Okay, I'm sorry, but the thread title is just so appropriate! lol
I have had problems for years with my digestion. I recently had an xray and ultrasound for an ovarian cyst and the tech told me that I am literally back up all the way through my digestive tract with....well, you guessed it. I have tried eating high fiber foods, taking a senakote (herbal laxative), suppositories, drinking tons of water, limiting highly processed foods but I am still bloated and uncomfortable.
Some background info - I had my gallbladder out in October 2004. After that I developed IBS. My 3rd child was born by c-section in January 2006. After she was born I got horribly ill and was hospitalized multiple times. When she was 3.5 months old they finally found out that I was literally not digesting my food. They did CT scan and MRI of my stomach after 24 and 48 hours with no solid food and my stomach was still full of food. It took years to get to the point where I wasn't in constant pain in my stomach and now I am at the point where I can pretty much eat anything as long as I don't overdo it (before anything oily, fried, with dairy, and many other things would cause extreme agonizing pain.
But, back to the main issue, I am still obviously not digesting my food properly. This is not the first time an ultrasound tech has told me this - I had someone said I was backed up with feces about 4 years ago as well. I have recently lost 35 lbs (still need to lose 23 more) and I exercise 4-6 times a week. Like I said I drink tons of water and I eat fairly healthy. So what is going on with me?
Any input appreciated!