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Doc please help severe problems with constipation

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  • Posted By: kesaiserris
  • November 2, 2009
  • 02:53 PM

I was tested for Celiac but the test came back negative, my bowel was never looked at and my doctor refuses to look into digestive problems anymore. I have my whole life suffered from severe constipation the usual remedies drink lots of water, eat fiber, probiotic yogurt, exercise, healthy eating none of it works, I actually look forward to stomach viruses hoping I'll get diarrhea and be able to go. Usually on my period I get to go but now I am starting to be constipated during my only reprieve in the month. All the women in my family seem to suffer from unrelenting constipation, I have since childhood (I remember even then screaming in pain on the toilet unable to go). When I moved to Sweden in December last year, I didn't even go for months (only the occasional tiny rabbit-sized hard poop) because of the diet changes and I started to get very ill and was ill for quite a while. My backbone frequently gets misaligned due to constipation and I get lots of pinched nerves in my lower back, around my buttocks, even in the rectum. I am a healthy weight, I eat sensibly. But I am starting to really believe that I should stop eating, since I can't defecate eating is only getting me progressively more backed up. Do I need to not eat and drink a ton till I can go again? Do I need to get enemas try physical extraction? I really really really have to go to the bathroom, I've honestly almost died from an inability to crap and I am unbelievably tired or this. Should I stop eating bread? Could I not be able to go b/c of excessive need to pee, l have to pee once every 10 minutes (when well hydrated) and get up all through the night and its not just the urge to pee, I really pee a lot each time, I have an enormous bladder capacity, is my body just ******g out all my water and not even allowing my bowel to have any? I have heard some people can't handle fiber and fiber constipates them, is this true should I stop eating fiber? Are there semi poisonous plants that invoke diarrhea that I can ingest? I am very desperate to go, and yes I know to go I have to relax and I do yoga and meditate, everything even when fully relaxed I can't go. It may be psychological but I can't think of anything to cause it, would hypnosis work in this case??? I really need help with this, I just want to go, even one good crap a week would be an improvement.

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  • Sounds horrible, doubly so since your MD won't help you. Have you tried Miralax?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 03:13 PM
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  • Sounds horrible, doubly so since your MD won't help you. Have you tried Miralax?No is it a laxative? Is it natural? I am living in Sweden so not sure if they have the same products
    kesaiserris 35 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 03:19 PM
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  • generic is polyethelyne glycol. Yes, it is a laxative- i believe it draws water into the colon so that the colon flushes( look it up on the internet for more info). I know it is used for children who suffer from chronic constipation, often daily. dose for kids is 17 gm powder, mixed with water as per directions. You should try harder to find a specialist: yours is not that uncommon a condition, & there are MD's out there who specialize in chronic constipation.No is it a laxative? Is it natural? I am living in Sweden so not sure if they have the same products
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 04:02 PM
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  • I was tested for Celiac but the test came back negative, my bowel was never looked at and my doctor refuses to look into digestive problems anymore. I have my whole life suffered from severe constipation the usual remedies drink lots of water, eat fiber, probiotic yogurt, exercise, healthy eating none of it works, I actually look forward to stomach viruses hoping I'll get diarrhea and be able to go. Usually on my period I get to go but now I am starting to be constipated during my only reprieve in the month. All the women in my family seem to suffer from unrelenting constipation, I have since childhood (I remember even then screaming in pain on the toilet unable to go). When I moved to Sweden in December last year, I didn't even go for months (only the occasional tiny rabbit-sized hard poop) because of the diet changes and I started to get very ill and was ill for quite a while. My backbone frequently gets misaligned due to constipation and I get lots of pinched nerves in my lower back, around my buttocks, even in the rectum. I am a healthy weight, I eat sensibly. But I am starting to really believe that I should stop eating, since I can't defecate eating is only getting me progressively more backed up. Do I need to not eat and drink a ton till I can go again? Do I need to get enemas try physical extraction? I really really really have to go to the bathroom, I've honestly almost died from an inability to crap and I am unbelievably tired or this. Should I stop eating bread? Could I not be able to go b/c of excessive need to pee, l have to pee once every 10 minutes (when well hydrated) and get up all through the night and its not just the urge to pee, I really pee a lot each time, I have an enormous bladder capacity, is my body just ******g out all my water and not