38 year old female, BMI 18.5, with endometriosis.
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, kept ovaries 11/03
Summary of my bowel problems & tests:
18 pasted out several times with acute stomach/rectal pain prior to bowel movement. No color in face or lips.
Age 21-37 primarily constipated with bloating. Diarrhea 1st day of period.
Age 30-33 in addition to above severe rectal pain prior/during bowel movement or passing gas, 1st day of period.
Age 35 Positive Fecal Occult Blood Test. Colonoscopy negative, but EXTREMELY painful, the nurse had to hold me down. I was given the maximum medicine possible. I was told that I just had a intolerance to the procedure.
Age 34-present intermittent (associated with period) white with areas of pink, yellow or brown mucus with bowel movements, at times looks like dead fish flesh floating attached to bowel movement. Intermittent brown jelly like stuff with bowel movements. Cramping with bowel movements. On occasion mucus hangs out of my rectum following bowel movement.
Age 37 Barium Enema - Radiologist findings normal. General Surgeon findings - Massively elongated redundant colon with an area of what he thought was volvolus. Referred to GI for second opinion, GI didn't really address volvolus, until I asked, and than bluntly said no.
Age 38 went to a Endo specialist for what I thought was going to be a thorough surgery. Bowel prep was done prior to surgery. Colon was never checked during surgery, no operative notes or anything on video indicated this; despite emphasizing that it was my primary concern.
Cramping, diarrhea day 2-3 post hysterectomy.
Day 7-14 severe pain prior to and during bowel movements.
Week 3-4 things calmed down.
Week 5 the following returned: Bloating, intermittent (associated with cycle) white with areas of pink, yellow or brown mucus with bowel movements, at times looks like dead fish flesh floating attached to bowel movement. Intermittent brown jelly like stuff with bowel movements Cramping with bowel movements.
I really think that my bowel problems are endo related. I'm not ready for more tests at this point. I would like to have a medical opinion. Thank You.