Impacted Bowel

Impacted Bowel

I suffer from IBS and unfortunately so does my 26 year old daughter and my 5 year old grandson.We find that food is the biggest trigger.. I was wondering if anyone has had an impacted bowel caused by the foods you have ate? I have had it twice, both times had to be in hospital for hours filled with laxitives, and finally had to have an impaction done which was the worst thing in the world I have gone through and I have gone through a lot. I take Clear lax every day in my tea and when I need it, in… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

I was diagnosed and treated for colon cancer 18 years ago. A few years ago I was lets just say backed up all the way. I looked nine months pregnant. Felt it too. Went to my gasterologist and found I had severe IBS cAnd d. Changed my diet take probiotics. When I cheat I know it. Its hard to be good to your body.

posted over 1 year ago
A myIBSteam Member said:

I have also eliminated broccoli for my diet and that seems to help me. I have cerebral palsy and I’ve had ibs since and ibs is really common for people that have cerebral palsy

posted almost 2 years ago
A myIBSteam Member said:

I have stoped eating glutin which is in all bread and noodles. Add lots of vegies rice ect. Seems to help me.

posted about 2 years ago
A myIBSteam Member said:

It’s now 6 months since my impacted bowel and sepsis. I’ve learned a lot. Sepsis leaves you with a compromised immune system, similar to a cancer patient. I was sick all winter, one cold after another, two bouts of bronchitis, and am now recovering from a stomach virus, totaling seven illnesses. I’m hoping to see improvement in another six months. They are still monitoring my lungs. Next scan is June. I had to cancel my brain MRI this week. I was too sick. It’s very hard to make plans!

posted 6 months ago
A myIBSteam Member said:

I, too, had an impacted bowel. In November of 2018, I had sharp abdominal pains, like knives in my stomach. It was late at night, and I told my husband to call an ambulance. My situation got very scary. I arrived at the ER with sepsis, and was admitted for a week. They gave me tons of fluids and antibiotics. They also gave me an enema, and that helped. But the antibiotics gave me lots of diarrhea. I’m still not recovered. I found out I had been close to death in the ambulance. They don’t know exactly what caused the sepsis. I think I got a rectal infection or GI infection that caused the sepsis. My GI Dr. is doing an endoscopy this week. I’ve lost 25 lbs. from other illnesses the past three years. My IBS changed from thirty years ago from diarrhea to constipation now. I’m on Sennakot-S, 2 pills every night plus 2T Milk of Magnesia 2-3 times a week. It’s working well. The CT scans showed spots on liver and lungs. Had MRI for liver and the Hemangiomas are benign. Need CT scan next month for lung nodules also found accidentally. I never smoked, but surgeon said 50/50 it’s lung cancer. This has been stressful, but I’m trying to think positive while I wait and pray. All this, three years after a brain tumor/surgery that left me disabled. Thank you for letting me rant!

edited, originally posted 10 months ago
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