It's Kay in WI again.
Pain anywhere in the abdomen, with bloating & cramping, can indicate partial bowel obstruction. Vomiting usually doesn't start until the obstruction is complete.
Does your doctor know how much Senekot you're taking? I think he will tell you that it isn't necessary for your bowels to move every day & that sometimes too much Senekot can cause bloating & cramping.
Just yesterday, Helen posted a message about low residue diets for abdominal problems. Talk to your doctor about seeing a nutritionist.
We all need all the help we can get. Insist on it.
Kay in WI
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From: "toni welsh" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 7:53 AM Subject: bowel obstructions
> When you talk about the abdomenal pain in the area above the nave, but
> there is no vomiting, is there still a cnance of your bowel being
> blocked in some way?
> I have not had a bowel movement normally without 6 senekot and it hurts
> and cramps me terrible, but my bowels have to move. Even my husband has
> noticed my belly, and I am still 95 lbs, has started to swell but not
> alot. It does scare me, and we noticed for about two weeks now, but the
> bowels still are moving with senekot, not yet this morning, but it is
> cramping me alot. I hate taking so much at one time. The drs said to
> me you can still have a kink or blockage in your bowel, and it will
> still move.
> I have been in alot more pain, it is getting hard to even pick something
> off the floor. Feels like the abdomen inside is tighting up and
> constricting me more. This is awfully discouraging.