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Old 02-21-2008, 11:23 AM   #1
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Doctors. Need help.

Well i have had this/these issues for at least 8 or 9 years now. I have chronic constipation that I can sometimes relieve using different fruit and psyllium husk. I know that I'm getting more than enough water, fruits, and veggies. I tried eliminatiing all foods one at a time to see if a certain one was the culprit and nothing seemed to make a difference. I did notice that nuts seemed to make the matter worse. I believe that this chronic constipation is the reason I have hemorrhoids . I have lots and lots of blood about 90% of the time during a bowl movement. Sometimes to the point that I have to hold a tissue on my anus from the commode to the shower just to avoid getting blood all over the floor. I cant even think about wiping as it will just lead to more bleeding and pain. I saw a doctor who specialized in colon issues and had a colonoscopy done which all checked out fine. HE TOLD ME TO JUST PUT A TISSUE BACK THERE UNTIL IT STOPPED BLEEDING!!! I just got back from a gastrointestinal doctor and he said that everything looks fine and to take miralax 3x a day which i tried already but will give anothe try. He also prescribed some butt cream to relieve pain and suggested 3 warm baths a day. These are anly going to treat the symptons... not the cause. I believe that I have both external and internal hemorrhoids with the internal being the more serious bleeders. I recently discovered that I can push them back in while in the shower which relieves the pain but this is not how someone should have to live. I was at yoga with my girlfriend last week and i started bleeding so much that I got my yoga mat wet with blood. Thank god it was dark in there and I could sneak out without anyone seeing me. So anyone with some good advice out there is what I'm looking for. Maybe a doctor who will understand my issues or is this something I will just have to live with??? BTW I live in the Phoenix AZ area for anyone who can recommend a real doctor.

Thanks in advance.
SF

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Old 02-21-2008, 12:41 PM   #2
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Red face Re: Doctors. Need help.

Holy Smokes!!! What kind of Doc are you going to?

I would recommend that you go to a Colon and Rectal Specialist (someone who has completed a Fellowship in this specialty). If this is not possible, I would at least go to another G.I. Doc. In Metro Detroit, we have a monthly area magazine that also once a year puts out a TOP DOC Issue-you might have something like this???

Request to whomever you go to "LISTEN TO ME!" Tell them you NEED a Colonoscopy or a CT Scan. This is not NORMAL and I can't believe that this Doc wouldn't try to rule out anything more serious. Speak up and take charge of your own health-you bark @ the moon until someone listens.

I'm sooooo sorry you have to deal with such yokels

Jen

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Old 02-22-2008, 07:51 PM   #3
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Re: Doctors. Need help.

I know that there is currently successful research underway for children with NIDS here in Australia which is chronic constipation in children. they are using Interferential therapy to stimulate the nerves to make the bowel spasm ...


Perhaps it would be worth mentioning this research to your Gastro doctor and they could contact the researchers here in australia.

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