Julie, I am so sorry you are suffering, we all know the pain and
frustration adhesions cause. I have suffered from partial and full
blown bowel obstructions. The most common reason for bowel obstructions
is previous surgeries. Whenever the abdominal cavity is opened, there
is a possibility of adhesions.. The adhesions are a normal tissue
reaction to injury or decreased blood supply. The adhesions can attach
the bowel to the abdominal wall, liver, spleen or other structures.
Symptoms are pain, constipation, diarrhea, and sometimes obstruction.
The adhesions can completely block the bowel. You can also experience
abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. About 70% of
obstructions will resolve with conservative, non-surgical care.
Unfortunately the only treatment for symptomatic adhesions is surgical
removal, which may compound the problem. You need a doctor who is
skilled at minimally invasive surgery and is knowledgeable about
adhesions and their related problems.There is excellent information
posted on the site regarding diet and bowel obstruction. I will pray
that you receive the help you so desperately need. Sherry