Colonic pseudo obstruction

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Avatar f tn She was having severe constipation and was found to have colonic pseudo obstruction. In August she had a total colectomy with an anastomosis between the small intestine and rectum. Since then she is still having severe abdominal pain, nausea, and even some constipation. We have found ourselves making many doctor's office visits, ER trips, and hospital admissions but no one has an answer for the pain.
Avatar f tn She was having severe constipation and was found to have colonic pseudo obstruction. In August she had a total colectomy with an anastomosis between the small intestine and rectum. Since then she is still having severe abdominal pain, nausea, and even some constipation. We have found ourselves making many doctor's office visits, ER trips, and hospital admissions but no one has an answer for the pain.
Avatar n tn , senna, castor oil, and certain herbs), hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism(by raising the calcium levels in the blood), intestinal pseudo-obstruction, colon inertia(nerves and/or muscles of the colon do not work normally) ,irritable bowel syndrome and pelvic floor dysfunction(the muscles of the lower pelvis that surround the rectum (the pelvic floor muscles) do not work normally). Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.
Avatar f tn Colonic diverticulosis, and there is a bowel loop medial to the cecum which has.a slightly thickened wall. This is probably the terminal ileum and is incompletely distended. Also a few mildly prominent mesenteric lymph nodes. And atelectasis in the right lung. Could.this mean cancer?
Avatar n tn Not sure why you think you have colonic inertia because your doctor had a hard time performing a colonoscopy. Colonic inertia is extremely rare and indicates that the muscles of the colon do not function. It has nothing to do with the shape of the colon. You also do not develop this as a complication of surgery. I have colonic inertia and had my colon removed because of this 6 days ago. I am sitting in my hospital room as we speak.
Avatar n tn looking for children or parents of pseudo obstruction my son has this terrible diease he was diagnosed when he was 2 years old he is now 17 he has good and bad days somedays i just break down cuz i can not make it go away looking to help anyone who needs it and also give myself some support emotional this is very draining to your soul we have be dealing with this for almost 18 years i have alot of information that might help plesae contact me at ***@**** This discussion is related to <a h
Avatar n tn , adding more fiber to the diet just creates more stool that needs to be moved through the colon, which someone with a motility disorder has trouble doing. I have conditions (gastroparesis, chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and colonic inertia) that cause me to not be able to tolerate any fiber and I am also tube-fed due to these conditions. I also have a rectocele too, which I assume is what you mean by "recticel".
Avatar n tn I have found a wealth of information about gluten sensitivity on the enterolab.com site. If it is a fecal bowel obstruction a good colonic practitioner can do wonders for you.
Avatar m tn Hello all, I have previously posted about constipation and bowel problems and have been to see my specialist, and am wondering if anyone has suffered with similar circumstances and if they can help me with any advice. I'm a 30yr old Male, have had numerous obstruction operations and gangerine peritinitis ages 2. I hAve had numerous tests in the last 4 months: HERE is my diagnosis. Colonic Inertia (Large Bowel) Slow transit also in my small Bowel. pelvic floor dysfunction.
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 Hello, I have a Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) since the beginning of my life and when I was a kid the doctors discovered that my colon was a source of infection so they removed it except for a small part (something like 10cm from my rectum) but I was wondering that since I never used my rectum and always had a stomy how can I have sexual relationship with my anus/rectum because every time I try to insert something inside I can feel my anus squeeze quite hard.
Avatar f tn Hello, Two possibilities are there. Sometimes too much water is absorbed by the large intestine, leaving a very hard and dry stool that can't be passed without straining.Secondly, any type of colonic motility disorder or spasticity can cause a decrease in motility, resulting in huge,solid stools.
Avatar n tn Hello, The constipation that you are having is not at all symptomatic of bowel obstruction.Most likely it is due to percocet(oxycodone) that you are taking.Had it been due to bowel obstruction then you would not have passed any gas. Constipation is the most common and important side effect of percocet.Pls shift to some other pain killer and stop percocet. Increase the fiber amount and fluids in your diet. The best natural sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Avatar m tn It can be a rare cause of gastric pseudo obstruction if left untreated. You should continue with your medications and sleep at an elevated position. For more queries and assistance it is best to consult your doctor and get your doubts clarified. Do keep me posted. Best luck and regards!
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!
649966 tn?1226660062 , senna, castor oil, and certain herbs), hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism(by raising the calcium levels in the blood), intestinal pseudo-obstruction, Hirschsprung's disease, Chagas disease,colon inertia(nerves and/or muscles of the colon do not work normally) and pelvic floor dysfunction(the muscles of the lower pelvis that surround the rectum (the pelvic floor muscles) do not work normally). Moreover,abdominal aortic aneurysm(AAA)has to be ruled out. .
Avatar n tn Focal area of bowel wall thickening in the ascending colon (series 2 image 50) could be physiologic, although colonic neoplasm cannot be excluded from this appearance. This finding was not present on the previous exam. A mildly enlarged and several mildly prominent mesenteric lymph nodes are noted in the right lower quadrant, which have increased slightly in size since the previous exam. For example, the largest mesenteric lymph node in the right lower quadrant (series 3 image 27) measures 1.
Avatar m tn Some of the tests that they will have you take are these ...a colonoscopy - where they look inside to see if there is an obstruction. A colonic transit study (a.k.a. a sitz marker test) where you swallow these tiny pellets and your then x-rayed. Then every day for a week you go back and get x-rayed again so that they can see how slow or how fast your colon is moving things through. Also, a defacting proctogram.
Avatar f tn , senna, castor oil, and certain herbs), hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism(by raising the calcium levels in the blood), intestinal pseudo-obstruction,irritable bowel syndrome, adhesions,colon inertia,mucosa associated lymphoid tissue,porphyria and stomach or upper GI malignancy. Constipation is an important cause of hair loss.Once it is treated,hair loss will also be treated. Increase the fiber amount in your diet. The best natural sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Avatar m tn Large amount of proximal colonic stool with moderate colonic stool distally to this. No fecal impaction or bowel obstruction.
Avatar m tn Thank you for that. I may try taking a dosage of Dulcolax before bedtime tonight and see how that helps me. Earlier this afternoon, I had a cup of coffee and it did help (usually does the trick for me) but the pressure is back again. This is my only small doubt about it being constipation. Is it possible to have a successful BM while still being constipated? I've been drinking water throughout the day today as well. And @Touchet, I have not had any prior abdomen surgeries.
Avatar n tn My husband, an ALS patient for approximately 9 years, has had several bouts with pseudo-obstructions. The first in 1999, next in 2005, and six since April of this year (four from April to June, one each in Nov. and Dec.) The presentation is virtually identical. He goes to bed feeling "full" with some abdominal distention. During the night it progresses to discomfort (no pain upon palpation) and by morning he is experiencing nausea and vertigo.
Avatar m tn Hello, Constipation can be caused by the slow passage of digesting food through any part of the intestine. More than 95% of the time, however, the slowing occurs in the colon. Other causes are suppression of the urge to defecate,diet low in fiber, over-use of stimulant laxatives (e.g.