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Question: My wife has a problem...please help!!!


 chrismo - Tue Nov 23, 2004 8:18 pm

Dear Dr.

My wife is having trouble going to the bathroom. We think she has siliac disease but we are not sure. She is currently using Zelnorm to help her make bowel movements but she constantly gets gas bubbles and is unable to find any consistency in going to the bathroom. We have tried metamucil, fibercon and just about every stool softener on the market.

Is there a possibility she has a blockage in her intestines?

Can a high colonic help

Is there any treatment or medical procedure (surgery) that could help her?

Please help

Thanks
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Nov 28, 2004 4:31 am

User avatar Hi chrismo,
Xrays, a barium swallow, barium enema, and colonoscopy are some of the tests that can be performed to rule out any anomolies of the upper and lower intestinal tract. She and you may want to discuss some of these tests with your doctor. Generally with celiac disease you have diarrhea rather than constipation. If she has celiac disease, gluten which is in wheat, barley and oats act like poison in the intestine in people with this disease. For constipation or irregularities, a balanced diet, plently of water and exercise are important keys. If she has made diet changes that haven't worked and the medications aren't working either, please consider discussing this with your family doctor for other interventions or diagnostic testing.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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