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Bonus Mom
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/6/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I have gastroparesis (slow motility of the stomach) and "C". I had the Sitz Marker test which showed 15/24 markers present after a week. I was recently prescribed Amitiza, 8 mcg2 x's daily, and Miralax.  Started the combo on Monday and still no results.  Anyway, what further tests might be conducted before an "official" diagnosis of a colon dysfunction is made?  At what point are ostomies recommended?
Thank you for your input.

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 8/6/2008 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
hi bonus mom, welcome to the forum, you will find lots of help and advice here, but i have to say everyone is different, it took me 3-4 weeks for all markers to leave, but i have had this since birth, i had my large colon removed last year, si it does not necasarily mean an ostomy. Maybe a colectomy, or part of the sigmoid removed, but only your surgeon will know what needs to be done. They will probably exhaust all possibilites before considering surgery as it is major. Huge op, and for me at least a long recovery. But hopefully they will come up with a solution for you without surgery and if you are get an op everyone here will guide you through, take care
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole

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