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Health related issue Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
Dec 8th '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 Due August 14; 2 kids; Australia 2223 posts
Dec 8th '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
Dec 8th '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?

Bettinas Due August 14; 2 kids; Australia 2223 posts
Dec 8th '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
Dec 8th '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
Dec 8th '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♥ 3 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18325 posts
Dec 8th '12

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

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
Dec 8th '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
Dec 8th '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♥ 3 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18325 posts
Dec 8th '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
Dec 8th '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; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42508 posts
Dec 8th '12

Sounds like IBS! Boo!

Needingabreak 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Somewhere, Bg, United States 12127 posts
Dec 8th '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.

Bettinas Due August 14; 2 kids; Australia 2223 posts
Dec 8th '12

I hope for your sake it's IBS. Colitis is a b***h to have! She's been trying to sort out a surgery to remove the damaged parts but she just had a baby and needs to recover from the c-section first. It's been acting up horribly lately so she hasn't had the greatest recovery already :(

The Tsukuno family 1 child; Beachwood, Ohio 596 posts
Dec 8th '12

I would ask about being gluten free, I have two friends who have celiac disease, one is in her late fifties an was just diagnosed with it. The other is a kid an has had it his whole life.



Idk if that helps.



Guess I should say they have your symptoms. Doesn't hurt to ask. :)