I have been experiencing a rectal prolapse that happens when I pass a stool for about 2 years. I can push it back in each time and it doesn’t seem to be getting worse. Since this has been happening I also have trouble urinating if passing stool at same time. I saw a colorectal surgeon about 8 months ago who performed a Rigid Sigmoidoscopy and told me I have some “unhappy haemorrhoids”. He said he could offer the banding procedure but this may take several goes and may not work. He also said that it probably won’t help with the prolapse. As for the urination problem he said I would need to see a urologist.. I asked questions like “Could the banding procedure worsen the prolapse?” And he said “indeterminable” “If I do nothing will things get worse?” – “Indeterminable”. So I now feel like I should not do anything about it as the condition appears not to be getting worse and the banding may not just be a waist of time and discomfort but might make it worse? What should I do?? It cost me $300 to see the specialist and I really can’t afford a second opinion. I am waiting for my turn in a public hospital to have the banding procedure performed so I am looking for some advice before they call with my appointment. Thanks for any words of wisdom..
I have constant constipation, I am 80 yr and have always been regular and have gone several times a day. I had prostate ca, currently under control, have been on many medications for over 20 yrs. I do eat a lot of fruit and cereal, balanced meals. I came down with shingles the last part of April and have been on all the shingles meds and I am still on the steroids. I take laxatives and use Fleet enema when it gets so bad, but even that has stopped working. I have talked to family dr and get no results. CA doctor said to take Miralax and it did nothing. I have taken Metamucil, milk and black strap molasses.
I need to know what I can do to get some relief. I walk every night around my 2 acres 3 laps to get my exercise. I have been eating a lot of fruit.
Medications: synthroid 175 mg,isosord 15 mg,crestor 20 mg,lupron shot every 3 mo.steroids 10mg
Hey, I’m a 20 year old college student who has been struggling with a weird stomach condition for two years. I wake up in the morning with a dry taste in my mouth and my stomach making embarrassing noises. I have went to the doctors numerous times and been prescribed medications such as pepsin for acid reflux, but they don’t work a single bit. After I eat my breakfast in the morning, I feel bloated and my stomach starts to make weird noises again. If I sit down my stomach feels compacted and again makes embarrassing noises. This has forced me to take only online college courses. After I use the restroom, my stomach feels completely empty and makes irritating sounds. It’s as if my stomach hasn’t digested any nutrients from the food I eat! I’ve tried many digestive enzymes as well and they’ve not helped the situation. This stomach condition is starting to effect my personal life, as I avoid hanging around people because of the stomach noises and sour taste in my mouth. I’ve seen so many doctors and they’ve completely overlooked the aspects of digestion and assigned me acid reflux medications. I honestly have felt hopeless with this medical condition. I would be more than grateful to receive medical suggestions about this condition I have. Thank you.
I have this tender “bubble” on my anus, is this something I should get checked out? I have some digestive issues so this kind of worries me. It is sore to the touch, I don’t know what it could be. I wanted to check with you guys before I booked a doctors appointment but I imagine that’s what I should do. To my knowledge it has only appeared in the last couple of day
General Information: Digestive issues
On the night of 9th May, I was busy doing work. I felt like vomiting, but I thought that it was because of the fatigue. I ordered a pasta from outside. I ate a little bit and after 20 minutes, I started vomiting. The vomiting occurred 9 times till the morning, waking up every hour or so to vomit. On the 8th time, the vomiting had blood coming out too. I vomited once more after that but no blood came out. I went to GP, the doctor who gave me a medicine called “Cyclizine”, which was so strong. She also asked me to suck ice cubes. Since that day till this moment, I get nausea every day. I do not vomit, but the feeling of nausea is strong, which makes me feel that I want to vomit. I do hear some noise in my stomach when its moving and I keep on bleaching burping a lot. When I burp, I feel like there is something at the top of my stomach that goes up and makes me burp. I do not feel comfortable at all and when I sleep if I sleep on left side, I feel not bad, but if I sleep on right side, it feels worse. I did take from chemist counter something called “Pepto-Bismol” and tried “Gaviscon”, but did not get better. This is now has been happening for around 5 weeks. Any advice for this nausea?
