I have suffered with bowel problems for years. 9 years ago I got diagnosed with an under active thyroid and started taking lethrothyroxine which made my bowels work better for a few years.
3 years ago I had such horrific tummy pain I got rushed to hospital and an X Ray confirmed I had volvolus (my bowel had folded over itself due to severe constipation) I was given a truck load of laxatives and kept in hospital for a few days. Over the next 2 years things got worse and I was in hospital every 6 to 8 weeks for a week at a time on Iv fluids, morphine and an NG tube. I had every test and scan going and was finally diagnosed with slow transit constipation which means the nerves and muscles in my bowel don't work properly. My bowel was very long, loose and floppy due to years of severe constipation. Finally last year after being rushed back in I had a 5 hour operation to remove 1/3 of my large bowel. I was in hospital for 2 weeks but have not been back in since. I am now gluten, dairy and soya free and take 2 laxido drinks a day. I had to push so much to get the Drs to listen me even though I was in severe pain. Does anyone else on her have slow transit constipation? I had to have a shape study test to diagnose it. Also has anyone else had some of their large bowel removed due to poor function?