I spend 6-8 hours a day in the bathroom!!!!

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   Posted 2/18/2010 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
My problems have been going on for about 20 years. I was diagnosed with IBS when my problems started, I used to have gas, constipation, and I was bloated ALL THE TIME, and it always took me a long time to have a bowl movement. Even as a child I remember having to sit on the comode longer then normal to go to the bathroom. When my major problems began I was about 24, about 5 years ago I went to a GREAT Houston Dr. and most of my problems went away with diet, low carbs (or at least the right kind of carbs)! He explainded that my stomach had seizures due to insulin spikes, control the insulin, control the sezures (spasms). The diet improved my stomach problems about 80%!!!
The diet improved my gas, bloating, and the all around BAD STOMACH DAYS! But it did not improve the time it took me to have a bowl movement. I used to have to alot 3 hours a day before I left the house 2 have 3 bowl movements, about 30-45 minutes apart. Now 2 kids later, I'm having 6-8 bowl movements a day and having to alot 6-8 hours before I leave the house. I actually have quite a bit of waste (poop) everyday, probably 1 to 2 quarts, I'm small, and don't eat very much. With so much waste it's no wonder it does not come out all at the same time! I have an appointment with my Dr. in a few days, and wanted to maybe get some feedback to what could be the problem.

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   Posted 2/18/2010 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like pelvic floor dysfunction to me. Many divided moves, a feeling of incomplete evacuation, etc. are the symptoms of that. I am very upset that I spend 3 hours or more trying to have a bm every single day...can't imagine 6 to 8 hours a day. YUCK
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