i am new to ll of this and hopefully here I will be able to find some answers! I am 28yrs old and live in NJ. I have been suffering with chronic constipation for more then 20 years of my life, so I suppose you can say for most of my life. I had seen a specialist- colorectal surgeon about 10 years ago when I actually had insurance. At that time I had a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, cat scan, endoscopy, defography, barium enemas, sitz markers....I think you get the point. Needless to say that the tests all came back negative! The only thing that the surgeon was able to see was that I needed a rectocele which he thought would help with the symptoms, but didn't.
I suffer with excessive bloating, nausea, horrific pain, i seem to have skin problems as well. The only times that I seem to go to the bathroom to have BM is during my mentrual cycle. They have given any and all possible medications and therapies to try to reverse the problem and yet nothing! They even tried giving me meds for supposed bacteria but that too failed.
Now, for the past two years I have going to the University Hospital in Newark since I don't have health insurance and had been able to apply for charity care n attend their GI Clinic. They haven't been able to find anything to told me that there was nothing they can do to further assist me! The surgeon tells me that I am not a good candidate and shut me out! They wanted me to do yet again another defography, but to be honest at this point just don't know!
If anyone here knows where I can go to get some possible help keeping in mind that I don't have health insurance, I would greatly appreciate it...PLEASE! My condition is getting worse day by day n no one seems to believe me! HELP
I want to thank for those who have responded and do!