Did your doctor tell you that you have pelvic floor dysfunction? That can cause chronic constipation and pain. How often do you have a BM? What's your diet like? Have you tried keeping a meticulous food diary to show to your physician?
Your lupus can affect your white count, as can any infection, such as your kidney infection; do you have your complete blood count report?
Hi, thanks for bumping this back up lil.
Sarita, I had a test done which showed both the internal and external anal muscles weren't functioning correctly. Think it was called a defecating proctogram. i usually go about 2 weeks inbetween bms. My diet is reasonably good. i haven't found any foods which make things worse or better. My white cell count has been raised (and getting higher everytime i have it done) for quite a long time, long before my kidney infection. i don't have a copy of the last results where the wbc was 30, but do have the one two weeks previous. They are: (sorry, it's a long list)
WBC 22.6 RBC4.18 Platelets 373 HB 14.2 ESR 4 Neutrophils 90.27%, 20.4 Monocyte 0.35 Eosonophils 0.03 Basophil 0.03 PCV 0.419 Lymphocyte 1.85 MCH 32.4 MCV 95.7