... months... No surgery was needed, just hospital stay with an NG tube. I'm trying to prevent another anytime soon... what type of diet would you recommend? I've been looking into doing a soft diet
I would suggest a low residue diet - having said that since I follow that for colitis, I'd definitely find a gastroenterologist and have an upper GI series done and let him/her prescribe and advise you what to do. 3 obstructions in the last 6 months is WAY too many - find a gastroenterologist and quit playing doctor with yourself! All the best, Tony
This is my first post and I've been looking around for some kind of support group like this. I have obstructions approximately every 2 months, most being manageable at home but some requiring hospitalization and the ng tube.
brandil831, i have been to many practitioners in the last 10 years looking for ways to avoid these episodes. A gastro recommended a low residue diet but most doctors/surgeons I've seen say the obstructions are due to scar tissue from previous surgeries and there's really nothing to be done - the intestine moves around freely and occasionally it runs into the scar tissue, so it's a mechanical failure. I also haven't been able to see any connection with diet; I can eat the same thing Wed. I had on Mon but on Wed I'll get terribly sick.
I've explored Chinese herbal remedies (I can't drink the teas, they're too awful), acupuncture and lately visceral massage to try and make the scar tissue more flexible. I thought the latter might be helping but I got terribly sick after my last treatment (maybe just a coincidence but disappointing none the less). I guess what I'm trying to say is I don't believe diet plays a role in my situation at least - I hope it will work for you. It bothers me that the first question people always ask me when I get sick is 'what did you eat?', as though I somehow brought this horrible experience on myself, yet again.
I wish you all the best and I'd be interested in hearing other people's forays into alternative treatments.
Hello and never give up- no surgery needed! Interesting. What is an NG tube? I can't eat meats to well but so far shrimp, and crabs are ok. I am so glad and happy to talk to all of you, because before this I was talking my daughters hears off, but she cannot understand how I feel, and because I just found out I cannot have dairy- this whole thing has been so embarrassing.
The doctor from my hysterectomy opened my rectum to wide and my intestines just drips with out warning, I was in classroom with other students and they all said something smelled- I could not believe -it was me. I am very clean so that hurt. I have found online and on you-tube a doctor Adrian Korol -he is Holistic, and very good. There is a lady on there also trying to sell her book, but when you look again the same information is given away free by her on you-tube. Have a great day
Hello I never knew about the (no surgery) I wish I knew that. I did have an sbo in May 2017 and now constipation is a given and I never know when diarrhea is coming. I am very hot all the time, my stomach is real hot. Are you hot? Or are my hormones gone crazy. You spoke of diet I can only eat very little. The hospital never told me anything, but after months of trying to eat a full and rolling on the bed with pain, I learned I can only eat seafood and just soups the next.
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