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Unread 06-16-2004, 04:09 PM
worried i might have to have 2nd surgery

I went for my 3 week post-op today my thinks i may have a blocked bowel she sent me to the ER for some tests she said if thats the case we might have to go back in has anyone ever had one is there some medicine I can take or is surgery my only option here. I am so glad i have hyster sisters to ask
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Unread 06-16-2004, 04:26 PM
worried i might have to have 2nd surgery

Oh yes, I can relate. I was so very constipated for four weeks following surgery. I was in terrible pain. I could only have a BM if I used a laxative. Finally my Gyn.Dr. sent me for a cat scan. I had a bowel impaction.The barium solution I took for the scan (2 bottles) seemed to clean me out afterwards. I had a 4centimeter ball of hard stole in my colon. My Dr. told me to use Fleet Phosphooral saline laxative. I used it and went more, but didn't pass the hard stuff. I called him the next day still feeling bloated and sick to my stomach. He said to use it again and to take colace 2x a day. It did the trick. He sent me to a gasto. Dr. to have things checked out. The gastro. Dr. put me on a prescription laxative called Miralax 2x a day, metamucil 2x aday and stay on the colace 2x a day. It really helps me go. I was told to call the dr. back in a week to let him know how I was doing. I called him today thinking he would discontinue the stuff. I was very disappointed. He said stay on it the same since I am only going regular after taking all of that. He is also sending me for a colonostomy in a couple months. He doesn't want me having the procedure right now since I am experiencing a very sore abdoman.
Try the fleet phospho. A lot of our sisters recommended it to me.
My TAH was on May 7th. I am now very worried about the abdominal pain. I am supposed to go back to work on July 5th, but don't know if that will be.
Good luck with the test. It isn't so bad.
Unread 06-16-2004, 09:22 PM
worried i might have to have 2nd surgery

Hi ((August)),
I'm sorry to hear your suffering these complications What did the tests show at the ER? Do they think it is an Obstruction? Those can be a caused by surgery & the internal scarring it leaves, which is known as Adhesions. If it is a total one, then it is handled as an emergency requiring immediate surgery to release the obstruction. A partial one can sometmes be cleared up by other methods one being an NG Tube...

I underwent emergency surgery for Total Bowel Obstructions that had cut my bowel off completely in two areas when I was 12 weeks Post-TAH

Good Luck I do hope you will keep us posted on how your doing! I'll be praying that it can be resolved w/o additional surgery....(((hugs))))

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