>At Tue, 29 Feb 2000, karen kaplan wrote:
>Hi Chris: I just had the same thing happen and my PCP's advice was to monitor
>symptoms as it may have been a partial small bowel obstruction. He said to make
>sure I didn't get constipated - to use stool softeners and prune juice or prunes
>(8-10) - guess the key is to "keep it moving".
>If your surgery ended with bleeding, that would make the adhesions worse (I
>also had my hyst end with "unspecified oozing of blood" on the lower left)
> The key reason for my recent consultation with Dr. Reich in New York was to
>see what I could do with surgery to PREVENT a bowel obstruction to avoid emergency
>surgery with just anyone. So far, I have not yet got his assessment since the
>bowel is tricky.
>Some club, eh?
>Where do you live?
>>Hello Everyone, I went to the doctor yesterday and was wondering if
>>anyone can give me some advice. I went to the doctor for pain on my
>>left sided pain and it was causing me alot of pain, and I was bloated
>>really bad. She told me that there was only 2 things in that area and
>>that was adhesions and bowel and both are the reason for the pain and
>>that the pain is from the bowel being stuck because they could not
>>remove them all during the last surgery because it was to dangerous and
>>bleeding. She also said that I have a high chance for bowel
>>obstruction. I was wondering if there is anyything I can do to lower my
>>chances? Thanks for any advice.