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What is the cure for inflammation in bowels?

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Dr. Grzegorz Stanko

General Surgeon

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Tue, 31 Dec 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Ok this is rarther jumbled up have a inflamed intestine shown on xray I'm waiting for a magic eye test and biopsy although for a couple of years I had urgent bowel movements 9 times per day I have no bleeding and little pain since the xray showing inflamation I have not opened my bowels for three days how can this be given my history of extreme toilet habits and urgency to go how can I go from complete pooing to totally nothing ?I had no enima no laxatives itterly no treatment whatso ever I been opening my bowels on advrage 9 to 20 times per day for 34 months after the birth of my son I had no pain no bleeding nothing but then this weekend I woke with real bad pain at 3am and was rushed into accident emmergency I saw a surgen who did a xray he said my bowels shows inflamation and that I need a camera up my bottom to look at them and also a biopsy and to watch what I eat he discharged me to outpatients that was 3 days ago I'm still awaiting a problem my point is I was opening my bowels 9 to 20 times a day I would poo six time with in the first 2 hours of wakeing up I spent all morrning on and off the loo if I eat food after thirty minutes I'm using the loo I also lost around 25 pounds in the last few months but since wakeing up in the middle of the night with awful pain needing morphin ingections I have not done a poo once I'm confused to how I was going all the time to now nothing what happened with that bad pain before then pooing liquid constantly then massive pain now not pooing at all why is that also if my bowels showed inflamation then why do I need a camera up there to see see what inflamation the drs already know that I have inflamation from xray also the hospital said my blood results was normal surly if there's inflamtion in my bowels it should be showing inflamation in my blood and also they said they was puss cells in my urine yet I didn't have a urine infection ? There's so many unanswered questions that are making no sense whatso ever and are contradicting each other can you please help me figure this out ? Mainly what causes bowel inflamation ? Can it come and go ? Why the urgency and amount of poo for years and now all of a sudden constipation ? Why do I need a biopsy ?? What's that all about surgen gave me buscapan I have NO pain NO bloating NO bleeding only symptoms I have is going to the loo loads but since the day of the pain attack as xray showing inflamation I have not opened my bowels that's like in three days where as I couldn't go three hours with out using the toilet before and this may sound odd I don't have pain but I have a uncomftoble full feeling and my insides feel cold and menthol like , like I have vapour rub on my insides my whole tummy from under my ribs right down to my pubic bone feel very cold inside like menthol like a cold burn its hard to describe even more so after eatting I'm very confused and just want to be normal as seen as this all started since the birth of my second child is there a link ? It was a straight forward pregent no comications easy labour was 3 hours start to finish I had no epidural no pain relief natural labour wasent even that painful baby s healthy 9 pound 8 no stitches and was discharged with in a few hours I'm taking abifily tablets 30 mg per day and have been since the birth of my child I was took chlorpromazine while I was pregnant and was on lithium and olanamzepene before pregnancy my son had no effects from the meds he's bright healthy meeting milestones and advance development I suffer with bipolar affective disorder and I've also taken with in the last two years in bouts tramadol and oral morphine infect able morphine and dihydracodine I have had oxygen treatment also I suffer with trigeminal neuralgia which I must add is worst pain I ever felt and have taken gabapentine and carmazapibe for this although I am currently free of this and not in a attack could all this be related I also vomit a lot in bouts and have bad pains in my legs and extreme fatigue again nobody knows why I also suffer with eczema thank you please help xxx
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 5 days later
Brief Answer: Detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Its a long story you have given here so its gone be hard to answer all your questions. So if you could please point your questions out, it would be much easier to give precise answers. Your symptoms sound like inflammation bowels disease. Most possible is Crohns disease. This is what causes the inflammation. The factor is unknown. This diseases is an autoimmune disease. Due to inflammation process, your bowels gets narrow day by day. And as the bowels is build with muscle, it has an ability to become distended what makes first symptoms unnoticeable(the bowel can adapt to narrow area and work like there is no narrowing). However if the narrowing will reach some point where the intestine can not adapt any more, you get symptoms. Diarrhea can appear as first with occasional stool obstruction, cramping, bloated abdomen. Pain is not necessary (distended bowels does not hurt at all). After diarrhea, when the intestine gets so narrow that it hardly pass anything, constipation appears. To diagnose such inflammatory bowels disease, biopsy is necessary (as the hole thing is visible under the microscope). This will allow to give best treatment. So your next step is colonoscopy. Diarrhea very often gives urinary tract infection so this is why you have pus cells as well. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.
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