2-5 motions daily, and they are rarely nice solid movements. I had a colonoscopy which checked out fine years ago after my elium had become inflamed. Medication cured that problem immediately. There were no signs of chrones or anything else.
Thanks Mark for the further information.Your symptoms are suggestive of intestinal motility disorder. One of the commonest is called as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Following investigations may be considered (if not done);1) The complete blood count (CBC); altered in irritable bowel disease (in whom leukocytosis / high WBC count is the more frequent result).2) Protein electrophoresis pattern may show alterations of both albumin and globulins (especially alpha-1 and gamma globulins) in IBS.3) Thyroid function tests; an high thyroid may cause loose and frequent bowel motions.4) A barium meal is a helpful study in the diagnosis of intestinal motility disorders.5) Computed tomography (CT) and nuclear magnetic resonance examinations are also necessary.6) Defecography 7) Scintigraphic study of the small bowel or colonic transit time is currently most preferred investigations for your symptoms. It shows the intestinal progression of the meal.Medications like neostigmine, bethanechol, metoclopramide, cisapride, and loperamide may help you.Please feel free for your follow up questions.
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I have tried Loperamide, initially I had slight relief but it seemed to wear off quick. I feel I need something much stronger. Are any of the others you recommended any stronger and/or over the counter? If so which ones. I feel it is IBS, years ago I was told men do not have it...I think now they say men can get it. Are there any treatments for it? I have not read anything online to believe there is much to do about it.
Yes this can be IBS as we discussed.Following measures collectively may help;1) Fiber supplementation may improve loose motions. Citrucel and FiberCon may produce less flatulence than psyllium compounds (Metamucil).2) Caffeine avoidance may limit exacerbation.3) Lactose and/or fructose should also be limited or avoided.4) Lomotil and the other medications we discussed above. Unfortunately all of these are prescription medications.It is privilege assisting you.Dr. Arun