Re: gross question

From: marianne bolding (
Tue Aug 7 15:08:43 2001

Rosie...glad you've posted. Suspecting you have adhesions is an important reason enough for you to post here. There's valuable information for us to learn here...and I'm glad you found this site in the "suspecting" stage, rather than after you'll have better info to learn how to deal with doctors, and personal decisions on how to pursue with this medically. My problems started like yours with the was a slow progression...the stool for me was as you explained in the beginning...slowly after 7 months things did worsen (maybe because the adhesion kept tightening up on my bowel after a period of time)...and mine did lead to a partial obstruction. I'd watch your signs over time and see if they worsen before making any surgical decisions. As you are well aware of...surgeory could worsen problems...the double edge sword. Have you tried a fiber supplement like metamucil to see what reaction the bowels will have? It is supposed to make the bowels more solidifed...and if you have problems passing them, then maybe you'll have more of an idea of whether things can pass through your bowel normally. Just a thought. (That I even tried myself). I am very interested in knowing how things go with, please post to the site and let us know. I send you all my best. Love, Marianne --- Rosie <> wrote: > Hi! I haven't posted in a long time as I feel I
> haven't really had anything
> to contribute as I only suspect that I have
> adhesions - I've never had a
> surgery for them as of yet. I had a Hysterectomy
> almost 2 years ago (I've
> told everyone my story before so I won't bore
> everyone by repeating it) but
> it was a nightmare complete with Staph infection,
> 2nd surgery, etc. etc. I
> have had pain everyday since the surgery (which I
> didn't need to begin with
> (IMO) - 20/20 hindsight. Anyway, my GYN (the 3rd I
> have consulted) says I
> "probably" have adhesions on my bladder and
> intestines. I have had bladder
> pain for almost a year now and have been to a
> Urologist who did tests, etc.
> and said it was probably adhesions but all he had to
> offer were pain meds
> which I refused. My new GYN's only recommendation
> was that I go to the Mayo
> clinic. After reading on this list about how that
> clinic doesn't really
> acknowledge that adhesions cause pain, etc. I really
> don't want to waste the
> time and money. I have another rather new symptom
> that I want to ask you all
> about. It's rather gross, but here goes - over the
> last few weeks I have
> noticed that my bowel movements are looking
> different - more flattened and
> sometimes I have pain (rather a deep ache) far up
> into my rectum. I have
> this same pain sometimes after sex and I don't know
> why I would have pain in
> that particular part of my anatomy after sex.
> Anyway, I was wondering just
> what my options are. I don't think any doctor wants
> to do surgery as long as
> there is no obstruction and I have regular bowel
> movements - just the change
> in appearance and a little more pain. Is this
> something that can stabilize
> and maybe never get worse than it is now (I could
> live with that) or do I
> have something horrible to look forward to and this
> is just the first sign
> of worse things to come soon. I'm hoping to hear
> something encouraging. I
> don't know if an obstruction is just around the
> corner (my sister in law had
> a Hysterectomy the week after me and already had to
> have a foot of
> intestines removed due to adhesions last year). When
> I ask my doctor about
> it, he never has much to say about it and just
> suggests pain pills and
> vaguely says something about how it probably
> wouldn't get any worse. I'm
> really hoping he's right - what do you all think and
> have any of you had the
> same symptoms? Sorry for the long post.
> Rosie
> N:;Rosie
> FN:Rosie
> REV:20010807T195224Z

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