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Old 07-03-2016, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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OP do you have 'diverticulitis', that's a possibility for the blockage.
sure do; really really bad, In fact just got off 2 antibiotics due to sever infection. Thanks,
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Old 07-03-2016, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Just curious but what is your diet like that you have a "stool blockage"? or is it your Age?
No one including the specialists seem to think diet is the only cause: I eat a well balanced diet, lots of fruit and veggies daily. I do love my meat but don't eat huge servings and I am not heavy on carbs as a rule: there are exceptions to every rule we all know. I eat very little sugar as I have never been a huge lover of desserts. I could probably drink more water, As for age, who knows? I will soon be 80. I never have a problem with constipation unless I am on meds that can create the problem. Apparently the blockage isn't all that unusual. I know 2 other people who have had the same problem. It is sometimes caused by a kink in the intestine according to my doctor. the doctor really thinks for some reason I just didn't get completely cleaned out last time. That is why he has decided to do 2 days of prep.
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:52 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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After being in North Korea combat in 1952 I had a lot of stomach problems that slowly went southward.

Over many years of suffering and the upper and lower Gi's being repeated and the Diverticulitis added I eventually had a Hemroidectomy done that solved all of the issues listed. The worst headache? was using the toilet for the 1st time after coming home......being in combat was a lot easier.

As one person said in an other thread her Aunt was screaming bloody murder the first time.....have patience, as your time may be coming soon.
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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After being in North Korea combat in 1952 I had a lot of stomach problems that slowly went southward.

Over many years of suffering and the upper and lower Gi's being repeated and the Diverticulitis added I eventually had a Hemroidectomy done that solved all of the issues listed. The worst headache? was using the toilet for the 1st time after coming home......being in combat was a lot easier.

As one person said in an other thread her Aunt was screaming bloody murder the first time.....have patience, as your time may be coming soon.
Steve, first let me thank you for the time you served in Korea. Now as for the rest; well I guess my time will come and I will suffer through whatever. I can think of better ways to spend my time, but either I do as the doctor says or I will just have to find another doctor. I don't want to do that, I like my new choices, just don't like the choices they are making.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:19 PM
 
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wow,,,, the prep should have cleared everything. It's hard to figure out "why" it didn't if used as directed. I know the past ten or twenty years now every time I have this done the doctor has changed the type of prep he wanted me to use. This past year it was much easier of a prep but I don't remember the name of it. However it worked well. lol

maybe it was the myralax prep which was better than the first one I had to do.
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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OP do you have 'diverticulitis', that's a possibility for the blockage.
just had my colonoscopy this morning: everything is good. I did do the 2 day prep, what a pain that was and yes, as expected it is the diverticulitis causing the problem, though doctor was able to complete the test this time. As in the past, I am going back on antibiotics. If it doesn't clear the problem up, he says surgery wil need to be done to remove the infected part.My answer to him: I don't think so!!!! At almost 80 years old, hubby and I have both decided, short of life or death, no more surgeries.
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I did have Diverticulitis many moons ago. Those days I had to drink a gallon of some liquid that cleaned me out the day before the test so they could have a clear view.....did work and I stopped eating the items that caused my problem. Ironic in that the place I had my appointment was delayed because of somebody making a mess in the procedure room.

The upper and lower GI cleaning is essential so over the years new technology has come along to help out.

Same procedure is needed before any major Surgery. They don't want any accidents in the OR.
The latest beliefs from most doctors is; what you eat has no affect on diverticulitis. It used to be believed one should not eat anything with any seeds, even strawberries and absolutely no nuts. Then it was thought too much roughage can cause outbreaks. Now, they say, no truth to it.

If it helped you, great news.

yes, I believe we all know every procedure requires some prepping. I don't really think that is the issue here. We all know, like it or not, cleaning out the GI tract is needed prior to procedures.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:47 PM
 
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just had my colonoscopy this morning: everything is good. I did do the 2 day prep, what a pain that was and yes, as expected it is the diverticulitis causing the problem, though doctor was able to complete the test this time. As in the past, I am going back on antibiotics. If it doesn't clear the problem up, he says surgery wil need to be done to remove the infected part.My answer to him: I don't think so!!!! At almost 80 years old, hubby and I have both decided, short of life or death, no more surgeries.
Glad they were able to complete the procedure and it went well.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Glad they were able to complete the procedure and it went well.
thanks; your glad, not nearly as glad as I am.
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