Colonic motility disorder

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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 f tn e. inertia of colon (motility disorder) I feel leaving some part of rectum/ colon would be wise coz it will make the surgery easy/ less of fecal soiling problem lateron/ less chances of leak from anastomosis.
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.
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 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 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 m tn There were presence of multiple patchy areas of ulceration seen in the colonic mucosa from rectum to hepatic flexure. The ulcers size ranged from 3 to 7 mm with surrounding erythema. The ascending colon, caecum, IC valve and 10 cm of the terminal ileum were normal. Impression - Infective colitis. The doctor also did biopsy & sent the sample to histopathology department for further analysis. Will get the reports in 4-5 working days. Once I get it, will update.
649926 tn?1297657780 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 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.
Avatar f tn This confirmed a motility disorder. My GI now wants me to begin taking Reglan with the hope that I will be able to tolerate a low enough dose to switch to the Canadian made similiar medication not available in the US. The side of effects of REGLAN are scary and I have currently am taking Lotrel 5/40 for HBP.
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 Hi, Colonic inertia is a condition in which the nerves and/or muscles of the colon do not work normally. As a result, the contents of the colon are not propelled through the colon normally. The cause of colonic inertia is unclear. In some cases, the muscles or nerves of the colon are diseased. Colonic inertia also may be the result of the chronic use of stimulant laxatives .Please consult a neurologist for the review of the EMG results and get a nerve conduction study done .
623083 tn?1295211081 s are talking about doing colon interception, but my question is how can they use a colon that has had surgery and part removal which they are saying it also has a motility disorder so how would that help me in the long run. ?? At this point we have been seen locally, at the University of Oregon, and the National Institute of Health and no doctor knows what is going on, they are all stumped. My health and symptoms are getting worse and worse especially the older I get.
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 Two years ago I was put on omeprazole, had an endoscopy done, and a pH level probe test. Endoscopy came back normal. Omeprazole made me feel dizzy, nauseated, and out of it. Stopped taking it slowly. I learned of low stomach acid and have been taking probiotics & apple cider vinegar pills for two years. Symptoms had 90% been cured! Now my symptoms are flaring up again.
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.
1802488 tn?1315956683 It basically just means you have constipation due to a motility disorder as opposed to problems with your diet, rectum, etc. I would make sure that your colon truly isn't working, before getting a colectomy. I would highly recommend you get a colonic manometry before your surgery. How often do you have bowel movements?
Avatar f tn Secondly, any type of colonic motility disorder or spasticity can cause a decrease in motility, resulting in huge,solid stools.
974371 tn?1424653129 Well, management of GI motility issues would depend on the region of dismotility, its severity and the presence or absence of associated complications etc. and aside dietary modification, may involve the use of medications, pacemaker devices or surgical procedures. It would be best to discuss the situation and the suggested management plan in detail with your treating gastroenterologist if a diagnosis of a motility disorder is made. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
623083 tn?1295211081 No iv fluids were given. I got major motility disorder in the whole gi tract. I have lost 12 lbs since this started and about 5 lbs in a few days. The pain has been bad the last month and is not getting better. Is this concerning?
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 From birth my son has had many health issues such as apnea central and obstructive, delayed gastric emptying motility disorder, re flux with aspiration, feeding intolerance, tongue tie, and developmental delay due to a deficiency of mylein sheath. He has always had issues with swallowing and the suck to swallow ratio causing him to lose control and aspirate. They gave him an NG tube but he was still aspirating, so they gave him an NJ tube and he still had issues with vomiting up formula.