Colonic motility

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5153051 tn?1364441441 I am a 28 year old female who has never been pregnant, but who has had a long battle with constipation. After having some real problems with constipation in early February, I have been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse including a moderately large rectocele and enterocele seen during defecography. The enterocele actually causes the colon/rectum to collapse, obstructing complete defecation.
Avatar m tn I went to hospital 4 months ago (again) and they did SCINTIGRAPHY MOTILITY TESTING and after the 4th day, radioactive isotope was still between Cecum and Transverse colon. RESULT: "Severe Global Colonic Inertia". On the 4th night (after test ended) they did or tried to clean me out w/pulsed irrigation and all kinds of meds w/mineral oil every 4 hours. I did get some ROCK HARD stools and felt better on right side.
Avatar n tn Cramps in relation to bright red rectal bleeding may be suggestive of a partial colonic obstruction and very rarely suggest cancer .The possibilities that may need to be considered include GI motility issues as seen in IBS, infections, inflammatory bowel diseases, growths/ masses etc. You should seek consultation from a gastroenterologist to consider the possibilities mentioned above. Have a fiber rich diet. Once a specific cause is identified, it can be managed accordingly.
773755 tn?1328119777 In animal studies corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) challenge has been associated with decreased upper gastrointestinal motility and increased colonic motility. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between gastrointestinal symptoms and the effect of CRH on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis using a weight-adjusted low-dose dexamethasone test in a group of healthy individuals (n = 157).
Avatar f tn Well as usual I am late in finding the post (almost a week I think) but I wanted to thank you for posting it. I like to go back several pages when I have time because as you know we have sooo much activity that a few days can put your post out of site. I was diagnosed with severe colonic inertia & esophageal motility disorder 10 years ago while in limbo land as we say. I was finally dx with MS 18 months ago and still had no idea that they could be connected!
Avatar f tn I have had extensive tests, including a sitz marker transit (23 were still present on day 6), a defecogram, MRI, motility test, and more. I was diagnosed with slow transit and pelvic floor dysfunction. I tried biofeedback therapy, but it never showed that I have PVD.
Avatar f tn I have had so many tests I can't even count them all. I have had constipation since i can remember. I go about every 5-6 days. I have taken every laxitive they make. Fiber, activia, prune juice. nothing works. I had a motility test. It took 9 days and all the rings weren't out yet. I am 50 years old and my surgeons which i have seen 2 and my family doctor say i have a classic case of colonic inertia. They want to do sugery in August. They will remove 80% of my colon.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with esophageal motility disorder. I've never met anyone else with this problems and I think it would be helpful to discuss it with someone who understands.
Avatar n tn I started seeing a specialist and was diagnosed with gastritis, esophagitis, slight signs of barrets esophagus. After many tests and many medications, I had a colonic motility study done showing that my colon does not move at all. I have been on pretty much every medication possible, but only ducolax seems to work. I also have delayed gastric emptying, and take reglan. I have been on ducolax for a year and Im afraid that it just might stop working. I really dont want to have surgery.
Avatar n tn She has severe neurologic colonic dysfunction. About half of her colon does not function at all neurologically. She has no control at all and never did. We needed to see a motility specialist for a certain test to find the problem. I'm not saying that this is your daughter's issue, just that it sounds a lot like my daughter's. Good luck to you both.
Avatar f tn The other one would leave 6 – 8 inches of my sigmoid colon. Do you know which of these is most often done for colonic inertia? Is one more effective than the other? In addition, the one taking my entire colon would join the small bowel to the rectum at a right angle. The other one would attach the small bowel going straight down into the sigmoid colon. Do you know which of these techniques is best? It seems like going straight down would be but I’m not sure. Thanks much!
Avatar f tn I have suffered with severe constipation for years and in the past year have been diagnosed with every digestive motility disorder there is, reflux disease, dysphasia, esophogial motility disorder, hiatal hernia, poor stomach emptying, slow bowel and colon motility. I have chest pain, trouble swallowing, fullness, bloating, constiaption & food often gets stuck in my digestive track. I am taking nexium and domperidone.
