Stuck poop and IBS-M
Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:28 PM
Ive tried Bentyl, Imodium, gas X...nothing helps and at this point Ive nearly lost 10 pounds...not a good thing on my already small frame. its all so upsetting. I will be the first to admit Im a hypochondriac and Im freaking out I have some rare sarcoma or small bowel cancer...or even ovarian cancer! Testing is okay, but not when your someone like me...every test takes what feels like years off my life. Im so afraid they are going to find something or worse, something that turns out to be nothing! I just cant go through it for no good reason.
The feeling of trapped stool higher in the rectum is just awful however I should mention that is goes away as soon as I fall asleep only to start again the next day. Its almost like I can feel the stool loading back there with every bite of food! Its terrible. Also the intestinal issues are just atrocious.
Please, ANY help is appreciated!
Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:13 AM
I have incomplete evacuation sometimes. My Gastroenterologist suggested Glycerin Suppositories. They seem to help.
Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:46 AM
Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:32 AM
I actually have IBS-D but still have incomplete evacuation at times. Even after about of diarrhea.. Go figure. The suppositories don't seem to result in diarrhea, just help getting rid of what is stuck. Of course I'm taking Motofen for diarrhea so sometimes it makes things slow down too much.
Posted 17 September 2020 - 02:05 PM
Posted 17 September 2020 - 05:14 PM
I also have tons of gas. Also lots of gurgling. It's like my intestines are in constant turmoil.
Posted 18 September 2020 - 05:04 AM
Hi @ Cendy99:
I pretty much have the same symptoms , either loose stools and if I am not in the toilet then its gas . And as you mentioned , I'm not sure why , the gas does not smell... or maybe i cannot smell it I don't know.
Probiotics helps with gas reduction .It does not cure you a 100% but it definitely helps. Do try it after you have consulted your GI . It has helped me . Its one of the safest things to try and even if it does no good , it will not do any harm . You will know within 2 weeks if its working for you .
If and when you do try it , do let us know ,so we can post further suggestions if it hasn't worked for you.
Good luck to you !
Posted 09 October 2020 - 08:35 AM
Posted 12 October 2020 - 11:13 AM
In the meantime, my primary has tried me on Elival (which was awful...my resting bear rate dropped to 40 beats per minute and I feel exhausted and nauseous). She then gave me valium and that actually calmed everything down until a few days ago and I started back up with everything in full swing again.
I am now trying another SNRI (Pristiq)...I was gene tested a few years ago and this drug was actually one of the ONLY antidepressants I shouldnt get side effects from. Well see. I took the first pill last night and I feel pretty nauseous today.
I guess the hardest thing for someone like me (with COMPLETE illness phobia) is should I be satisfied with an IBS diagnosis based on my testing? All blood labs, celiac, inflammation, thyroid and a SIBO test. Abdominal X-ray and the colonoscopy from 3 years ago. Everything seems to be normal. I see some people get CT scans/ultrasounds...I will say that I am very fearful of unnecessary testing because Ive pushed for things in the past that find something that turns out to be nothing! The stress that has put on me in the past has been crippling. 2 years ago I had a routine eye exam that should I had a spot on the back of my eye...now I have to go every year to have it measured to make sure its not melanoma! Lordy, Lordy!
I just cant put myself through things for no reason. Would you all be satisfied with this diagnosis based on my aforementioned testing???
I just want this to get better! This month marks 8 months!!!!!! Im done at least 6-7 pounds because of fear of eating something that will upset my stomach and the anxiety of it being something else is killing me!!!
Posted 12 October 2020 - 11:16 AM
Posted 15 December 2020 - 09:23 AM
My condition is very similar to yours. I've been dealing with mushy stool and incomplete evacuation for about 30 years. So you can have these symptoms and not have a major disease, but at the same time there is no explanation. I understand it's very frustrating.
So I just wanted to suggest a solution that has helped me on a daily basis. If I experience a bowel movement that's incomplete, which happens pretty much every day, I give myself a small enema, and usually I get adequate relief and I can go on with my day.
I buy the Fleet enema and empty out the solution. I then microwave distilled water for 17 seconds and fill the bottle with that and use that. I can reuse the same bottle dozens of times, so you don't have to keep buying Fleet enemas, so no major cost involved.
I also take psyllium to bulk up the stool.
I have not experienced any adverse effects from the enema, I've been doing this about six years. If you try this I hope it works for you. Take care.
Posted 10 January 2021 - 10:47 PM
It goes against all the advice I've read regarding IBS-D, but I find a coffee helps with incomplete evacuation. Unfortunately that's only an option early in the day.
Posted 23 February 2021 - 05:21 AM
My point in sharing this. 1- you aren’t alone I feel you. 2- even though my scans and tests were fine a few years ago, I let that deter me from taking my symptoms really seriously and getting help. I really put myself in danger by not advocating for myself. I allowed doctors to put me off a lot and didn’t want to seem like a huge baby. I also blamed myself a lot saying I must just have a shitty diet and can’t regulate my stress. 3- there’s no magic answer but you have to just continue to push for answers even if that means getting second and third opinions. I want to believe all doctors will help me but some care a lot more than others and some are much more knowledgeable than others. Case in point- the urgent care doc who told me I didn’t have appendicitis about 5 days before my appendix ruptured.
I’m hoping to find the right management plan for me and am going to really push my doctors to check every possible box and help me even if I’m annoying them. I’m also seeing another GI specialist for a second opinion to be safe.
I highly recommend really pushing and advocating for yourself with doctors and hope you find some answers too.