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Old 08-18-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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Just want some thoughts. For awhile now I have been having an issue with pooping. When I go it's hard for the stuff to come out, and when it does it's always in diarreah form. When I go I have a constant feeling that there is some blockage or something, though there's never been any pain. Today I went to see a dr and she did a cursory rectal exam with her finger but said she recommends I get a colonoscopy. Thing is as I told her, isn't there like some kind of clear tube thing they can stick up there and then use some flashlight to check around and she said they don't do anything like that. Not to be perverse but I have certainly seen the likes of it on porn sites lol.

Just seems as if there can be a medium between a full blown colonoscopy and and someone doing a cursory exam with their finger, ie sticking a clear tube up your bum and using a light to check. I even pulled up a video on YT showing a dr using a proctoscope and she said they don't do that. Is that normal? I don't want a colonoscopy at just 32.
Blockages can be moved by enema. Give yourself one or two or more if you are really bunged up until you can't excrete anything anymore except the water you are pushing in.

Start a healthier routine by eating fibrous cereal plus making sure you drink about 2 liters of water or light fluids per day at regular intervals. 3/4 cup bran flakes or shreddies with fruit topping and a cup of milk does this quite well. Eat before bed or in the morning. Your colon will return to health. A regular healthy colon ideally moves waste after each meal.

 
Old 08-18-2018, 08:31 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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This. One day someone's going to take her advice and end up dead...
Well, right now this thread is at 24:1 for the colonoscopy.

If the responses in this thread were going to be the game-changer for the OP; I’d say that it’s a landslide. If it wasn’t for a dissenting opinion, many posters wouldn’t have been motivated to post their anecdotal yet compelling histories.

Of course, if responses in any open forum were going to be the game-changer at all; then that’s on the OP. Personally, I feel like the OP was hoping that someone would validate the possibility of his “mini-scopy” idea, in which case; nobody has done that.
 
Old 08-18-2018, 09:16 PM
 
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Just want some thoughts. For awhile now I have been having an issue with pooping. When I go it's hard for the stuff to come out, and when it does it's always in diarreah form. When I go I have a constant feeling that there is some blockage or something, though there's never been any pain. Today I went to see a dr and she did a cursory rectal exam with her finger but said she recommends I get a colonoscopy. Thing is as I told her, isn't there like some kind of clear tube thing they can stick up there and then use some flashlight to check around and she said they don't do anything like that. Not to be perverse but I have certainly seen the likes of it on porn sites lol.

Just seems as if there can be a medium between a full blown colonoscopy and and someone doing a cursory exam with their finger, ie sticking a clear tube up your bum and using a light to check. I even pulled up a video on YT showing a dr using a proctoscope and she said they don't do that. Is that normal? I don't want a colonoscopy at just 32.
Sounds like IBS... Also, they can do microscopic biopsies with colonoscopy, which will help identify/ eliminate Crohns, and other serious conditions.

Yes, it is a hassle, but would be worth doing. If it is IBS, it is actually decently manageable.
 
Old 08-18-2018, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Well, right now this thread is at 24:1 for the colonoscopy.

If the responses in this thread were going to be the game-changer for the OP; I’d say that it’s a landslide. If it wasn’t for a dissenting opinion, many posters wouldn’t have been motivated to post their anecdotal yet compelling histories.

Of course, if responses in any open forum were going to be the game-changer at all; then that’s on the OP. Personally, I feel like the OP was hoping that someone would validate the possibility of his “mini-scopy” idea, in which case; nobody has done that.

Until he sees a gastroenterologist he will not know whether all he needs is sigmoidoscopy (the “mini-scopy”) or the full colonoscopy.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-pro...t/pac-20394189

I think all of us agree he needs the GI consult.
 
Old 08-19-2018, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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So "Dr" Jamin

Thus far on this thread you have diagnosed the OP with IBS and Constipation...

You have recommended the OP ignore the advice of the "actual" medical provider (the one with the degree that actually examined the patient) to have a colonoscopy..

You have suggested the OP look into another test, Cologuard, which ONLY tests for colon cancer even though its unlikely that is what the MD is concerned about...

You accuse others of "cancer thinking" even though, again, you just recommended the OP ask about a test that is ONLY for colon cancer screening...

You have also glowingly praised colonic therapy while demonizing colonoscopy....there is a reason enemas are rarely performed in medicine anymore...

"And colon cleansing can sometimes be harmful. In fact, coffee enemas sometimes used in colon cleansing have been linked to several deaths. Colon cleansing can also cause less serious side effects, such as cramping, bloating, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

Other potential concerns with colon cleansing include:

Dehydration
A tear in the rectum (perforation)
Infection
A change in your electrolyte balance, which can be dangerous if you have kidney or heart disease or other health problems"
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-l...g/faq-20058435

Gee, sounds like the OP should sign up for a colon cleanse right away doesn't it???

There is a reason why so many here are angered by your posts...

You routinely give "advice" that is dangerous, unscientific, unproven and unrelated to the issue at hand....

Perfect and very well written response. I tried to rep you, but it's too soon since my last rep to you.

To the OP - PLEASE follow the instructions from your doctor and have a colonoscopy, or at least go see and consult with a GI specialist.
 
Old 08-19-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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The OP had received some good feedback and some bad comments. Thread closed.
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