Hi everyone! I finally had my defecography after waiting 6 months for my insurance to work things out. I am glad it's finally over, but now I am experiencing terrible pain under my ribcage and in my lower stomach. I can't be sure if this is because of the defecography or not, because I had a similar pain a few nights ago.
I was informed that there would be leakage of the gel that they inserted into my intestines, but no one said anything about pain. I really don't want to check into emergency on a friday night and also they wouldn't take me to the same hospital where it was performed because it's in another county and would be out of their way. I would have to take a cab I guess. But all the doctors and techs are gone for the weekend as well.
My defecography was done differently from others I have read about. It was all done lying down on my back, not on a potty or toilet and after the gel was inserted I had to wait almost half an hour before I was able to expel any of it. Since I was lying down I found it extremely difficult to pass, even though I was told to push down as hard as I could. I haven't had any leakage but I think this is because nothing ever "leaks" out of my rectum, I always have to manually remove it with my fingers, even when it is soft. People here have told me to just wait and it will come down and out, so I tried that, but the stool just sat in my rectum and gave me pain until I manually removed it.
Doesn't it seem strange that they would be able to tell how your intestines and rectum work while you are lying down?? Wouldn't it be more natural to be in a sitting position? I was told by the tech it didn't make a difference but I don't believe that. I can't pee or pooh lying down!!! The pain is coming in waves and when the tech finally told me to press down as hard as I could, I didn't press hard enough, so he said "harder, hard as you can" I could feel my back and my sciatica pop! It's bad enough I have to press so hard every day when I go.
I think I may have an idea of why i'm in pain and i feel a little burning sensation, I noticed on tissue paper after wiping that the gel has perfume in it! I'm allergic to certain perfumes! I guess I'll just have to wait and see until all this gel comes out, but for now I feel like I'm getting kicked in the stomach! If anyone else has experienced this please let me know and what I should do for the pain.
I just wanted to add that along with the pain I also have a constant "urge" to evacuate, but once again have to use my finger and press down for anything to come out! I've done that five times already and I'm tired now. But the urge is still there.