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  1. Men's Health Issues
    So I'm a gay bottom and haven't had sex in a year Everytime I use an enema I end up getting diarrhea like the water comes out dark n smelly...also I feel like the water gets stuck ...any advice?
  2. General Discussion
    Hi, I'm currently dealing with debilitating ibs. The worst symptom for me is the gut pain. It's generally located right under my ribs and radiates around to my sides (especially the left). If I do t have pain, I have severe discomfort/bloating. I'm never comfortable and feel as though I'm...
  3. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi all, Apologies in advance for the depth of detail here...I'm desperate I just had a lateral internal sphincteronomy two weeks ago. Initially after the surgery, I had diarrhea for three days or so, so I did not start taking stool softners until about 4-5 days post op. It seems the pain meds...
  4. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, I'm looking for help here as I'm in between gastroenterologists at the moment and I'm wondering if anyoneeee out there has had a similar problem. I've had ibs for years but managed it fairly well until I was on morphine for about three months for non related pain. I developed "narcotic...
  5. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I'm having pain in my lower left stomach and back. It really flared up five days post-op from gallbladder removal surgery (laparoscopic). Also had my kidneys looked at. Left kidney is only functioning at 30% but this should not be the cause of my pain. Now I'm having gas and bloating. Been in...
  6. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, My Dr recently diagnosed me with ibs, caused by stress because of the on going constipation issues I've been having. I recently did a salt water enema and I felt a thousand times better. I was having regular bm's size and color, the cramping and bloating was gone, and I felt like myself...
  7. General Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have had IBS since 2003. It started out as IBS-C but then switched to IBS-D in 2014 when I had 4 colon hydrotherapy sessions and was undergoing treatments for candida with a naturopath for about 2 years. I have tried many things like others here over those many years...
  8. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hello I have a lazy colon and i need to do a water enema in order to produce a bowel movement. My MD has ordered a PCR stool test for parasites. How do i get the sample? I can have a bowel movement with a water enema or senna+stool softener (sometimes) How do i do this? thanks
  9. General Discussion
    I am a college student and I've just been diagnosed with IBS-C. And I need HELP. Background Had stomach surgery a few years ago for a perforated stomach lining- a surgery that resulted in various problems with my digestive system. I've had bathroom troubles, food troubles, and body-image...
  10. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi. Today has been pretty crap. I was fine until I tried to go this morning and strained and strained with very little result. That happened about 4 more times despite 3 sachets of movicol and some prunes, plenty of water and exercise. In the past when I got constipation there was always a...
  11. General Discussion
    Hello, My Name is Jacob. I'm 15 and have had IBS for a little under 2 years. My symptoms are sever constipation, (not quite as bad anymore) bloating, never having the urge to go, hard/dry stools, having to push to get anything out. I wasn't told these symptoms are abnormal to the majority of...
  12. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    After dealing with nearly two years of constant constipation... ....about 6 months ago, I began experimenting with Fleet Enemas - particularly in the morning. WHAT a relief! They turned an hour long toilet "fight" into a quick 15 minute poo. But now I have a problem: Despite emptying my...
  13. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi all. I am new to the forum. I have what I assume is IBS. I have tried everything to control the cramps, bloating, pain and constipation. I have just been prescribed mini enemas. I have used a few but I am finding they are not clearing me out completely. It's like there is a stubborn blockage...
  14. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    After not being able for over a year to go no #2 without an enema, I've had a colonoscopy today. Yesterday, I took the laxative solution to flush out everything - it didn't work (that's right - after 4 liters of laxative, still no BM), so I've had five enemas in the evening before the procedure...
  15. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, if you're using a lot of these (http://www.amazon.com/Fleet-Liquid-Glycerin-Suppositories-Count/dp/B002ZG8H84/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431256838&sr=8-1&keywords=glycerin+fleet) then you can save money. Buy one of these big bottles of vegetable glycerin (e.g...
  16. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hello everyone I've been reading this forum for awhile and I've decided to sign up. I'm really desperate. I'm 25 years old. About six years ago, I've been diagnosed with IBS-A. Over time, constipation got worse. At first, I was using laxatives. However, for about a year and a half I'm having...
  17. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Your Probably thinking, 'What on earth is this post about?' from the title and I have to say a giggled writing it... The truth is I have a dream at least once a month about having a difficult bowel movement and waking up in the morning thinking did that really happen or not? LOL! I'm on...
  18. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I've had IBS-D and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since I was a teenager and survived decades of suffering. I'm generally so tired that I can barely survive work much less a personal life. I recently started giving myself sea salt enemas and my fatigue disappeared and my IBS symptoms seriously...
  19. Your Story
    I want to share my story about constipation. In my younger years I suffered for years being constipated. Twenty or Thirty Days could go by before I would have a bowel movement. When I was 25 years old, I ended up in the emergency room with impacted bowels. After that I had tests taken. I...
  20. Welcome!
    Hello all! I'm JD. By way of introduction, I am an older guy who is medically incontinent for bowel due to a serious accident which damaged my pelvic nerves, causing me to lose much sphincter control and most of my ability to sense the presence of stool in the rectum or an approaching BM. I...
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