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Ovaries/Uterus/Colon The whole area...

Ok well I'm 22, and this problem has been going on for 2 years now and I've been getting the run around from 3 different docs and the problems just seem to be getting worse and I'm just wondering if anyone else has been through anything like this... I've been tested for cancer of all sorts-negative, stds-negative, apparently cyst all over my uterus and ovaries that for some reason or another that havent been removed, endo that they havent started treatment for,... I barely have any bowel movments any more.. no lie when I do I do bleed but it seems to be no big deal that I bleed out my butt lol, or that when I walk I get these spasms back there from my colon. so when I sit I have to pick a side to sit down on, also when my body does decide to have a bowel movement I have to position myself on the toliet just right or the spasms from my colon shoot me off the toliet and its just a big mess. I've had numours colonoscopys but they said they found nothing but hemroids, probably from me straining. When its that time of the month the spasms are worse, the bleeding is uncontrolable, like you would not belive. About 2 weeks ago I woke up about 430 in the morning with very very sharp pains made it to the bathroom, felt like I had to go, and felt my heart slow down, all of a sudden I started to sweat I got very cold and got up to go get my fiance and just felt very dizzy, I sat back down and 10 min later tried to get up again, I guess I didnt make it because about 5 am I woke up on the living room floor, guess I passed out trying to make it to our room I had thrown up all over the place and I had pooped all over myself, my heart still felt very very slow, I yelled for him but he did hear me so I called my mom and she called the house and woke him up and he came out and called the ambulance. We got to the hospital they then sent me home after two hours told me I would be fine, theres nothing they could do for me. I have no clue what is going on with my body, I know that there is probably no body who is going through the same thing out there, and I cant seem to find a doc who knows whats going on with me and my fear is I'm not going to be able to have kids or recover from this, but if anyone can help me with this, or know what could possibly be going on or might have a clue please give me a clue!! that would be great!! thanks!!
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Glossary > Spastic Colon

Spastic Colon
Spastic Colon (also known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, and sometimes improperly termed spastic colitis) is a devastating and incurable condition that afflicts up to 20% of the world's population.



Spastic Colon - What Is It?
Spastic colon is the single most common chronic health disorder in America, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, affecting more people than asthma, diabetes, and depression combined.

  
Spastic Colon is a physical - not psychological - disorder that affects mainly the bowel, or colon, which is also called the large intestine. The bowel is the part of the digestive system that makes and stores stool. Spastic Colon is characterized by lower abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation (or alternating diarrhea/constipation), gas, bloating, and nausea. There is no cure for Spastic Colon, but there are many very effective ways of controlling and even eliminating Spastic Colon symptoms.

Spastic Colon is not a disease. It's a functional disorder, which means that the bowel simply does not work as it should. Spastic Colon is characterized as a brain-gut dysfunction.

Spastic Colon Symptoms - What Are They?
It's important to verify that your symptoms match those of Spastic Colon before you accept this diagnosis. As noted, Spastic Colon is characterized by continuous or recurrent lower abdominal pain or cramping (from mild to excruciating) in association with altered bowel motility (diarrhea, constipation, or both). Attacks may strike suddenly at any time of day or night, and may occasionally - though not typically - wake you from a sound sleep. Gas and bloating are common, but vomiting isn't, though it can occur due to nausea from the pain. Upper GI symptoms are not a typical part of the syndrome. For women, attacks are often associated with menstruation. Passing blood, running a fever, swollen extremities, and joint pain are not symptoms of Spastic Colon, and point to other disorders. Spastic Colon is diagnosed in part by the use of the official diagnostic criteria known as the Rome II Guidelines.

What Diseases Need to Be Ruled Out For a Spastic Colon Diagnosis?
In essence, the diagnosis of Spastic Colon is a process of exclusion. There is no medical test available that will be positive for Spastic Colon; instead, your doctor will test you for all other illnesses that can mimic Spastic Colon, and if those tests are negative, and if your symptoms fit the Rome II Guidelines, you'll then be diagnosed with Spastic Colon. In particular, it's important that the following diseases are excluded before you accept a diagnosis of Spastic Colon:

Colon cancer
Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis)
Bowel obstructions
Diverticulosis / Diverticulitis
Gallstones
Food allergies
Celiac (a genetic, autoimmune disorder resulting in gluten intolerance)
Bacterial infections
Intestinal parasites
Endometriosis
Ovarian cancer

What Tests Does a Diagnosis of Spastic Colon Require?
As a rule, all possible physical, structural, and infectious abnormalities of the GI tract need to be unquestionably eliminated before you agree to a Spastic Colon diagnosis. This requires a physical examination, preferably by a board-certified gastroenterologist, and may include the following studies:

Complete blood count, sedimentation rate, and chemistries
Stool for ova, parasites, and blood
Urinalysis
Liver function tests
Rectal exam
Abdominal x-rays
Colonoscopy
For women, a gynecological exam including CA-125 blood test for ovarian cancer

Other diagnostic studies should be minimal and will depend on the symptom subtype. For example, in patients with diarrhea-predominant symptoms, a small bowel radiograph or lactose/dextrose H2 breath test. For patients with pain as the predominant symptom, a plain abdominal radiograph during an acute episode to exclude bowel obstruction and other abdominal pathology. For patients with indigestion, nausea, and bloating, an abdominal ultrasound to rule out gallstones. For patients with any numbness in association with constipation, Multiple Sclerosis should be excluded. For older patients (age 50 and above), pancreatic cancer may need to be excluded.

