Lower GI Disorders

i am 33 years old and i am taking care of my mom who has stage 4 thyroid carcinoma..she has hypothyroidism which always caused her to be constipated.. we have a lifelong family remedy of consuming papaya for constipation, it works... however it is not enough... i was looking for products or herbs which could cater not only colon cleansing,but also wound healing and good formation of stool, soft enough to allow easy defecation..i am on my search and i am wiling to share any important detail that i might discover..i would also like to hear from your experience.. thanks

Tom

Problems started around 10 yrs. old with very bad gasteral pains on rare occasions until 19 then was in car accident and 6 months later had exploratory surgery for torn entestine and hernia and removed appendix while they were already in there. Had 2 inches below stomach removed doc said I would be on Rolaids the rest of my life. Things went down hill shortly after that first was very bad acid reflex then visits to the ER. Years later removed gallbladder do to extreme nausea and a few years after that more visits to the ER with serious vomiting, Diarria and very bad stomach pain. I was...

I am a 67 year old female who has suffered digestive problems most of my life. After having acute pancreatitis at 25 caused by gallstones, my gallbladder was removed. Then came more problems.  I am apparently one of the 20  per cent of gallbladder cases left with  excessive bile dump into the intestines causing D.  The D became so severe 5 years ago that I underwent a colonoscopy and was told that I had microscopic colitis.  Then I had another colonoscopy in 2014 and the pathology showed no MC. Now I'm told it is IBS-D.  Maybe this is what you...

I am a 27-year-old female. My problems began ten years ago. When I was 17, I had a bowel obstruction. This seemed to happen out of nowhere, and I don't remember having symptoms prior to this. I had no idea what was happening to me, and assumed that my appendix had burst. It was the worst pain I have ever felt. My mother took me to the ER, and I was admitted to the hospital, where I had to undergo emergency surgery. I was very ill, and placed on a lot of pain medication, so a lot of that hospital stay is a blur. I was in the hospital for about one week- I remember the NG tube being one of...

I have been dealing with "undiagnosed" digestive issues since I was 25. I have spent a majority of my 20's and now the beginning of my 30's suffering and living a life controlled by digestive motility disorders.

It all started with not being able to go to the bathroom for weeks at a time, nausea, noticeable and uncomfortable bloating (look pregnant/clothes not fitting), painful stomach cramping, chest pains and gurgling/trapped air in chest (unable to burp), weight gain, and increased stress and depression levels. It has ruined events and vacations, my attendance at work, my self-...

I am dependant on enemas. Will be 63 soon ,have used them for about 35 yrs. I had developed hemroids, had been ill ,not eating ,when I started eating, I had hard stool and forced some bowel movements. A visiting doctor gave me a bottle of powder ( can't remember the name, but it increases bulk) and I took it. Of course my constipation got worse and my hemroids became horrible , I couldn't leave the house because I couldn't sit properly.I refused to go back to that Dr.or any other, until I could see my reg guy . Decided to use an enema to get some relief , it worked and there was very...

Thank you to everyone who was willing to share their storiy. They gave me the courage to contribute here. I am a 46 year old male and I have suffered from chronic constipation since early childhood and the cause is not mysterious. I was born with a neurogenic bowel and bladder defect so bowel function has never been normal for me. My chlldhood was filled with painful enemas. But what is most depressing for me right now is that I have to regularly disimpact my rectum of hard, dry, stool. It is just that bad and needless to say it does not make me feel very good about myself. I certainly do...

IBS-C started in the summer of 1975 and I was hospitalized for 3 days in which I endured both upper and lower tests, and the doctor attributed the problem to stress; so I stopped driving taxi on the night shift, changed my diet, cut out alcohol, and went back to school.
When I returned to driving taxi in 1982 none of the problems returned until one early--morning in the winter of 2005 I could not get off the toilet, and I started having Diarrhea every morning lasting for at least 8 episodes at least 4 days a week, and I took everything to try and stop the flow, and the only stoppage...

Hello - I had an umbilical hernia repaired at age 5. I remember having constipation issues my entire life, and remember screaming whenever I had a bowel movement. My mother's sister had a twisted intestine at age 22 and died during surgery while having it repaired. I am now 45 and still have major issues which include chronic constipation, bloating, gas, pain, fatigue, depression, and sometimes blood loss. Due to a previous lack of insurance and embarrassment, I have never been treated for these issues. Sometimes laxatives relieve the constipation, but not always. It seems that most...

Deb

Gastroparesis the beginning.
I believe my journey began in 1989 with the first migraine, but I didn't realize it. The first migraine I had was a reaction to Indocin.
I thought, at the time! And it may very well have been!
What you also need to know? Is that I was an avid exerciser, biker, jogger, and really worked at being healthy. Always had sinus and constipation issues but did my best to get around those without slowing down and you would not see me near a doctors office~~ until it interfered with my life!
Which one winter it did with pleurisy... My Dr just...

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