Donna, I have suffered with the adhesions for several years. Have had surgeries and have gone to the top drs. recommended and I still have problems. I am on medications that help a little but have a lot of bowel problems. Laxatives kill me. I guess my intestines are so glued together that when the laxatives start working, I have such bad pain that I won't take them. I have just been diagnosed with Lymphadema from all of the surgeries and also adhesions. I have to travel twice a week 150 miles away for treatment. I do keep living though, you have to. I babysit my granddaughter which keeps my mind off of the pain. I also started going to Jazzercise which has made me feel a little better. I do not do the abdominal exercises as they are too painful. I very rairly stay in bed. at times I do but I feel better moving around. I do have a lot of pain at bedtime and just get 3 to 4 hours sleep which makes me irritable. You might ask your dr. for other things to help you go to the bathroom I was told to take flax to help.
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I feel for you but unfortunately have no miracle cure. It's scary when you can't do what is a basic, necessary function. I suffer with it continually. Right now it's 10+ days and pain. I am taking lactulose twice a day which usually works after a few days. I got out of sync because of travel and now I don't know what to do. I have had surgery for adhesions but this lingers much to my dismay. Anyone have ideas on this?
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I have had luck with soap sud enema at the ER when my bowel back up. This happens often to me, I take colace twice a day and use miralax. I understand how you feel! Very painful.
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For the last 4 months I have right side abdominal pain on top of vaginal discharge and unable to have intercourse with my husband due to bleeding and pain after. I went to the doctors. They did a pap test came back that I had a bacterial infection. I took the antibiotics for 4 days the pain on the right got worse and I started getting pain on my left abdominal side. I went to the hospital they did an x-ray. My large intestine was blocked up. Also they said I had PID. I stayed in the hospital 7 days. in 7 days they gave me IV, 3 kinds of antibiotics and tons of pain killers for the PID. For the blockage I had fleet enema I did have a small bowel movement. 2 days after they gave me another enema. Had another small bowel movement. They gave me a oral laxative which bloated me right up and give me crazy amount of pain and no bowel movement. I had a ultrasound but everything looked fine. so I went home. Since I have been home the pain has gotten worse and I have other pains under my rids on both sides plus pain that is between my right rib and hip that goes to my back.I went back to the hospital the doctor gave me a shoot of buscopan and sent me on my way. I went to another hospital, they did x-rays - showed that my large intestine was still full. I had blood work done, everything came back good there was no infection or inflammatory. he gave me a sodium phosphates oral laxative to take at home. I did have 5 or 6 bowel movement that was like brown water. I still have pain in the right and left abdominal that are like stabbing pain more in the right. I still have the pain under my ribs and on the right side between my rib and hip. On top of it all I have been vomiting on and off the last week and 1/2. I do have an adhesion that is on my right side that is attracted to my intestine and fallopian tube. Plus I have crohns. I don't know what to do!