even allowing my bowel to have any? I have heard some people can't handle fiber and fiber constipates them, is this true should I stop eating fiber? Are there semi poisonous plants that invoke diarrhea that I can ingest? I am very desperate to go, and yes I know to go I have to relax and I do yoga and meditate, everything even when fully relaxed I can't go. It may be psychological but I can't think of anything to cause it, would hypnosis work in this case??? I really need help with this, I just want to go, even one good crap a week would be an improvement.I am not a doctor, but in Healthcare, nurses often do what is called a "digital impaction" release or removal. It involves putting your longest finger up there and feeling for stool. Often, there is a "webbing" or fold of bowel that is holding up the progress of stool into the rectum, rather like the stool hitting a dead end and failing to turn the final corner into the rectum. Pulling this web/fold of bowel down and to the side allows the stool to progress into the rectum. The sigmoid flexure comes from the left side of your body, so use your right hand even if you are normally left handed and feel towards your left for stool. Use a rubber glove, or be sure your nail is well trimmed and filed to avoid lacerating the delicate bowel tissues. A doctor or nurse should be able to teach you how best to do this. Or google "digital impaction removal" for more info on this. http://www.enotes.com/nursing-encyclopedia/fecal-impaction-removal
    synesthesia 87 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 04:09 PM
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  • generic name is polyethelyne glycol; I believe it draws water into the bowel so you can defecate (look it up on the internet for more info). I don't believe your problem is psychological; you need to find a different MD! Your problem is not that uncommon-try to find a specialist.No is it a laxative? Is it natural? I am living in Sweden so not sure if they have the same products
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
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    • 04:10 PM
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  • I was tested for Celiac but the test came back negative, my bowel was never looked at and my doctor refuses to look into digestive problems anymore. I have my whole life suffered from severe constipation the usual remedies drink lots of water, eat fiber, probiotic yogurt, exercise, healthy eating none of it works, I actually look forward to stomach viruses hoping I'll get diarrhea and be able to go. Usually on my period I get to go but now I am starting to be constipated during my only reprieve in the month. All the women in my family seem to suffer from unrelenting constipation, I have since childhood (I remember even then screaming in pain on the toilet unable to go). When I moved to Sweden in December last year, I didn't even go for months (only the occasional tiny rabbit-sized hard poop) because of the diet changes and I started to get very ill and was ill for quite a while. My backbone frequently gets misaligned due to constipation and I get lots of pinched nerves in my lower back, around my buttocks, even in the rectum. I am a healthy weight, I eat sensibly. But I am starting to really believe that I should stop eating, since I can't defecate eating is only getting me progressively more backed up. Do I need to not eat and drink a ton till I can go again? Do I need to get enemas try physical extraction? I really really really have to go to the bathroom, I've honestly almost died from an inability to crap and I am unbelievably tired or this. Should I stop eating bread? Could I not be able to go b/c of excessive need to pee, l have to pee once every 10 minutes (when well hydrated) and get up all through the night and its not just the urge to pee, I really pee a lot each time, I have an enormous bladder capacity, is my body just ******g out all my water and not even allowing my bowel to have any? I have heard some people can't handle fiber and fiber constipates them, is this true should I stop eating fiber? Are there semi poisonous plants that invoke diarrhea that I can ingest? I am very desperate to go, and yes I know to go I have to relax and I do yoga and meditate, everything even when fully relaxed I can't go. It may be psychological but I can't think of anything to cause it, would hypnosis work in this case??? I really need help with this, I just want to go, even one good crap a week would be an improvement. I feel for you. I have the same problem. I finally found an herbal tea called Smooth Move by Traditional Meditionals. I helps me a lot. The first couple of times it took longer and a bit more harsh than the box said it should be, but oh did I have relief when it finally hit. I drink it a couple of nights a week. Now the cramping is almost nonexistant. I know, I know, I shouldn't use it so often but frankly I can't go at all if I don't use something. I had some kind of illness this spring and it has affected the nerves in my bowels. The doctors tell me to keep myself comfortable and not get to full of poop. The poop is worse than the laxative. The tea tastes like licorice and I like it. May be warped, but it is soothing to me. Have you done enemas? I also do those if I don't want to drink the tea. I have so-so results, but better than nothing. Good luck. I also wanted to encourage you to find another doctor. If the doc is soooooo narrow minded that you don't have a problem I would guess it is time to move on to a more compassionate and aggressive doctor.
