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Hello, is your stool hard?
Difficult to say as I have been taking movicol for about 5years and until recently senna(2No per day) that I stopped about a month ago and increased the movicol to 6 sachets per day-sometimes it is the consistancy of mud other times it seems like hard lumps in a liquid-as I said I have been diagnosed with neuropathy(autonomic)that previous doctors believe has gone through/into my digestive system???-thus creating mixed or wrong nerve signals
have you had a colonoscopy?
Why did you stop senna?
I was advised to by 2No consultants as they both thought it was creating futher problems and a dependancy and that Movicol on its own at a higher lever ie 6No sachets per day is a better/safer option-unfortunately nobody has been able to solve the pains on/around my rectum that as I said are frequently very severe-at present I'm taking 2No Tramadol,3600 gabapentin plus recently a 5mg morphine patch a day this latter can be increased although I am advised it will acentuate the bowl/constipation problems-I realy am at my wits end as it has gone on for so long-I have got other health issues that my be contributary
Did they do a biopsy when they did the colonoscopy?
Yes -and had more since and I was found to have prostrate cancer for which I have had treatment that appears to have been successful-also I have sleep aponea and have had a heart by pass(nearly 6years ago)-it wasn't that successful-during my time in hospital for this I contracted MRSA also it was at that time the severe constipation started with the rectal pains approx 5-6 months later.as you will realise I am diabetic hence the neuropathy-I also have an anurism that is at about 2.5 to 3mm they won't operate until it reaches 5mm-I have arthhritis and persistant bronchial and sinus problems
Sorry to hear that. What question would you like me to answer?
As per the very start- why am I suffering from rectal pains and continual constipation & bowel pains-what is it ?-I mentioned the other problems in case they have a bearing
After everything you have told me I think your problems are from the neuropathy you have that is from diabetes
This is it-I'm not confident with this analysis-its what I've been told several times but also that nobody/no doctor has come across it in the rectal area as is the case with me-and it does seem to be linked to the continual constipation viz:- its worse when the constipation is worse- also I have been taking gabapentin and/or pentagablin for over three years with no appreciable effect-which if it is neuropathy why has there been hardly any relief ???-I'm convinced something has been missed
Thanks for the reply-are there some typing errors? viz:-I don't understand sentence No3 - if it correlates with the "neuropathy?" did you mean something else and sentence No7 "doubt ?" again was this meant to be something else.
One final point that I should have mentioned previously is that I do already suffer from severe bloating and severe wind and my stools are very soft sometimes liquid presumably from the Movicol.