I have always had a pain ranging from moderate to severe in my ascending colon. I have had a thyroid test, a stool test and blood tests to rule out a gluten allergy. I take the reccommended dosage of calcium and vitamin D each day. Could this be the problem? My next step is a colonoscopy. I am a 46 year old female in excellent physical condition.
Hi, I too suffer from constipation and diarreah for a while now. But most of my pain has always been in the lower left side and when the pain last year got so bad I was admitted into the hospital and to cut a long story short, after being on IV pain medications in the hospital for several days and I was still rolling about because it was still hurting a fair bit. They finally took me to the operating room to have a look at where I was pointing all the time, but nothing showed on the xray or CT scan to give any clues as to why I was feeling the way I did. So they opened me up a little and they found on the intestine where you have these fatty pockets, some of them were twisted. Normally when this happens they just fall of without much fuss, and I knew what I was feeling hurt that bad that I would agree to be opened up. It turned out this was called Epipoic Appendagitis it sounds like the appendix but that is on the right side, and this was on the left side. It is`a rare thing to happen but I just thought this might of interested you.But don't be afraid of having a Colonoscopy because I have had 3 now and your asleep and in not much discomfort if any when you come around after your sleep. So good luck with everything
Hi there are several medical reasons why this could be happening to you. Sometimes a person has a seed in a little pouch in your bowel. It used to be a big deal with surgery, now it's nothing-a minor thing. The colonoscopy is okay. I had one the 15th of Oct. You just need a driver to get you safely home. It doesn't take long at all. Just follow the preparation directions-for several days before-don't eat or drink anything that's red, purple-whatever. Drink lots of water, etc. Don't take any vitamin suppliments, calcium, etc. a few days before. I was having some diarrhea when I began my prep. Afterwards I passed air, as they pump air into your rear, so they can see what's going on with you. Since you might be having some of your diarrhea get some baby wipes for when you need to run to the toilet. I actually recommend this to anybody that's prepping. They give you a list of complications to watch out for, but they do that for everything. I'm 69-and I've never met a person that had a complication from a colonoscopy. I do wish that I had remembered to get the baby wipes for my rear- You'll be okay. tell us what they find out-
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