Re: adhesions inside colon??

From: Tara S. (
Sun Aug 5 09:08:08 2001


Well, I no longer have a surgeon, as of last March. I know I need to get another one. I went to the ER yesterday because of a suspected bowel obstruction, but they can't find one. As a matter of fact, they have no idea why I'm so bloated and in pain (this has been going on for 4 weeks and 2 days, getting progressively worse). They did find a cyst inside my bladder, in addition to the cyst I already knew about on my ovary. But as for GI stuff - - they did mention Irritable Bowel Syndrome as a possibility. They are referring a GI dr. Hopefully he will find out what's going on this time before I lose another job or just go insane.

I'm at that point again where I can't do anything except lie around. I ride to work with a friend who does the driving. The only reason I can work at all is I sit down all day, and even that gets to be too much, sometimes.

So I'm grasping at straws. As usual.


At Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Janet Karam wrote: >
>Dear Tara,
>I was hoping some others might have a more educated answer to your
>question. I had a surgeon who explained to me that this could happen at the
>site where the colon is sewn back together. I would imagine the symptoms
>would be that of a partial bowel obstruction in varying degrees depending
>on the severity. I would guess this type of adhesion may not be as elusive
>in diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy. Again though, I am only passing on
>my vague understanding of what a surgeon once told me, I hope you get some
>answers...Have you asked your surgeon?

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