Hi All -
I've spent the better part of the last month or so struggling with some moderate to sometimes severe pain/cramps in the abdomen and associated bloating and distended stomach. I often feel very full, very quickly. Some times the pain is a dull, achy uncomfortable sensation, and other times it is much sharper where I need to sit still. It continually feels as though a good bowel movement would relieve all these symptoms but it hasn't come yet. I didn't really notice until recently that my BMs have lessened a bit and the output also isn't what it was (less gas, less everything).
Last week, I saw my surgeon for a quick checkup and scope and he said all looked great....suggested I give it a few weeks and see how I felt. After feeling awful this weekend, I saw my regular doctor yesterday and went for a sonogram to check the whole area - came back clean. Frustrated, I called my surgeon again, who sent me for a CT scan with/without contrast and initial reports from the scan are that all looks good. While this is good news, I can't help but think what is going on??
I've had the pouch since 2004 and never had to deal with any type of constipation or slowness in transit. My # of BMs hasn't changed, just that they aren't as productive as usual, and I show no other symptoms. Since all testing and scopes were clean - does anyone have any advice?
I read on a previous post regarding constipation or thickening of output or even portions of the intestine slowing down, perhaps I'm experiencing something similar? Maybe a night of stool softener and/or miralax might help?
Thanks in advance!