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Intestinal Obstruction - had 4th bowel obstruction..how can I prevent future bowel obstructions?

Posted 8 Aug 2012 by janicewid 63 answers

The last two being within 1 yr. The pain I go through is incredible. The surgeons and GI doctors I've spoken to all say that there is nothing I can do to avoid another bowel obstruction. There has got to be something that I can do to help prevent future obstructions. Does anyone have any ...

Intestinal Obstruction - It seems the intestine moves and adjusts as food moves through. I had a SBO

Posted 14 Feb 2018 by brimun 1 answer

... treated with an NG tube and in hospital for 4 days. After the intestine relaxed, all was normal. Not one medical person, surgeon, nurse, gastroenterologist, ER doc... not one said change your diet. The scare tissue must move and adjust with the intestine (bowel). I have gone to smaller meals, ...

Am I more likely for another volvulus?

Posted 10 Aug 2017 by Philiec 0 answers

In 2008 at 19 years old I had a volvulus whilst travelling in Venezuela. The doctors removed part of my bowel. I recovered well and not required further surgery since. I have been to a and e a few times with issues relating but it has been pain caused from constipation. For the last three weeks I ...

Dulcolax - I am on Entrolax which is also bisacodyl I don't think I have appendicitis symptoms or?

Posted 5 Feb 2017 by DMB2017 3 answers

... ileus symptoms but I have a low stabbing pain in my lower right abdomen

What is the best diet for a partial bowel obstruction?

Posted 13 Apr 2017 by kiminhb 0 answers

I've had 3 partial bowel obstructions and one surgery that removed 18" of small intestine. I've been researching diets for this condition and have run across conflicting information. One diet is a low residue diet and the other is a low fiber diet. In the low residue diet, there are ...

Constipation keeps coming back?

Posted 22 Sep 2016 by HDJL20 1 answer

Since about May of this year, I have had pretty much constant constipation, in the fact that I have had 8 goLytely colon clean outs, many enema's, and one colonoscopy in late July. I am currently taking miralax everyday 2-3 times a day prescribed by my GI, as well as a constipated med called ...

Can lipitor cause a small bowel obstruction?

Posted 9 Dec 2016 by Janet oliver 0 answers

I have a history of bowl obstruction. Had another one last wk. Today I feel another beginning now. Could it be the lipitor

Chronic small bowel obstructions?

Posted 22 Aug 2016 by Rob56 0 answers

Folks, I have lived with small bowel obstructions for the past 11 years. I have been in the hospital monthly over the 11 year period for treatment of small bowel obstructions. I have had 14 surgeries in my abdomen on my intestines and 5 abdominal meshes surgically implanted due to hernia repairs ...

Intestinal blockage? Need ideas on possible cause?

Posted 14 Mar 2016 by asiam1 2 answers

I just had a visit to the ER a couple days ago and they couldn't find anything wrong with me. I have had several gut issues, but nothing as painful as the last time. They did give me some med scripts, but they didn't seem to help. The only thing that helped was when I took my back ...

Shingles and abdominal bulge?

Posted 29 Dec 2015 by cleo130 1 answer

I developed shingles three weeks ago and saw my doctor immediately. He prescribed one week of Valtrex and Prednisone, which I completed. About 10 days ago I noticed a rather large bulge in the right side of my abdomen in front of where the shingles were located. There is really no pain except for ...

Strange Bowel Blockage?

Posted 12 Aug 2015 by guest5250 3 answers

I am a 22 year old male, no prior medical history, no allergies. Okay, i went in to my local prompt care with constipation and what felt like a bowel obstruction, however, directly preceding my constipation was diarrhea for at least 10 days and what i thought were tapeworm fragments in my stools. ...

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