MY HUSBAND HAD HIS COLON REMOVED THREE YEARS AGO BECAUSE OF DIVERTICULITS. HE HAS FREQUENT BOWEL MOVEMENTS AND CONSQUENTLY GETS VERY LITTLE SLEEP. HE TALES LEMOTIL AND HAS TRIED METAMUSIL AND OTHER THINGS BUT NONE OF HIS DOCTORS REALLY HAVE OFFERED ANY SOLUTION.IS THERE ANY DOCTOR ANYWHERE THAT IS WORKING WITH THS CONDITION? WE KNOW OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AND THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANYONE WHO CAN HELP. I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE NAME OF A DOCTOR WHO MAY BE ABLE TO HELP OR SUGGESTIONS ON OTHER MEDICATION THAT HS BEEEN SUCCESSFUL. PLEASE HELP! THANKS, CONNIE
A colonoscopy can be considered to look for infection or inflammatory bowel disease. The stool can be sent to evaluate for infection or malabsorption. Blood tests can be evaluted for celiac disease.
If the tests remain negative, antispasmodic agents can be tried to treat of irritable bowel syndrome.
These options can be discussed with your personal physician, or in conjunction with a GI specialist.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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