about the size of a cantoloupe) It will not move without a medicine called Lactulose. That med then cause even more gas to form. The only relief I can get is to take laxitive. I then swell from those so bad I then have to take lasix to get back to normal again. The cycle begins again as soon as I eat "ANYTHING AT ALL" I have had a colonoscopy (by a dr who didn't put me out and apparently he didn't believe the pain he put me through) (I wonder tho)
I felt it all and I begged and cried for mercy...anyway, he could only go most of the way in and he was unable to go to the area he usually gets to in order to do a biopsy. I had a scope put down my throat to look for what may be causing it. I was out this time, but, this doctor's written report said he was unable to go far enough to take the 2nd biopsy he usually does because as I read in his report that he had seen revesselification and so he decided to withdraw from that area. I then read some info about the vessels and, as I am understanding it. Our bodies will create new blood supplies when needed by an area not getting the blood supply it should. When I eat, it begins. I never know what to eat, it seems as if it doesn't matter. I get so bloated it hurts terribly. I feel like something inside is growing so large it may burst. It sounds crazy but, it feels as if I can actually feel it getting larger and larger. Anyone see the movie ALIEN? :eek:
That is how I feel. There is always awful pain in that area and, I have tried everything I can think of. The doctors are not giving me any answers and most of them just say it wasn't caused by the fall.........coincidental? I don't believe that. What would you do? I have had only one diagnosis Splenic flexure syndrome. Than was by the ER dr who did an x-ray. He said they don't know what causes it. That is when I saw the large ball of gas on the x-ray. The thing is though, it doesn't cause the other problems I am having. The bladder not feeling full, and the BM's being "stonelike
The following have been ruled out
and many other things they have looked for. more and more.. I wonder why they won't believe it was caused by that horrible fall. Don't you agree that I may have enternal injuries. That is what I think but, what needs to happen for me to feel better. I don't have mach time left anyway, so, I would sure like to just be a little more comfortable for the life I have left.
..PLEASE anyone PLEASE I am losing it here! I really do think this is killing me at times, yet, once I do get totally cleansed, I feel so wonderful. I am not exagerating this either....when I get so very huge with this and I do get cleansed....I lose up to 10 pounds in a day.
Oh I hope there is someone out there with an answer for me.