Any one have poop inside, the doctor still remove the large intestine for you

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smarty
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   Posted 10/27/2009 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a chinese women with severe constipation alreay 34 days no poop, thinking remove the entire colon, however, laxative and enema are useless for me. Any one have experience to remove the entire colon, still have poop inside, the doctor still do surgery for you. So, it is very dangerous and easily to get infection ?

I feel very suffer all the time, any feedback is appreciated.

esoR
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   Posted 10/28/2009 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Smarty,

Sounds like you need a gallon of Colyte Bowel Prep. It's powder you mix really well with water. Chill it in the refrigerator. Drink an 8 ounce cup every 10 or 15 minutes. This makes the stool in your colon absorb water really fast. At first it makes you bloat. But then once you start pooping you feel lots better. It will totally clean you out.

Then you need to do a Sitzmark test to check your colon transit. That week no laxative. Each 2 or 3 days you have an xray and find out where the markers are in your colon. If you really have a colon that does not work, the markers won't travel in your colon, they will just sit there. If this is the case, then you would need your colon removed and small intestine hooked to top of rectum.

Before doing this, have a defecogram, anorectal manometry, pudental nerve test, and surface EMG to make sure nothing is wrong with you rectum, anus, or pelvic muscles/nerves. If there were something wrong with this area too that could not be correctable with surgery, then you would need an ileostomy. This is a stoma made out of your small intestine. A bag collects the waste.

Sounds like anything would be better than the situation you are now in. You can print this out and take it to your doc. Ask for the things I've suggested. You are heading for trouble with 34 days and no bowel move. Good Luck, Rosemary

SocalJohn
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   Posted 10/28/2009 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, its not normal practice, but it is done in emergencies. I didnt have the luxury of scheduling my colon removal. My colitis got so bad that it ruptured. They did the surgery immediately. No time for prep.

taurus
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   Posted 10/28/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I still had poop in me when my colon was removed. Only, I didn't know it. I got several sessions of colonics done as a prep because lasxatives, including Golightly, do NOTHING for me. I thought I was pretty cleaned out because my stool was coming out clear. But after surgery my doctor said there was still ALOT of stool in me.

Personally, I think it's impossible to be completely cleaned out. Especially if your colon is huge and it's not moving the way it's supposed to. The trick is for whatever you have left in you to be liquid. Not solid. The surgeon has special tubes that can suck out whatever is in you.

Gilda
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   Posted 10/28/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Smarty,

I have read many of your posts and I feel so bad for you. Of course, part of that is because I can really relate to what you are going thru! I suffered with so much pain for most of my adult life (age 20-57) and I finally found a doctor that would do the colectomy. I had it done in April '09 and altho now I am so tired of making at least 10 trips a day to the bathroom; it is better than being in almost constant pain. My surgery was done at Menlo Park Surgical Hospital in California. Do you happen to live in California. Or did anyone else on this post have their surgery done there?

Smarty, I will pray for you every day. I really hope you can have the surgery and be out of pain soon.

Gilda

esoR
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   Posted 10/28/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Smarty,

If this surgery is done laporoscopically it really minimizes possible issues with adhesions. Or if the surgeon does it open-style and uses an adhesion barrier, it can greatly reduce adhesions. (Adhesions are my issue so I try to offer a little info on this to try and be helpful.) So many on this board have had successful colectomies, you should really consider it. After awhile the small intestine slows down as it "realizes" you are no longer using your colon and the BM's (I would think) would become fewer. We're all thinking of you. Good Luck. Rosemary

esoR
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   Posted 10/31/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
smarty, how are you doing, I'm worried about you. Rosemary
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