In general, the specific medical tests needed to rule out disorders other than Spastic Colon will depend upon your age, health history, family health background, and specific symptoms.

Points to Remember about a Spastic Colon
* Spastic Colon is a functional disorder in which the bowel doesn't work as it should.

* Spastic Colon can cause cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation.

* Spastic Colon does not damage the bowel.

* Spastic Colon cannot be self-diagnosed.

* A doctor should diagnose Spastic Colon based on your symptoms and the elimination of other possible diseases through various medical tests.

* Stress and foods (particularly fats, insoluble fibers, and GI irritants) can trigger symptoms, but the underlying pathology of Spastic Colon is caused by a brain-gut dysfunction.

Once you have a firm Spastic Colon diagnosis, take heart. While there is no cure yet, there are many ways to successfully manage - and prevent - all Spastic Colon symptoms. You can control your Spastic Colon, not vice versa.

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hi i am 19 20 in a few weeks and i have had the same thing for the first time about 2 days ago and i can honestly say its one of the worse feelings ever. i have had alot of gynae problems since i was 15/16 starting with heavy painful periods then pain during sex and weight loss, and things have just got worse as iv got older.
During last two months things have got dramatically worse iv been on my period 5 times within last 2 months heavy painful bleeding ect then the other day woke up in morining with severe cramping and heavy bleeding,went the toilet around 4 times but each time tried to go toilet was sik and felt really dizzy and fainted last time i went. the only thing i have had that is similar to this was  SEVERE pain across my womb cramping after sex,i started sweating really badly and bleeding, got up to go the toilet nearly blacked out and was sick. i have no idea whats going on bcos things have got really bad last few months. i have been on medication for ibs with no results so i dont think it is related to irratible bowel syndrome. i am currently waiting for my appointment with my gynea just been refered back to hospital will keep you updated with any information regarding these weird attacks x
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Hey there, ok first of all I had a tumor between my Uterus and Colon removed in 2005. My dr told me there is an upside down shaped horse shoe area there that houses a ton of nerves. (right where my tumor was) therefor I had sharp pains randomly and especially after intercourse. I described them as lightening bolts. They were horrible... that was my first symptom thats when they started looking for something. I had had cysts burst on my ovaries before that sent me to the hospital so that is what I thought it was. They couldnt find the tumor unless they used a pelvic ultrasound also. But they found it and removed it and all was well.
However, the "lightening bolts" started back up again and were even worse after I had my daughter in 2008. They then informed me that from the cysts bursting (which happens to every woman they just usually arent big enough to feel) I had developed scar tissue, as well as where the tumor was. They also cannot find scar tissue on an ultrasound. SO now when I have to go #2, or am on my period (using a tampon) I do get very bad pains. So it could be from your scar tissue and nerves.
As far as the passing out stuff I didnt think the two were related until I read these comments...
I had an "allergic reaction" about a year and a half ago, this is how it started... I all of the sudden had really bad pain in my stomach and had to go, It was BAD diahria, then as I am sitting there It feels like all the blood rushes to my head and gets stuck there. My face turns beat red. My pulse jumps up and I feel like I can feel my heart beating in my whole body. I get really light headed. then my hands, head, and feet start to itch, then I break out in hives all over my body.
The reason I know exactly what order this is in is because it has happened FIVE times in the last year and a half. The first time I went to the ER and they told me it was an allergic reaction and the only way I could find out what it was from was to go get allergy tested. so the last four times it has happened I did what the docs did and pump myself full of Benedryl and go lay down. I have prevented the hives part the last few times by taking the Benedryl quickly.
I dont know if they have anything to do with each other but I am due for a PAP soon so I will def ask.
As far as the other stuff you may wanna ask for a pelvic ultrasound, or ask if there is anything they can do to look for scar tissue. I know it can be removed so that may help.
Best of luck hope this helped.
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Leaky gut syndrome could be involved. There are alternative medicine treatments for this that have been discussed in the alternative medicine literature. Read the Cayce readings. Also read a book about leaky gut syndrome by someone named Pagano. Also, talk to your doctor about a product called Fibrovan for the tumors and ask the doctors opinion. There is more info about it at http://www.fibrovan.com. Also talk to doctor about not eating acid foods that might tend to lead to ulcerated colon. Talk to doctor about drinking 8 cups of water a day, avoiding bread and other things that the alternative medicine literature discusses. A holistic medical doctor (MD) could be helpful also. Good luck.
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