Since about May of this year, I have had pretty much constant constipation, in the fact that I have had 8 goLytely colon clean outs, many enema's, and one colonoscopy in late July. I am currently taking miralax everyday 2-3 times a day prescribed by my GI, as well as a constipated med called linzess. I literally get backed up every couple of weeks, and I do everything right, excersize, fiber, etc. Whenever I get constipated, the xray usually shows stool clogged at the bottom of the colon. My stools are always thin and ribbon like, but ive had a colonoscopy which looked clear. My GI thinks it may be something called colonic inertia, but I'm not sure. Im desperate. Im only a 20 year old male and I would appreciate any feedback!
Have you tried taking Mineral Oil??? When you get constipated. Have they looked higher up in the intestines i.e. small intestines. Have they looked on the outside of the intestines to see if anything or growth is impinging on it. I assume CAT scans were done. Are you located near any major hospitals to see top GI specialists . Look on the Internet or call the Gastrointestinal dept of major medical universities ( Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, etc... )around the country to see specialist who has done the most research in colonic inertia and make an appointment to see them. They can tell you for sure of the diagnosis and treatment options.
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