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Health related issue Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
8th Dec '12

I am getting more and more concerned. The females in my family have a long history of colon health problems without a diagnosis that I am aware of.



My grandmother has had to have colostomy and cannot eat any type of seed, lettuce, etc. My mother recently had surgery due to what I was told as holes in her colon.



I have always known my problems would be coming, so I take fiber supplements. I know I should take a probiotic but that's not my question.



So since entering adult hood, I have had issues about every month or two where my body seems to purge itself. I have painful cramps in my intestines along with diarrhea. The past couple of years, it's more like once a month.



NOW it occurs at least once a month, sometimes twice, and it is so uncomfortable and painful. It usually only lasts a day but I am now on day two of horrible cramping pain and diarrhea.



I plan to visit a doctor for a colonoscopy soon but what can I expect? Has anyone had these symptoms with a diagnosis? I am just kind of wondering what disorder this could be, and google is of no help.

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
8th Dec '12

Have you ever been checked for ulcerative colitis? You sound exactly like my friend but she was diagnosed at 5 :shock:

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Bettinas:" Have you ever been checked for ulcerative colitis? You sound exactly like my friend but she was diagnosed at 5 :shock:"

No I haven't. My parents weren't big on doctors or proper health care. One time I stepped on a nail and it was stuck in my foot and they didn't even take me to the hospital.



Is it genetic?

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122730 posts
8th Dec '12

My son does something similar but then a few times a month he is extremely constipated. He was diagnosed with IBS. I'm not sure if you have the constipation either though.




I know once a month during my period I cant seem to stop going but with your family history it is likely not that.



I'm not sure what a colonoscopy all entails but I wish you the best. Hopefully someone knows more than I do.

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
8th Dec '12

I'm not sure. But that being said, she isn't in touch with her biological father so she wouldn't know if it's from his side or not :?

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Bettinas:" I'm not sure. But that being said, she isn't in touch with her biological father so she wouldn't know if it's from his side or not :?"

I'm not in touch with my mother so I can't find out what her diagnosis was.

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" My son does something similar but then a few times a month he is extremely constipated. He was diagnosed ... [snip!] ... not that. I'm not sure what a colonoscopy all entails but I wish you the best. Hopefully someone knows more than I do. "


Yeah, period shits suck :lol:



I just know based on my family that it's only going to get worse as I get older. They didn't take care of the problems early. I'm hoping to avoid surgeries like they had.

Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18313 posts
8th Dec '12

My sister and I have the same problems. IBS. :(

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122730 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" Yeah, period shits suck :lol: I just know based on my family that it's only going to get worse as I ... [snip!] ... going to get worse as I get older. They didn't take care of the problems early. I'm hoping to avoid surgeries like they had."


I hope so too. <3 Keep us updated. Like I said, i wish I could be a bigger help.

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" My sister and I have the same problems. IBS. :("


Can it be treated with medication? Or is it something that you just kinda work around?

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" I hope so too. <3 Keep us updated. Like I said, i wish I could be a bigger help."


Thank you :)

Bonnie Beaver♥ Due April 8; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18313 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" Can it be treated with medication? Or is it something that you just kinda work around?"


They can give you medicine to relieve the symptoms but you just have to learn what makes it act up and not eat/drink those things

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" They can give you medicine to relieve the symptoms but you just have to learn what makes it act up and not eat/drink those things"

Ugh. I'm sure my coffee last night didn't help :?

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
8th Dec '12

Sounds like IBS! Boo!

lynnsaymarie Due July 2; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 3801 posts
8th Dec '12

Not sure if this was mentioned but if you get a colonoscopy, ask if they can put you under for it. I've never personally had one but I hear they're painful. Don't let that discourage you though. I would definitely recommend getting it done given your family history.