Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:15 PM
yes, i have heard the same about surgery and how it can cause more problems--and the scar tissue problems, too, worry me. plus i might have to have an ileo (a bag) because i have outlet problems--pfd, a rectocele and a vaginal prolapse. and i definitely do not want rectocele and/or prolapse surgery with all that horrid mesh!it's good your mother works in the GI lab--i imagine that's helpful in getting information....hopefully..although i don't think "moderately redundant--see ya" is helpful at all. quite dismissive, actually. that doc should have given you some advice as to how to deal with it, especially since it's causing you problems! yes, thanks i do plan on asking questions about the colonoscopy. i'm not sure i'll be in any condition to ask (or remember) much about it after the procedure but i'll ask plenty at the follow up--which won't be till january or so. have you had a chance to ask your doc if the colonoscopy showed any kinks or anything like that in the sigmoid area? anything that would shed some light on your situation?i have read that there are sphincters within the colon, at the junctures between the different parts--ascending, descending, transverse and sigmoid. i know i'm probably not quite explaining this properly, though. but they're there.hope the donnatol helps! i take librax--another antispasmodic--but yes, you're right---these meds do have a side effect of more constipation so i try to limit myself to only taking it when my pain is especially severe. but thankfully it does help with the pain.good luck--let's hope tomorrow is a better day--- i'm always telling myself that.