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Spinal Compression Fracture

Hello all. I have a slightly embarrassing problem since an accident at a beach ended with a compression fracture.
Since it happened at the end of August I've had major problems going to the toilet for erm a Number 2 -_- . I went 15 days with nothing happening. Not even a rumble. I had an x-ray done and they said I was totally full on both sides... I took 12 Movicol over 18 hours and eventually went.... but I couldn't push and what came out was like pure water. No solid bits at all which was odd I thought for not going so long. After this I didn't go again for 9 days and it took the same deal to go again. I still have no feeling of wanting to go, I think it's just the pure force of liquid that's allowing me to go. The fracture is a lumbar one and they said no nerves are in the way but I'm starting to get worried. I am in a brace. Anyone else been or in the same situation please?


  • LizLiz Posts: 9,745
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Not being able to go to the bathroom or tell if you need to go can be a serious surgical emergency and as such you need to be seen by a board certified ortho or neuro surgeon as soon as possible. It sounds like there is nerve damage which is effecting your bowels and that can become permanent if you don't get seen .
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