Posted 1/8/2012 6:37 AM (GMT -7)
Hello.. this is the first time Ive joined a chat thing before.. IBS was the closest topic i could find.. my problem is chronic constipation!!
I'm a 17 year old guy... i had anorexia/bulimia started about 2 years ago.. my anorexia is pretty much better meaning iv gained weight again and stuff just still have trouble eating normally still.. but my main problem now is something else.. ever since i started eating again my digestive system just didn't start up again! its been going on about one year.. iv had CT scans, barium enemas, millions of X-rays, defecographys, anorectal manometry, colonoscopy, in-patient NG tube 'clean-outs', and iv been on laxatives pretty much the whole time and nothing had worked.. a lll my test come back normal so i have no disease,, and nothing is like anatomically wrong i guess.. but my problem is that my stool just does not come on its own!!!!!!!! and its driving me crazy! everyday is just torturous.. i spend hours trying to pass stool and gas because it feels like nothing moves.. tomorrow i have my 5th X-ray of the sitz marker study so I'm looking forward to that result.. my 3rd day X-ray showed that most markers had moved all the way around and were just chilling in my sigmoid/rectum area.. and there were like 5 markers slightly higher up on my descending colon coming down.. since then iv had two bowel movements so i assume the markers in my sigmoid/rectum area came out.. so my guess is that my X-ray tomorrow will show at least 80% of the markers gone.. so AGAIN one more test will come back "normal".. meaning i do not have colonic inertia and my colon moves at a good speed..so i just don't know what else could be wrong if everything comes back normal.. I DO have a 3rd degree sigmoidocele but my surgeon tells me that this should not effect me going to the bathroom... also my colon/rectum is very dilated and distended from all of my constipation.. so could my problem be caused simply by the fact that everything is just very dilated and distended?? its hard to believe because iv been thru so much and i didn't know something that simple could cause so much trouble.. right now i can empty my rectum fine WHEN THERE IS STUFF ACTUALLY THERE and i can feel it finally.. but my pattern now is that i wait and wait and wait until it feels like I'm about to explode and my stomach is just so distended.. then FINALLY i feel there is something there.. and i go to the bathroom and i do indeed push and empty the rectum perfectly. so whats confusing me and my question is, WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE WRONG? why does it get to the point where I'm about to explode before anything come out??