Hi red and all,
It is hard not to be gross isn't it? But we just have to get on and say it.
I see that you have consulted a Colon specialist and I think that is the right way to go, that is the area of the problem and if anybody knows what goes on down there they should.
The problem for me, and possibly others too is that along with the prolapse I had, which has been repaired, the sclero has atrophied my rectum (made rigid and small) so now it's capacity is about 2 table spoons. There are tests to find out these things which are not painful and, as long as you don't think about it too much, not too gross. So for me and others like me that new product would just make the situation worse I would think.
Thinking back over the years, the Gastro I went to at least ordered all the tests, but in the end because he is not a surgeon he more or less wrote me off as a hopeless case not worth bothering with :emoticon-dont-know: . Although I must qualify that here it was partly because he found I had Pulmonary Hypertension and in his view PH was not treatable, so I might as well go away and await my fate .
As we all know PH is treatable, and in my case it was due to Rheumatic Heart Disease which I didn't know about and in fact my heart has been repaired with very little fuss and now the new Colorectal surgeon has done his best to help with the implant of the SNS. So for the past couple of years I have been very much better. 2010 I had the valvoplasty on my mitral valve and 2012 the SNS.
Just ignore the fact that I now have cirrhosis of the liver from PBC, my Sjogrens is still active and I am inclined to Anaemia, and everything is right in my world!!!!!