I am constipated and have been for approx 2/3 months, however I am going 2-3 times per week albeit smaller than usual. I have put on 9lbs in last 5 weeks and 2 weeks ago noticed large bulges either side on lower belly. When I lean backwards the mass either splits into 2, one each side and concave below the belly button, or if I lean slightly to one side then the mass seems to turn into one mass poking out the left side. The mass is tense to the touch and can purtrude about 6 inches and I can fit each mass, or the whole, in each open palm. When I stand normally I can disguse the mass but just look lower belly thick and bloated and have been asked if I am pregnant, which was nice!
I have seen my doctor 3 times and 1st couple visits gave me laxitives, for around 4 weeks but that did not improve matters so I taking them. Doctor states that I have a very full colon caused by impactation and this will pass. Can't be good to have months worth of waste rotting interally, however ....
My doctor is not concerned which is worrying as I need a resolution, if not a new wardrobe!
I then had a colonic hydro in search of a solution and even though much waste was removed, the bulge has not reduced. How has this not reduced if my colon was cleansed? How can I have impactation if lots was removed during the colonic yet why do i still have the swellings?
I am passing urine frequently with a full bladder. Could be as I have increased water intake over last 6 weeks to 2 ltrs but still it seems excesive. Maybe a red herring ....
I am female, in my mid 30s, of average height, weight and excercise approx 3 x per week by way of yoga and running. I eat well and take plenty of sol fibre, fruit and veg and drink approx 2 litres water per day. I have been drinking pineapple juice as a natrual stool softner for the last few weeks but alas no change. I have always been regular until recently.
I have Endemetriosis and leisons removed, cysts on each ovary and appendicts removed during one operation last Nov. All was fine for 5 mths but could this be related?
I am getting desperate. I have private medical insurance but my doctor is not forthcoming to refer me as "I am just constipated" but there must be some hope?