I am 40 yrs old and was diagnosed with a malrotated colon. That means that my large bowel is all on my left side and that my small is on the right. I can remember growing up as a child feeling sick to my stomach and vomiting a lot. And that behavior carried over into my teens. The doctors then would give me spastic stomach medicine along with a bland diet. I don't remember any of it helping. I had a pain develop in the lower left quadrant of my abdomen along with what felt like a big, hard vein. Which thinking back on it now I am sure it was my colon. This pain has started to grow over the last 6-8 years. It now covers the majority of my left abdomen and across my lower back. The pain changes when I have a BM but I infrequently have those. When I do it is the consistency of toothpaste. I have had numerous tests. One was a colonscopy that was unsuccessful. The doctor was unable to get the scope through the colon. He then sent me to get a Barium enema. FUN! They started the exam but found shortly after beginning that they could not get the double contrast solution in. I was then told that they would have to try the single contrast solution. That worked but it was very painful. My question here is "If they cannot get these things in - what makes them think that anything is going to be able to come out"?! I have had a Gastro. tell me that he does not believe that it is a motility problem. I do. I had another tell me that I was born with it - and I 'll die with it. Thanks doc - nice bedside manner! I have been on sooo many fiber treatments that I lost track. I am tired of living everyday of my life in pain and feeling like life is passing me by. It's like the saying goes "I am much too young to be feeling this d--n old"! I believe all of these symptoms are due to the malrotation - the doctors don't. They openly admit they do not know a lot about this since this is usually dealt with in the first few months of life. If anyone out there knows of anything or anybody - PLEASE REPLY. I am at my wits end.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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