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Unread 05-13-2008, 08:21 AM
Post Op Tortuous Twisted Colon

Well ladies I had surgery for my tortuous twisted colon and the surgeon found and removed scar tissue in the pelvic area from my hysterectomy from 2002, he found the twisted colon and cut and removed that, and finally he said the large bowel was attached in two places on the side of the abdominal wall. The surgeon said my bowel was very full and when I see him this week he is going to give me medicine, or something, to help my bowel move faster.

I had my surgery Friday and I have already lost 5 lbs; everything that was stuck has come out, thus far making 14 trips to the rest room. I had the same problem when I had my hysterectomy and following that surgery I lost 15 lbs in four days.

The interesting part of this is, my colonoscopy showed a tortuous twisted bowel, the nurse told me and the Dr. woke me up during the proceedure with pain trying to untwist my colon. When I went for the results of the colonoscopy, the GI Doctor said nothing was wrong, and in fact said everyone has a twisted colon. When I spoke to the surgeon, he said that the large bowel is never looked at for adhesions, during surgery, because it usually never sticks and the usual problems are within/inside the colon and can be seen with a colonoscopy. Well I guess I was his first patient with a my large colon stuck to the abdominal wall.

I am still in recovery, but thus far I can eat without vomiting, I have not doubled over, and I have had a bowel movement without making it an all day event.

I will keep you posted with any medications that come my way, but if you have used these let me know what you use and what it does for you.

Bottom line, never give up, take notes, and fight for yourself and your health.
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Unread 05-13-2008, 03:19 PM
Post Op Tortuous Twisted Colon

I'm glad to hear that the surgery went well and you are home recoverying. Sounds like things are looking up for you. Do rest and take it easy and keep us posted on your progress.
Unread 05-19-2008, 06:25 PM
Post Op Tortuous Twisted Colon

Monti, what were your symptoms? Where you nausous?
I have these sick spells, and I know something is wrong with my bowels. I have bad pain after a bm in the a.m. it is
up thru the rectum and throbbs.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 09:34 PM
Post Op Tortuous Twisted Colon

I have had a bowel obstruction twice. The first time I was nauseous, in 2006 and I could not eat at all. My 2006 surgery it was found that 4 inches of my small bowel was stuck to the abdominal wall. At that time, my stool was very light, almost like it is when you have gallbladder problems.

This time I was constipated and I felt like I wanted to double over if I ate too much. I too had problems near the rectum, so I thought. It turned out that my large bowel was webbed in two places between the gallbladder and the appendix.
Unread 05-20-2008, 05:08 PM
Post Op Tortuous Twisted Colon

Monti, thanks for the feedback. I guess I am just going to have to go to a colon/rectal doc, sooner or later.

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