When a doctor doesn't know what to call it, how do you expect me to.


Q: I do not know how to classify this problem. My wife is a seemingly healthy 77 year old takes medications for high blood pressure which is well controlled. Her problem is loose bowels. She has to be near a bathroom at all times. When a bowel movement urge hits her, she sometimes is not able to go up one 6 step stairway to the bathroom without completely messing up her self clothes. She works her desk is very close to a rest room. She has had to come home when she couldn't make to the rest room. She has gone to several doctors re this problem. About 3 years ago she went to a specialist at Johns Hopkins who proceded to send her for test after test over the next year to year and a half. Medication was not prescribed that I can remember. Finally, after all these tests and a few thousand dollars, the doctor told her that he had no idea what her problem is no recommendation for future help. The only place she ever goes is to work. we cannot go to dinner, on vacation or anywhere. Her quality of life, and mine, is poor. We could certainly use some help.


A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: During a recent MRI undertaken to check for potential hearing loss factors, the report came back as normal. However t...

Q: About two or three months ago I had vaginal sex for a minute or so and then oral done on me but with a condom the ent...

Q: Is there a home remedy I can try to get rid of a wart inside my nose. I have had it for several years and my dermato...

Q: Hi Doctor Suneel my sister found a small lump that moved around when she went to see her Doctor he couldn't feel it b...

Q: Hi, I have had what I would consider ongoing acid problems for the past 5 months. I initially went to a local doctor...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon