Re: new here - worried about adhesions

From: Robin (
Wed Sep 13 21:35:10 2000

I have pain all the time. My pain meds keep it mostly at a tolerable level, but some days it is worse. If I do too much, the next day, my pain will be much worse, I also sometimes have stabbing pain, that is so bad, it takes my breath away. For a long time, I took Vicodin for the pain, although I was never pain free. My Dr had to add more meds, until we found a combination of different medications to get more relief. I am now using the duragesic patch, vicodin 10mg,& equagesic tablets. Most days I still have tolerable pain. 2 1/2 years ago, I had a barium enema which showed 2 pollups & I had a colonoscopy to remove them, at that time every thing else seemed fine, but I still had pain, because of the adhesions. On Oct 3, I will be having a procedure done where they will stick a tube in my nose & into my intestines. The Dr thinks that it will show that my adhesions are either squeezing my intestines, or have them twisted. I hope you like it here, You will find suport & tons of information here Best wishes, Robin

At Wed, 13 Sep 2000, anonymous wrote: >
>doc thinks I have adhesions. I had a hysterectomy 2 1/2 yrs ago.
>Problems started then. Pain in lower right quadrant of stomach. Doc
>wrote it off as irritable bowel until it got worse. Had a barium enema
>and an attempt at a colonoscopy. