Re: Need advice today
From: Poutinen, Jay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri Jun 16 12:53:39 2000
Since you're so afraid of the barium enema, have you asked your doctor about
doing a colonoscopy instead? Sounds like the large amount of laxatives is
causing additional cramping. Have you tried a Fleet enema? Problems in
your lower GI tract causes problems in the upper GI tract also.
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Subject: Need advice today
I am getting really concerned, so I reschedule the barium enema for next
Friday, I have to get the courage to get this test behind me.
But the last three days I have taken akot of laxatives, and none of them
are moving the bowels, I had 3 tablespoons the fist night of milk of
magnesia, and it did nothing, so the second night I took 4 senekot, and
two colace trying to not take so many senekot, it cramps me up so bad.
Still no BM.
I told me husband I have to get them to move so last night I took 5
senekot and 2 colace. I thought it was going to work earlier, but the
pain was so hard it doubled me over, and it kept getting harder on my
left side, I told my husband last night if this don,t work I will drive
myself to ER. It feels like it is there, but I cannot get it out, and
senekot always gave me a comfortable movement, usually did not hurt.
What would you do? I am not sick, and no fever, but could it be a sign
of partial blockage. The pain is worse too, I worry I had another
family member die from obstruction last august, and he was told he had a
blockage in the bowel, and he needed to see a general surgeon, and he
put it off. one day he took his pill and that total;y obstructed his
bowel. Gangrene set in and pertinitis, and 2 operations, he died the
next day. This happened to my mother, they said her bowel died and
operated 3 days in a row, gangrene set in and she did not make it. These
drs of mine need to understabd why I am touvhy with this situation.