    cozynana 39 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 08:19 PM
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  • I don't really like licorice but if that would work, I'd take it lolHow do you do an enema? Also can I ask what you have, I have some nerve probs wonder if its affecting my bowels
    kesaiserris 35 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 08:25 PM
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  • I don't really like licorice but if that would work, I'd take it lol How do you do an enema? Also can I ask what you have, I have some nerve probs wonder if its affecting my bowels You can order Smooth Move from Amazon. Read the label and see if it is for you. I am not a doctor and can only tell you what works for me. An enema is a prepared solution in a plastic bottle purchased from the pharmacy or any discount store. It is given rectally and the theory is to help the fecal matter become soft and more liquid. This encourages the matter to pass. I have nerve damage to my rectal and vaginal area. I don't know exactly what happened. About the time it happened I had a colonoscopy and also given levaquin, flagyl, and reglan at the same time. My theory is that I have a sensitivity to levaquin and the results......nerve damage. I also have a area on my right shoulder blade that is completey numb that happened at the same time. I am in a long term illness and still do not konw what is affecting me. Most of the symptoms are vaginal and rectal. I also have recently been put on thyroid medicine to see if it helps. I do believe it helps some of my symptoms.
    cozynana 39 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 09:06 PM
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  • you can order smooth move from amazon. Read the label and see if it is for you. I am not a doctor and can only tell you what works for me. An enema is a prepared solution in a plastic bottle purchased from the pharmacy or any discount store. It is given rectally and the theory is to help the fecal matter become soft and more liquid. This encourages the matter to pass. I have nerve damage to my rectal and vaginal area. I don't know exactly what happened. About the time it happened i had a colonoscopy and also given levaquin, flagyl, and reglan at the same time. My theory is that i have a sensitivity to levaquin and the results......nerve damage. I also have a area on my right shoulder blade that is completey numb that happened at the same time. I am in a long term illness and still do not konw what is affecting me. Most of the symptoms are vaginal and rectal. I also have recently been put on thyroid medicine to see if it helps. I do believe it helps some of my symptoms. i truly understand what you are going through KESA as well. Im a male 28yrs. And i am also having a difficult time eliminating stool as well, no matter how long i sit on the toilet it just dont want to come out and it feels really uncomfortable once i get up from the toilet and try to get on with my day, having that feeling linger with me is so frustrating. I am having trapped gas as well which makes things even more worse. Also, i feel like it is affecting my urinary problem even more. I dont no what it can be, my fiber intake is great, i think my problem can be a side effect from flomax that i take every day which messes up with bowel function. This really suck for us until we get a true hold onto what is THE cause to this extreme discomfort we are feeling. I hope u find a way 2 relieve yourself and it stays to being normal..
    GEMINI 21 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 10:48 PM
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  • hi at the end of every day the enema, which is a container with liquid a little baby oil in it ,that is inserted in his anus and squeezed to push the fluid in the rectum.. If there are feces in his colon and you do this properly it will surely produce results. do this over a few times if need be .far better than any laxative. laxatives can cause inflammation and lead to other problems
    charmaine petzer 176 Replies
    • November 3, 2009
    • 10:14 AM
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