649926 tn?1297657780 Prior to that I had severe endometriosis and a mega-colon resection eventually a hysterectomy. Symptoms continued including severe colonic inertia, esophageal motility disorder, tiny skin blisters in the sun even with sunscreen, chronic low potassium. Doctors ran tests for lupus, MS, etc and only tested positive for sjogren's. Finally sudden loss of feeling in both legs, transverse myelitis. Blood work & spinal not conclusive for anything.
Avatar n tn This is incorrect advice. In most cases of constipation, fiber is helpful. It works by adding bulk to the stool which makes the stool easier to pass. A stimulant laxative works by causing contractions which moves the stool along. After taking stimulant laxatives for a long period of time, the colon then forgets how to contract on its own. Fiber does not work in this way at all. A google search of "fiber myth" will lead you to a bunch of random websites that are not trustworthy.
Avatar n tn I too suffer from chronic constipation and colonic inertia. That is when the muscles do not work. There are several tests to determine if it is a muscle issue. I do disagree with the doctor above, fiber is not the answer to all constipation. My doctor told me that fiber can just make things worse in people that have muscle issues. It just bulks up even more and then you look pregnant. The key to my finding out what was wrong was finding the right gastroenterologist.
Avatar n tn 3 years ago I underwent a partial colectomy for colonic inertia, leaving me with about 5 inches of the sigmoid colon. The surgery and recovery went very well. I have been pretty much constipation free since the surgery having 2 bowel movements a day most days. 3 months ago, I began experiencing constipation on a regular basis again, have had continual problems with acid and bile reflux and severe chest pain that feels like a heart attack.
Avatar f tn Despite high fibre, water, exercise, coffee blah blah blah. Feels like there is no motility in the colon and no muscle tone. I haven't worn a pair of jeans for 7 months as just so bloated all the time.. Doc has now put me on movicol, but need to take 4-5 sachets just to see a bit of action and doesn't do much for the bloating. Right now I'm struggling badly and all I can eat is a virtual liquid/soft mush diet and any action I do see is (sorry to be gross) like ribbons or worms..
1704915 tn?1357601254 I had the nuclear motility study, ano-rectal manaometry, EKG and colonic manometry. The colonic manometry was the most intense pain lying still for 5 hours that I have endured and will never have done again. My gastrocolic reflex is non-existent, but with the IV neo I did have some contractions.
1802488 tn?1315956683 Frustrating really! Anyway I went back to my GI doctor and they finally did other test and diagnosed me with colonic inertia. I have complained about constipations for years but no one seemed to think it was a big deal. They always suggested I eat more fiber and I always said it made things worse. My diet was always healthy I am 5'5 and 125 lbs and I was a runner prior to this debilitating chronic illness that has just put my entire life on hold.
Avatar n tn What will life be like for me if I get this procedure? What are the worst case scenerios for poor results or long term complications from it. Is the ileal pouch to serve as a substitute rectum a good idea. I would like to experience commentary from as many people as possible who have had such surgery and read studies of how people fare in long term follow up. I worry that I could be crippled by long tern consequences of the operation and might wish I had never gone througy with it.
457319 tn?1206227569 It works by decreasing the activity of the myenteric plexus which decreases the motility of the circular and longitudinal smooth muscles of the intestinal wall. This increases the amount of time substances stay in the intestine, allowing for more water to be absorbed out of the fecal matter. Loperamide also decreases colonic mass movements and suppresses the gastrocolic reflex.
Avatar f tn Secondly, any type of colonic motility disorder or spasticity can cause a decrease in motility, resulting in huge,solid stools.
1704915 tn?1357601254 Well I have been officially diagnosed with colonic inertia. The sitz marker xrays show that my stomach and small intestine are working but my large intestine is not.It is slow and sluggish which is causing the constipation and could have been the cause of why my colon has now become tortuous ( long and "loopy"). From the xrays they showed the rings passed through everything then stayed in the large intestine.
Avatar m tn But in college I had sex with many girls for lots of year in continuous. But now I got married and my motility of sperm is low 40% due to which my wife not getting pregnant but while sex there is no problem having good staimina. I am having good physics and long and hard **** too.