Mysterious Painful Constipation
>> NOTE: I have now posted this in Bowel Disorders
Hello... I have a question, that hopefully someone with a similar experience can lend some help to.
I have never been constipated before in my life.. until recently when it (severely) came out of nowhere. Symptoms include (other than not passing stool), huge discomfort at all times, pain when passing, very thin, small amounts of stool when passing if at all and left with a feeling like "it's not all done".
Visited the doctor.. Did platelets, thyroid, x-ray, ultrasound, etc. All that was confirmed was an unusually large amount of stool in large intestine. He concluded that it's "nothing serious"... Doctor recommended visiting him again in 3 weeks if things didn't get better... although the problem has persisted already for 3 weeks and I am beginning to worry--nevermind getting really sick of this. I feel that it is serious, since it is not going away and worsening.
The stimulant Senokot seems to work well but I am worried about become dependant on it (going on week 3 now). Without it.. nothing seems to happen. My diet has always been good--I don't eat junk food and I do get enough fibre--although I am also taking additional now (metamucil).
Any advice for me?
Thanks in advance! Really appreciate it.
edit: oops I may have posted this in the wrong section.. can admins move it to Bowel Disorders perhaps? Sorry for the trouble.
Last edited by cwax; 02-11-2007 at 08:47 AM.