Re: constipation/bloating

From: kathy (
Thu Nov 2 09:48:56 2006

At Sun, 29 Oct 2006, jennifer wrote: >
>Has anyone had severe bloating and/or constipation caused by adhesions
>near their intestines? My mom went to a colorectal surgeon and he said
>that adhesions do not cause the severe bloating and constipation my mom
>is having. They do cause the small bowel obstructions, but not the
>constipation. He has done all the tests and can not determine what is
>causing her symptoms. He told her to try Miralax daily. She was on
>this before but it didn't help and made her very nauseous. Has anyone
>had to take this?
>He said that she could have an ileostomy but he is not sure it will
>correct her bloating and there are risks involved because of all the
>surgeries she has had.
>He is not sure what else to do for her. This is very frustrating!!

Yes - both the bloating and constipation were caused by adhesions in my case. Gather the dates of prior surgeries and current symptoms. Then call Dr Redan in Florida before considering anything else. I've had severe adhesions, multiple bowel obstructions, surgeries, especially bad the last 12 years. Please, any surgery should be done by an adhesion specialist. I had surgery a little over 2 weeks ago. because of all the past damage, I needed to have the sigmoid colon and about 40 cm of jejenum removed. Give your Mom the best chance of feeling better by seeing an adhesion specialist.


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