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Constipataion? Yeah right!

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  • Posted By: wazzie15
  • February 29, 2008
  • 05:11 PM

I really don't know where to start with this. I suppose it started when I was about 16 an a half, I went to the toilet and, well it's a bit gross so I won't go into it but there was something that shouldn't have been there. I didn't do anything about it or tell anyone because it was too embarrasing but when I was 18 I had some really bad stomach pains so I decided to tell my dad. He made me go to the doctors and the doctor just kind of grunted at me and didn't care that I was embarrassed about it. I had a blood test and then when I went back to get the results he started shaking his head. Well, there I was thinking I was dying or something and it turned out he just couldn't find the file on the computer. He told me there was nothing wrong with me but I persuaded him to send me to see a specialist. Eleven weeks later I went to see this so-called specialist. When I told her why I was there she said "Why did your doctor send you here?" I told her again and she siad "Just becuase of that?" After that she poked my tummy around and said there was nothing wrong with me. I just looked at her and then she said she'd send me for an X-ray of my small intestine. Surprise surprise, that came back clear ( after over a month of waiting) I'd have said that if anything needed and X-ray it would have been the large one. Anyway, the stupid cow decided that all my problems are because I don't go to the toilet everyday so I must be constipated. I'm now 20 and I still have the same problem, it really concerns me seeing as how my grandfather died of bowel cancer just before I was born and my dad had ulcerative colitis a few years before I was born.
If anyone wants to know what the actual symptom is, I will tell you.

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  • Yes, please tell us what the symptoms was. Have they done a colonoscopy yet?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 11:15 PM
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  • Inquire about Irritable Bowel Syndrome. My son has had the same problem for years and medication does help.Teresa
    TeresaC 41 Replies Flag this Response
  • Well the symptom is, I guess what you'd call mucus. It's kind of different colours sometimes though, and different textures too. Like sometimes it's more watery and other times it's hard and rubbery. Once there was some little hard white lumps on the toilet paper too.No, they haven't done a colonoscopy, they haven't done anything!Thanks for the advice.
    wazzie15 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • You should talk to your doctor and research a condition called steatorrhea. It is malabsorption disorder and it looks as if you have fatty stools (mucuouslike; like what you see on steak that isn't trimmed). You should take a proactive approach and if you have an HMO and are having these problems, file a compliant on the providers with the HMO.Considering your family history a good doctor should do a complete workup on you. Heck, I would lie about some of the symptoms in addition to what you are having to make them work you up. It's your life and you can't risk it cause a couple of docs have a bad day!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I did post on here a while ago but it doesn't seem to have come up.The thing is, when I first went to the doctor he said I could have worms. So I don't want to make a fuss if it is just that, I don't think it is though and they don't seem to be interested unless there's blood anyway.
    wazzie15 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Just worms?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yeah, do you think that's serious?
    wazzie15 4 Replies Flag this Response
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