Re: Can adhesions get worse over time?

From: Kristie (
Sat Apr 23 16:56:00 2011

Hi Diana, I had constipation problems too because of all the narcotic's. But my doc has me on some Flaxseed oil and that really really works. have you tried that? Good Luck Kristie

At Sun, 17 Apr 2011, Diana wrote: >
>I had emergency surgery in Nov. '09 because of a strangulated hernia and
>bowel obstruction. The hernia was repaired and about 10cm of my small
>intestine had to be removed.
>My hernia repair has since failed and the surgeon wants me to lose more
>weight before attempting another repair. I had a partial obstruction last
>summer because of adhesions. I've been suffering from Irritable bowel
>syndrome for years, and my gut hasn't been the same since surgery.
>I've had all kinds of tests before and after the surgery. The most recent
>ct scan done in August 2010 (when I had the partial obstruction) didn't
show >anything abnormal except the partial obstruction which was caused by
>For the past couple of months I've been having an average of at least one
>day a week of excruciating pain and/or bloating and feeling
>uncomfortable,unable to go to the bathroom until later in the day, when it
>usually gets resolved. At times my constipation doesn't resolve and I have
>to resort to drinking alot of prune juice to get things cleared up.
>I can't remember the last time I had a normal bowel movement. I read not
>long ago that a normal one (pardon me for being graphic) should be
>banana-shaped, tapering off at the end. Lately mine have been on the flat
>side. Not paper-thin flat, but just flat like the thickness of an eraser.
>Oftentimes, when I use the bathroom it feels like I'm passing a single
>stool, only to find it was actually many pieces of varying sizes.

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