+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 28 of 28
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,738
    Thanks
    590
    Thanked
    438
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Embarrassing Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    Just a thought in addition to what has already been discussed...how is you pelvic floor? Inability to control wind/bowel motions can sometime be a result of a very weak pelvic floor (bowel incontinence). I had a prolapse after giving birth and had to work long and hard with physio to get my pelvic floor stregthened. Although i never had bowel probs, some of the girls in my post-natal physio class had that embarrassing problem - apparently it is quite common, but many women are too embarrassed to seek help.
    I have never had an issue with my pelvic floor, to the point my doctor has commented if they didn't know better they would never know I was a mum, plus my daughter is now 9 1/2 years old so a prolapse now would be very uncommon.

    Thanks though girls. Definitely scary and wish the stomach pain would go away so I could sleep.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bayside Brisbane
    Posts
    7,027
    Thanks
    1,230
    Thanked
    1,959
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Embarrassing Issue

    I had all the same symptoms as you, and had the same tests etc. and it turned out I had ulcerative colitis. Same as chrones, but restricted to the colon rather than the entire body. I was told that only the symptoms could be treated but the issue would never go away. Well I was medicated for a very short amount of time, and have had no issues since. That was over 8 years ago and I've had 2 babies and another one on the way since then. I've not had any significant flare ups at all. Just thought I'd offer a good story! I also have a friend with chrones, and while it is far more sever and she does struggle sometimes, in general she is coping very well xoxo

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to CazHazKidz For This Useful Post:

    singlemumma82  (15-11-2012)

  4. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    988
    Thanks
    415
    Thanked
    201
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Re: Embarrassing Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert01 View Post
    Also....apparently *bright* red blood isn't such a problem...it's darker, unoxygenated blood that is associated with more sinister.
    I was told that by a gp many years ago and was just advised to eat more fibre. Since I've had a specialist tell me that that is really wrong - any sort of blood is a concern (and extra fibre exacerbates my problem ).

    Quote Originally Posted by singlemumma82 View Post
    Hoping it is just a hemaroid and I don't need further testing, I suffered IBS when I was younger and have been probed everywhere before and really not looking forward to doing it again.
    IBS technically doesn't go away, so it could just be that playing up, but personally I believe IBS is what lazy Drs diagnose you with.

    I was diagnosed with IBS for 3 years before I got a new Dr who looked a bit farther and diagnosed me with ulcerative colitis, which i "had" for 5 years. I have since gotten another new Dr. Who had another look to see how everything was going and it turns out it's crohns...

    Any hoo, while crohns is a pain in the bum (literally) it's nothing to be concerned about once it's treated correctly. :thumbup:

    Feel free to PM me if you want more info about it.

    Sent from my GT-I9305 using BubHub

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Disbride For This Useful Post:

    singlemumma82  (15-11-2012)

  6. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    342
    Thanks
    555
    Thanked
    113
    Reviews
    0
    Hubby had very similar symptoms to you and he was diagnosed with Crohns Disease. He still gets the odd flair up and tracks what he eats but his medication seems to be helping.

    He just need to get regular check ups as it can lead to complications, but if managed and checked regularly it can be ok.

    Good luck with Colonoscopy.

  7. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    988
    Thanks
    415
    Thanked
    201
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Re: Embarrassing Issue

    Best of luck with the colonoscopy preparation. It's the worst thing ever.

    Sent from my GT-I9305 using BubHub

  8. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    90
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    14
    Reviews
    0

    Default Re: Embarrassing Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Disbride View Post
    Best of luck with the colonoscopy preparation. It's the worst thing ever.

    Sent from my GT-I9305 using BubHub
    Agree to that! Don't go more than 1metre from the bathroom or could be disaster!!!! DH thought it was very amusing watching me suddenly jump up and run every 5 mins, I ended up camping in the loo

    I have crohns, but found out very early, no blood, I stayed on meds for a year, but off them now and doing ok. I watch what I eat and I know what foods irritate me. Also try to keep stress down.
    Good luck

  9. #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,738
    Thanks
    590
    Thanked
    438
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Embarrassing Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Disbride View Post
    Best of luck with the colonoscopy preparation. It's the worst thing ever.

    Sent from my GT-I9305 using BubHub
    Haha I know!!!

    I had one when I was 17 so aware of how gross it is, so glad I have an ensuite and planning on camping out in my bedroom for prep.

    Thanks to everyone else for your replies

  10. #28
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    988
    Thanks
    415
    Thanked
    201
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Re: Embarrassing Issue

    For me it was the stuff you had to drink that was terrible, running to the bathroom every 5 minutes is just part and parcel of having a flare

    Sent from my GT-I9305 using BubHub


 

Similar Threads

  1. A bit embarrassing
    By Bulbasaur in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-12-2012, 10:30
  2. When an issue with family members, becomes an issue with yourself.
    By AndrewTheEmu in forum Issues with Family Members
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 10-03-2012, 19:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Boody Organic Bamboo Baby Wear
Softer than your bub's bum Boody Organic Bamboo Baby Wear
Australia's favourite eco brand has delivered a gorgeous baby collection. Made from organic bamboo, Boody's extraordinarily soft and stretchy, skin-friendly tops, bottoms, onesies, bibs and wraps don't 'cost the earth'. Get 20% OFF! Code BUBHUB16.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
GymbaROO
GymbaROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available Australia-wide. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!