I have a real problem that started this past Friday, I was at work, sitting at my desk and all of a sudden my pants felt funny. I went to the bathroom and found a small amount of fecal matter in my underwear. This happened at least 8 times on Friday. Since Friday, I have had this problem 10-12 times a day, even at night while I am sleeping. I am not sneezing, passing gas, coughing etc. I have had problems with constipation though as I take Avinza.
Surgery was July last year, fused from L4-L3, but I am also fused from S1-L4 all different surgeries.
I also found out, from reading my Drs. notes that I do have a psudeomenigcele (sp) 8 cm long head to to, 1.5 inches wide. The surgeon has never mentioned this to me, but did tell me that I had fluid on my spine from the surgery, because they move muscle and remove bone and the fluid takes its place until I heal. That is a crock. Anyway, I have pain in my butt cheeks, hip pain that feels like I am being stabbed, and stumble alot.
I went to my regular Dr. yesterday, he told me to keep my appointment with my PM today.
How do I get this Dr. to fix my pain, and this bowel issue. He won't acknowledge the spinal fluid on my spine and his notes state he nicked the dura mater. I think he is afraid of a lawsuit.
I have lost three days of work, I am temping and would really like to be hired by this company.
What do you think?
Last edited by Hosta Lover; 08-13-2008 at 08:13 AM.
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I have had simlilar episodes and battle constipation from the pain killers I have to take.
Please tell your doctor ( I called my GP-not the spine doc) EXACTLY what is going on. This could be serious and yes I would keep documentation on everything in case you have to confront the spine surgeon with what you find.
In the meantime-I have to use thin pads everyday(sorry if TMI!) just incase.
CHeck out the bowel disorder boards here-they can help too.