I have seen two Doctors over the past three years because I had a change in bowel habits. I had a colonoscopy at that time which was recommended by my gynocologist.The Doctor who performed the test said I had IBS. My symptoms have gotten dramatically worse. Went again in May to the second Dr. but I still feel that no one is listening to me. The first Dr never examined me after the colonoscopy just gave me pills..Zelnorm.. some type of antibothic used to treat e-coli..align... I want to see if anyone can relate to the problem.....
I used to be severly constipated with very large bowel movements, which now I haven't had a dry, large movement in three years or more. I move my bowels every 1 to two weeks in violent painful episodes lasts 6-8 hours until I am completely empty. I sweat, cry from stomach pain and pass very long, thin, wet stools. I feel as if I'm passing a bowling ball but it's nothing more than a hot dog 3 feet at a time. I become sick, tired and lethargic. I'm now experiencing upper left side pain. I also feel like my rectum can't fully expand ( Dr checked and said my muscles were fine). I feel the spasms in my stomach which the Dr game me anti -spasmotic. Also tried Zelnorm, which gave me explosive movements. Will be going for 2 tests shorty.. 1) enemia with dye
2) swallow rings and exray.
I pray to God they will find out whats the matter with me.
My husband thinks I'm nuts.
I'm tired of being sick and missing work.
Is there anyone out there that understands this?