My daughter has been suffering for over a week now. First a bit of background - she has had chronic constipation since birth and has had to take something for the constipation every day of her life - sometimes several times a day.
A little over a week ago, she began having burning diarrhea and was up all night with it every 10 minutes. This went on for several days, but instead of it being every 10 minutes, sometimes she could wait 30 minutes. Then she started having lots of rectal bleeding.
I took her to her regular M.D., because her GI doc was on vacation. She gave her a prescription for intestinal cramping (which didn't do much good at all) and she asked for stool samples which we finally got the results of this morning. Everything was negative - no problems. We weren't able to get enough stool for the C diff test because the doc had also told her to take an Imodium.
Last Thursday night the pain was so bad we went to the ER - they did blood test but refused to do a CAT scan because they said it wasn't necessary (even though her regular doc on call told us to go to the ER to get a CAT scan). They said it was viral and that she would feel be perfectly fine by today when her college classes begin.
She is not perfectly fine - all she can do is lie in bed and go to the bathroom. She has frequent urges and pain that seems like she needs to have a BM even if she can't and nothing comes out.
They gave her a script of Hydrocodone at the ER and she could not have made it this long without it. I know it causes constipation, but for the first time in her life, that's least of her worries now.
Does this constant pain and urge to have a bowel movement with sometimes results and sometimes no results sound like IBS?
Also, has anyone here ever been diagnosed with abdominal adhesions? If so, were your symptoms like my daughter's?
Any comments or help would be appreciated. She's going to miss this semester of college, which is disappointing, but right now I just want my daughter to stop being in pain and in this never-ending cycle of BM urges - even when nothing will come out.
Edited by: MPN5621 at: 8/21/2013 (11:41)
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