trapped gas in bowels.. please help
I have a bladder infection, a kidney infection, some vaginal infection thats not a yeast infection these are all related she says. Also I am extremely dehydrated. I drank over 64 ounces of fluid all within 8 hours before the test saying this. Im worried... she says drink more but IM drinking as much as I can it dfoesnt seem to be doing anything.
Also my xray showed that my large intestines are FULL of large pockets of gas. he says he's never seen anything like that. They were able to follow my entire track easily because it was so full of gas.
I am SUPER swollen, pants dont fit and I have known all week somethings wrong... why wont it come out of me on either end??????? Is there anything I can do to help this? :(
I am very miserable as you might imagine from all of these above things....I am on antibiotics now, drinking as much as possible and laying around in bed.... STUPID pain.
I did actually ASK them for an IV to help me and you all know thats a BIG deal for me.... and she said NO just drink a LOT more. *cry*
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No vomitting or DHR just that of course with all these infections I am in pain everywhere.
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your doctor doesn't sound like he gets it, when it comes to the needs of a patient with a DS.
There has to be something that is trapping the gas inside.
I know that two things have worked for me to expel gas: massage my belly starting just below my breasts and not pushing too hard just a firm pressure going downward from one side to the other and across again - picture your intestine winding back and forth and follow that path with your hand.
Secondly I have found that walking really helps. Go in a safe but isolated area and/or with someone you are comfortable passing gas in front of as you want to get this stuff out and holding back is not good for you so if it wants to come - let it!
Hoping the days ahead are more comfortable for you.
on 1/22/11 4:49 pm
How is your doctor diagnosing your dehydration? Are your BUN and creatinine elevated or is she basing it on ketones on your urine which may just indicate weight loss? Sounds like your fluid intake is adequate. Are your stools rock-hard? Are you taking simethicone? Are you overdoing carbs, wheat, sugar alcohols, beans that may be causing excessive gas? Are you taking probiotics? Sorry I haven't read prior posts so I may be repeating questions. Just trying to get to the bottom of the problem.
Please go get this checked out.
I wanted to add on to Diana's suggested postion idea. Some people can't get down on their knees (arthritis, etc.) If so, try lowering you chest as far as it will go to a matress or perhaps a sofa topped with some pillows. This will get you butt up in the air also.
It worries me that you have been like this all week. ???? Could it be possible that you are eating something that is giving you gas and you just haven't realized it yet?. Lactose or whey or something. Good news is that the antibiotic should start helping any infections soon. Drink lots of cranberry juice. If the pain gets worse go to an ER and have them do a CT to look for an obstruction.
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