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Problem with Chronic constipation

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hi just tossing out a couple of ideas. anyone ever tested for gastroparesis? it affects the motility of the stomach and gi tract. also celiac – doesn't always cause diarrhea, can present with constipation due to inflammation. i take 3 senna and 3 colace daily. my gi doctor doesn't want me to develop a mega colon. i recently started taking probiotics. i don't go always go everyday but go on a regular basis.

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After months of constipation, I did the “smart pill”. It showed extremely slow motility from my stomach all the way down, with my colon taking twice the normal time to push stool through. I have no stomach issues, just the constipation. I use the Motegrity and Miralax. It is a constant struggle. I also have a tortuous colon. Is that the same as a Mega colon? I do have sleep issues but never thought they could be related to the Motegrity which I do take st bedtime. I’ll have to consider that.

In 1995 I had surgery (called a Nissen) to reduce GERD.. it was botched in Central Iowa…. after losing 50 pounds in 2 months I went to Mayo MN where the GI doctors gave me 3 tests in a day.. the stomach emptying test found that it took many hours for the standard meal to get through the stomach.. diagnosed as "post operative gastropanesis…".. there had been damage to the hair net like system of nerves that empty the stomach.. Mayo gave me a way to cope.. the condition is not fixable..

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