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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/19/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
hi, im new to this so forgive me if i mess up here. i happened upon this site trying to find out about stiz markers. this is an awesome place. i have been suffering with constipation for almost 18 yrs. Im going to be 55 yrs old next month. im currently under a colorectal surgeon's care. he is doing a complete study on me. GI suggested removal of sigmoid colon. surgeon wants to find out what's wrong but he did indicate that i can be treated and that surgery is a possibility.
I have had defography, anal mame. and am going thru the stiz markers now. i am on day 3. ive not had a bm since sunday. according to the xray i have 23 left. the report says "progressing" whatever that means. i have been diagnosed w pelvic floor dysfunction. biofeedback did not work for me. i think i just want relief. does anyone know if there is a surgical procedure for pelvic floor dysfunction? from everything ive read if i were to diagnose myself i would say i have colonic inertia. it seems like i can relate to everyone of you. i'm so grateful for this information.

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 8/21/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry I don't have an answer for your, but I am bumping this to the top in hopes someone can help!

Welcome to the forum!

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 470
   Posted 8/21/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi and welcome,

There are quite a few people on the Total Colectomy post that have pelvic floor dys. You may want to go on there and post.  I know they will be more than happy to talk with you about it.

I wish you the best with the rest of your tests; Hope to see you on the Total Colectomy site,


spleen/appendix/gall bladder-removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/bunion & 2 neuroma surgeries/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08/ c difficile
Am now down from 17 meds a day to 8 and VERY healthy:)
There's always hope and things will get better :)

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/22/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks OHI076.

Judy - I have to say from reading the posts on Total Colectomy, I don't know if I'm ready for that yet. Since your surgery has the bloating left or is it about the same?
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