So, I am having the Sitz Marker study done this week, so I was looking up informtion on the study, so I'd know what to expect. While searching for information on this study, I came across Colonic Intertia, which I had never heard of before. I am curious to what your thoughts are. Do you think I could possibly have colonic intertia? I know the test should answer that for me...but my doctor is not quick with getting back with me.
A year and a half ago I was diagnosed with Urinary Retention and a Neurogenic Bladder (nerves to bladder are no longer working). I was given a neurostimulator to help the bladder receive nerve signals.
For the past 3 months I've been suffering from chronic constipation. Without meds, I don't have bms at all.
I have been tried on 8 meds for the constipation, with not much luck (Miralax, Amitiza, Kristalose, Align, Xinc, Xifaxan, Dulcolax, Magnesium Citrate)
2 months ago, I had a breath test done which as my doctor's letter said "indicates small intestinal bacteria overgrowth SIBO), and a month ago I had a colonoscopy done, which was normal.
The biggest problem I've been having with the constipation is that almost every week, because I am so backed up, I get nauseas constantly and horrible vomiting. One week I vomited 26 times in two days, another week it was 22 times in two days. I am usually 98 lbs, and have lost 14 lbs in less than two weeks, because of the excessive vomiting as well as unable to eat for a couple of days due to horrible nausea (eating causes vomiting).
I have been to the emergency room 3 times in the past 2 months from being dehydrated from all of the vomiting. The last time I was in the ER (a few days ago) I had had a bm that morning. When I had gone to the ER and they did and abdominal XRay, it showed that I was still extremely backed up, even after having a some what "normal" bm.
In the past I also had an abdominal Obstructive Series Xray done, which showed that there are no anatomical abdnormalities in the intestine.
If anyone has any thoughts, I would love to hear what you think.
I have to admit, after all that I've read on colonic inertia... and the whole surgery thing, I've got my fingers crossed that that is not what I have; but as long as my life can somehow return to normal, I am up for anything.
-Constipation (must take mag citrate for any bm to occur)
-Abdominal distention/bloating (sometimes severe enough I look prego)
-Occasional blood in stool (not excessive amount, but not a small amount)
-Weight Loss (14 lbs) I am usually 98 lbs, and have dropped to 84 lbs (excessive weight loss for me)