I think there are many of us on this board who can sympathize with you. I had slow transit for most of my life. I'm 53 now, and from the time I was 20, I NEVER had a BM without laxatives. Even before that, as a child, I had terrible time going. I don't think anyone who hasn't gone through this can understand how truly uncomfortable and horrible it is.
Your doctor should give you a sitz marker test. You will swallow little pills with markers in them every day for a few days, and then have xrays taken to see if they are moving through your colon. If not, you will most likely be diagnosed with colon inertia, and you may be given the option of surgery to remove the colon and attach the small intestine to your rectum.
I know it sounds so extreme, I felt that way for years and put it off, but finally had it done on March 17 and couldn't be happier. It has taken almost 3 months, but I'm finally feeling really well and able to go to the bathroom on a regular basis, eat and not worry about when it will come out!
Don't despair; there is hope and help. Please let us know what your doctors tell you.
I've been away for a few days, but I saw that you're waiting once again for your doctors! You poor thing. I hope you'll be able to get some answers and some help soon!
I had a CT scan today of my abdomen; I was having those sharp pains for a week or so and my surgeon wanted to see if it was a hernia, or just to see ifhe could find something. I don't know anything yet; I pray it's nothing serious. I've actually felt so much better the past week; pain is almost gone, but my abdomen is just a little sore to the touch.
As far as going to the bathroom, I'm doing so much better. If I take 1/2 dose of metamucil at night, and 1/2 lomotil during the day, I've had much better luck....only go about 6-8 times a day and no urgency at all. I also haven't had the problem of feeling like I had more left in my rectum. This past weekend we went away, ate dinner and breakfast out, went to a baseball game and ate there (which I would never have done 2 weeks ago!). All in all, the pooping is great for now. Hopefully it will last.
Keep us posted on what's happening with you!
Thank you so much for your kind and hopeful reply. Right now I feel so sick and terrible. I feel like my body will explode. My bowls are full with faeces. Breathing is difficult and I feel colic pain. I vomit till blood comes out (damaged blood vessels of course) A few hours ago I took 2 bisacodyl tablets again. Hope it will be effective this time. I always have the fear it will lose its effect some daty. Then what?
In my country there are long waiting lists for tests in the university hospitals. It takes many months to get a test done. A sitz marker test is something I will absolutely ask for it this week. Hope it will be done within half a year ....
I am affraid I have to move on like this for many more weeks. Every day is a struggle for me. I wish they would help me ..... I cannot take it anymore.
I used to enjoy life, even though I have had many problems with my health before ..... since the last couple of weeks I cannot help to look forward to not live any longer ...
Sorry for my negative words. Right now I feel so terrible, I do not see a way out ....