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Bowel Obstruction

Well after three months of complaining to my doctor that I’ve been suffering from chronic diarrhea I finally went to the ER. I got tired of him poo pooing my situation. My GI doctor put two stents in my colon and found a large lesion hence is why I was having issues.

Have any of my teal sisters suffered an obstruction? Ever since he put the stents in on Sunday I feel beat up. A lot of pressure in my side and back. My legs feel like lead.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks

Nancy

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I have no feedback because that's never happened to me. What a lousy doctor. There. I said it. Lousy. Can you switch?

Meanwhile, hopefully someone will pop in with more reassuring words. I imagine it'll take a while to recovery. (I had a bowel resection so that I know.) Drink lots of water and take good care of yourself.

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Cant help with any feedback but wanted to agree with Nancy222 - LOUSY especially given your history! I am sure there are ladies who will be along to offer advice etc. Sending you a big gentle hug in the meantime xx Kathy xx

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Hi Nancy. I know how you feel awful! I had a bowel obstruction for a month befor I finally had it surgically repaired. The dr. Knew I had it we tried resting my bowels ng tube in nose and only ice chips on and off for weeks. I got it the same time as my first chemotherapy and I thought it was just how chemotherapy was! I told my husband that I don't think I'm gonna make it through this. Thankfully after surgery I resumed chemotherapy and it was a piece of cake after going though the bowel obstruction! It still makes me cringe! Good luck to you XxTinaXx

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I FORGOT TO MENTION THE OBSTRUCTION IS BEING CAUSED BY A NICE FAT TUMOR IN MY SIGMOID COLON THAT WAS OVERLOOKED.

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Oh jeez, Nanc, I'm really sorry. That's unconscionable.

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Hi Nancy , I agree with the girls can you switch to a better team, We have enough to cope with the original diagnoses then find out the tumor was over looked and took 3 month to find, I hope it's all sorted out soon take care Lorraine xx

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My sigmoid colon perforated after my second chemo. It was the cancer pressing on the colon and blocking it. Like you I thought the pain was just effects of the chemo. I had to have surgery and a stoma but chemo resumed after this. Hope yours clears ok but be persistent with the Doctors.

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Hi Nancy,

I hope you are feeling better soon. I am certain you will get lots of replies from those who have had an obstruction but your situation greatly peaked my interest.

I have had 2 hospital stays due to severe abdo pain and vomiting when I have previously passed motions but X-rays have shown faecal loading. It's not strictly am obstruction but a 'pseudo-obstruction' due to metastasis along the colon.

I am very interested to know if your lesion was evident on an X-ray, if you had one. Did you have a CT scan? What did it show?

Every X-ray & scan I've had has shown faecal loading and I am so very careful to open my bowels (Laxido & sodium docusate). One showed thickening and narrowing of the bowel but that was dismissed as insignificant by a gastroenterologist.

I am seeing my Onc next week as he said previously that if my bowel symptoms get worse he's put me back on chemo but I feel that there are more questions than answers - and I have constant abdominal pain, did you?

I love your description of your Dr "poopooing" your situation. I now read you have an overlooked tumour! How terrible!

What else are they planning to do for you?

Lots of luck and hugs to you,

Iris XX

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