Just for your note, I am a 21 years old male.
Medications: Now: Pepto-Bismol for the nausea, but did not work
General Information: This is the first time that this happens to me. Please note that due to Ramadan, I have been fasting since 14t/15th May. The fasting is expected to end tomorrow or day after.
what happens when you lose sensation to have bowel movement i did because for two month i was fore my self to pass what can they do fix the problem sometime think i did same to anal if i surgery can that fix problem with out for a bag because i am idot for do this ty
Medications: high blood pill sugar dietbeett
I’ve had chronic diarrhea for two years since I had hip replacement, started right after I stopped the pain meds. Also took alot of Advil etc before surgery from so much pain. I’ve had C-Diff test, parisite test, colona guard . I’ve done the brat diet, fodmap diet, no grains, no dairy, stopped nascort, stopped benadryl, I take only levothyroxine 100MCG, Colon probio. I really believe I need to heal my colon
Every time I pass a stool I have a sharp knife – like pain on the right side of my anus and then for a few hours after it is a gnawing almost unbearable pain. I get this exact condition every 1 – 2 months and symptoms last about a week, any idea of how I can fix this or what it could be ?
Medications: Birth Control
Hello, when I go to the washroom there is blood when passing stools in the toilet bowl. Just wondering what it can be. I have no pain whatsoever.
I have mostly on the right side pelvic pain though sometimes I feel it on the left. This pain started since I put in Mirena IUD( about 1 year ago) and comes and goes on and off. For few days i have been feeling also burning and tingling pain in lower part of the stomach ( both sides). I have recently ( 1 month ago) had pervic MRI that showed herniated disk at L4/L5 ( lowest part). Recently I have also experienced constipation problems and saw gastroenterologist for it who did segmentation ( she saw 25cm of my colon but said it looked normal). I also had endoscopy done about 6 month ago and was diagnosed with stomach hernia and acid problem for which I am taking anti-acid medication. I also been experience need to urinate urges but have been diagnosed with over active bladder few years back so its ongoing problem that comes and goes. What bothers me the most now is burning sensation in my lower part of the stomach. Can you please tell me what can it be.
I have been having lower left pelvic pain that radiates to my groin, down my upper front thigh, hip and to lower back. It gets severe after my period ends and sometimes around ovulation and can last for days. I had a Plain CT scan without contrast last June in the ER when I first had this severe pain. It came back normal. I am worried maybe it missed something ( like diverticulosis and or diverticulitis. I was wondering if a 3T MRI without contrast would be able to diagnose and or rule out diverticula and diverticulitis? I cannot tolerate the contrasts or dyes as I get nasty adverse reactions to them.
General Information: I have seen sevreal doctor’s and keep getting bounced around. This issues started last June. I keep having episodes. I was told it may be gynelogical. I consulted with a gynecologist who specializes inn gyne issues and he said he could do a laprsocopy to explore. I want to be sure this lower left pain is Not being caused by something else like Diverticulosis / diverticulitis before going under the knife. I am super sensitive to chemicals in general and get nasty reactions. I have read that 3T MRI has higher resolution and can diagnose issues without the use of the dyes and contrasts. Is this true?? Would a 3T MRI be able to see diverticula and diverticulitis?
I have had frequent bowel movements. 4 within the first hour of waking up.Two were normal and two or looser not watery. No other symptoms but experiencing a great deal of anxiety lately. Happened three times last week and then stopped and again this morning
General Information: Not yet! Need to schedule colonoscopy but unsure if this is an immediate concern
Can shingles affect the gastro intestinal tract? Since a bout of shingles in Dec. 2017, I have experienced lack of hunger, queasy stomach and sometimes stomach pain when ingesting food. When food has been taken, bowels become erratic and sometimes with spontaneous movements. Movements sometimes occur two or three times a day tho little food is eaten. Sometimes bowels appear to contain micous. Movements occur with little or no normal indicators such as stomach growling or gas passing. Occurences sometimes by just standin from a sitting position with no prior need to excrete felt before standing.