Colon Impaction & Constipation Overflow

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RenegadeI
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by RenegadeI on Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:40 am

Colon Impaction & Constipation Overflow

I have Spina Bifida, Kidney Failure (Dialysis), Incontinent of Bowel & Bladder (Urostomy), Wchr Bound.

I have suffered from the 2 conditions mentioned above for several years. I am being administered irrigation by the District Nurses (Qufora Bed System) but still experience very loose bowel movements. Please can you advise as to how I can regulate my bowel movements so it becomes manageable. :(

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Dr Jamal Hayat
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by Dr Jamal Hayat on Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:21 am

Re: Colon Impaction & Constipation Overflow

This is a very challenging issue. A regular habit/pattern of bowel movements, optimising diet and fluid intake as well as laxatives are the more conservative measures. Irrigation is often used when more conservative measures have failed - and the effects can vary from person to person. There is a small amount of evidence that sacral nerve stimulation can be helpful in a subgroup of patients with spina bifida, and occasionally surgery can be performed in severe refractory constipation. There should be a healthcare specialist dealing with your bowel management programme who you can discuss any alternatives as well as options to optimise your bowel management.
Dr Jamal Hayat
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by RenegadeI on Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:11 am

Re: Colon Impaction & Constipation Overflow

Thank You for your reply. I was informed that irrigation was the last remedy. I have not been offered any other remedies.

Thank You :( :x :cry: :!:

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