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Question: Please help..desperate for help


 Fyahkisses - Sat Dec 25, 2004 11:21 pm

Hi-
I am desperate for some help.. I am only 33...about 4 months ago..I seemed to develop constipation overnight...I never had a problem before..My doc did a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy and everything was ok except a small hiatus hernia He put me on Zelnorm but did not seem to help...since then..4 months later I am still having horrible constipation ( not to be graphic but when I am able to go..my stools look as thin as a pencil or pen) and they are very light in color ( pale..if u will) I am having a lot of stomach cramping and I have lost my appetite ( I get full very early on which is not typical for me at all). I have a constant dull pain in my abdomen..I have lost about 6 pounds..I just moved to a new area so I will have to find a new doc but any suggestions and does this sound like it could be serious? Afriend told me this could be IBS...but I dunno I am desperate for answers.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:21 am

User avatar Hi Fyahkisses,
If your doctor prescribed Zelnorm it's likely he/she is considering IBS with constipation. Since this medication has not been helpful I would contact your healthcare provider when you obtain one and inform him/her of this. Zelnorm is usually used as a short term treatment for IBS with constipation. With your current weight loss etc. I would hope a repeat evaluation is done to rule out any other causes.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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