Share Facebook


03-25-2016, 07:19 PM   #1
DanaBanana
Senior Member
 
DanaBanana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: British Columbia

My Support Groups:
Rectal prolapse

I'm concerned my rectum is on the verge of prolapse. It's been a growing concern as I go through bouts of diarrheah and constipation and sometimes both at once. I'm on daily restoralax since Wednesday. I went to the ER with severe abdominal pain and no bm since Sunday after 3 days of diarrheah. It's like my bowels quit. I was suffering and worried about a possible blockage. Ct showed no blockage but a significant back up so gi specialist was called and told to take the restoralax for some days every morning to get things moving. Anyhow, now that it's moving, I'm still struggling to get it out because my rectum feels so inflamed and like it's pushing out. Sigh. Just don't know how "normal" this is. I will call my specialist on Tuesday, since everything is closed till then. But thought I'd reach out to you all for advice. Thanks so much.
03-25-2016, 07:36 PM   #2
my little penguin
Forum Monitor
 
Join Date: Apr 2012

My Support Groups:
Ds has reoccurring rectal prolapse since age 7 as part of his crohns

We were told to keep stool the consistency of pudding so no effort would be needed
He was on miralax daily
It wasn't until he got on remicade that the rectal prolapse got slightly better
Every time his sigmoid and rectum is inflamed it comes back

Good luck
__________________
DS - -Crohn's -Stelara
03-26-2016, 04:23 PM   #3
DanaBanana
Senior Member
 
DanaBanana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: British Columbia

My Support Groups:
Ds has reoccurring rectal prolapse since age 7 as part of his crohns

We were told to keep stool the consistency of pudding so no effort would be needed
He was on miralax daily
It wasn't until he got on remicade that the rectal prolapse got slightly better
Every time his sigmoid and rectum is inflamed it comes back

Good luck
Thank you! The laxative is definitely doing the job of pudding consistency... I never imagined needing to talk about my poop this way or the much. Lol sigh
03-31-2016, 11:35 AM   #4
DanaBanana
Senior Member
 
DanaBanana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: British Columbia

My Support Groups:
Just a small update...my gi specialist office called saying that my Dr wants to see me asap so they moved my April appt to this Friday. Hmmm so, it seems we are on the same page as I tried calling the office both Tuesday and Wednesday and couldn't get through, every time I got a busy signal. so I called my family Dr and made an appt to see him on Friday while continuing to call the specialist office hoping to get through. Never did and suddenly by coincidence, they called me. I imagine the oncall gi dr that treated me in the ER last week spoke with my gi dr...or my gi dr decided something based on the report he would have received from my ER stay plus the Ct results. Anyhow, it was a little alarming initially because these appts are rarely moved. I'm grateful he takes such interest in my case as it always feels he's a step ahead of me.
So, while I'm still concerned about this mild prolapse, after some research I'm quite sure it's not serious but will be asking my specialist about it. The Restoralax is helping keep my stool soft though I still find it difficult to empty because any pushing has to be gentle and slow. It's frustrating because the diarrheah while terrible on its own, at least empties my bowel. Anything more solid feels difficult. Yesterday was a diarrheah day thanks to some solid food I ate. Ugh. Today is back to pudding lol
03-31-2016, 11:46 AM   #5
my little penguin
Forum Monitor
 
Join Date: Apr 2012

My Support Groups:
Glad you got the appt
Prolapse without crohns inflammation heals in about 10 days
With inflammation took Ds months to years
It was always there then suddenly it's ok
But comes back with rectal inflammation flares
Reply

Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:25 PM.
Copyright 2006-2017 Crohnsforum.com