Constipated for 7 weeks and at my wits end
I am a 28 year old woman who suddenly out of the blue became constipated. I have never suffered constipation before and have not recently changed my diet, lifestyle or taken medication that may cause this.
Around eight weeks ago i noticed my bowel movement had changed to animal droppings so after seeking advice from friends i tried senokot and prunes. Nothing much happened apart from constant lower left abdominal pain and lower back pain. Then i stopped having bowel movements completely.
So i went to the doctors who in the beginning gave me Laxido, told me i would only need a few sachets and sent me on my way.
When that didnt work he kept increasing the dose till i was on 8 sachets a day. That is when the sickness started and i just couldnt keep the sachets down. I had really bad trapped wind pains and couldnt pass wind apart from burping and this horrible pain in my chest. I had a blood test and everything came back fine.
Since then i have been back and forth to the doctors, whilst he tries me for a few days/weeks on this laxative and then that laxative. The whole time i have this constant pain in my left lower abdominal that travels to my left side and back and constant lower back pain.
So far the doctor has tried laxido(up to 8 sachets a day), movical (6-8 sachets a day), micralax micro enemas( 2 a day), fybogel (6 a day), fybogel mebeverine (6 a day) and bisacodyl (advised to take up to 4 a night but the pain is so bad i crawl to the bathroom after 2)
Finally on the 20th Feb the doctor sent me for a xray that confirmed that i had fetal impaction of the colon. The doctor assured me that all pain was from this and the increase in urination and frequency was because my bowel was squashing my bladder.This was when he told me to take six fybogel a day and up to 4 bisacodyl.
Now i am getting to the stage where i cant take the pain anymore, my lower back pain spread to the middle of my back and then i need to wee urgently. I have nearly had two accidents where i nearly didnt make it to the bathroom in time. The lower left abdominal pain is a constant nagging pain that just doesnt seem to go. This becomes unbearable with the bisacodyl as then spreads to my right side lower abdominal as well and i find it really hard to straighten myself up or walk until i have a bowel movement which can last 15-20 minutes.
I just don't know what to do anymore as when i went back to the doctors and told him all of the above he just repeated that the pain in my left side is my colon contracting and that my bowel is squashing my bladder.
I just feel like i am banging my head against a brick wall!!!Report this