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Bowel prolapse

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Edballsballs Fri 11-Nov-16 18:48:20

(I've name changed because I'm embarrassed. I haven't told anyone yet except my doctor.)

I have lots of complex health problems due to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). To add insult to injury, my bowel has now prolapsed. sad I'm in my twenties and not yet had children. For those who don't know, EDS means your collagen is faulty. I explain it as my insides being all stretchy, as well as my joints.

My bowel is chronically impacted and it doesn't respond to usual treatments. I've probably caused this by straining in an effort to have a bowel movement more than once a month. hmm So, my GP saying that all I need to do is resolved the constipation and the minor prolapse with resolves itself. However, it's part of my EDS. I cannot just resolve this problem, neither can my gastroenterologist. I'm not due to see him for another few months. In the mean time, I'm feeling miserable as sin.

Any tips that aren't 'magically solve your chronic condition' please? My gastroenterologist is specialist in an upper GI conditions, so I wonder if I need to see a different type of specialist. Would that be a colorectal doctor? Anything would be much appreciated, thank you.

MollyHuaCha Tue 29-Nov-16 21:43:35

Have you tried using stool softeners daily? They work by making your stools more watery, thus hopefully reducing the need to strain. You could take a small amount every evening to see if it helps? But maybe you have already tried them.

Hope you feel better soon smile

PhilODox Tue 29-Nov-16 22:11:37

Sorry, not EDS, but my DS had impacted stools/constipation.
What works for him is:
drinking plenty of water (only water, not other types of drinks)
stewed apples and stewed plums (mainly apple, as he doesn't like plums), stewed pears also are good I believe, but he won't touch those!
no bananas ever
Raised feet to poo (so- we have a bathroom step, because my children are small, and he uses that, they're usually easy to get hold of from ikea, asda, places that do children equipment), just raised a little.
I think humans are actually designed to poo whilst crouching from a standing position... but hey, lets not go there!
Good luck thanks

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