What to try next?!
Posted 27 September 2009 - 06:19 AM
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:36 AM
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:10 PM
It is not just mucous in the stool, it is also mucous by it self (mucous excretions). I read about mucous in the stool, but very rare I saw that somebody mentioned about excretions, so I also thought that usually, when you have it, then it should not be IBS, but probably not in my case :(What kind of investigation should I ask my doctor? Because as I said, they already did couple of investigations (I think they excluded colitis, bacterial infestions, also bacterial overgrowth - I took nifuroxazide for that).
There are a lot of things that can cause mucous in the stool and IBS-D is just one of them. Your doctor should rule out ulcerative colitis, bowel obstruction, bacterial infections such as salmonella or yersinia, anal fissure, bacterial overgrowth. etc.
It seems that it is my case. Because I felt even worse than without it. I was needed to go to toilet much more and also I felt really bad pain and urgent feeling with that pain. And also I didn't feel empty after any visiting of the toilet. So as I said I stopped for now, will try to contact my doctor tomorrow, if it will be possible.
(but it does seem to upset the stomach of some people)
Is there any test to check control of releasing or recycling of the bile?It didn't get any constipating effect after taking Questran.
Now they use it for people who can't control the release of bile and/or can't recycle the bile. However there seems to be some people that are unbalanced without surgery to remove the gall bladder or the tail end of the small intestine. And even if your bile is perfectly balanced it will still be constipating for something like 1/3 to 1/2 of the people who take it.
I also got physiotherapy and doctor said that maybe I have a lot of hard stool in my bowel, which can't get out and only small pieces (water) are coming, so my main doctor just perscribed magnesium without any checking.
Not sure why you too magnesium oxide, usually it causes diarrhea, not prevents it.
Thank you for suggestion. I will put these two also in my list and will ask my doctor.
Calcium Carbonate is usually the mineral supplement people around here use to bind things up and firm up the stools (it is known for it's constipating side effect).I don't see a tricyclic antidepressant on your list of things you've tried or things you are thinking about.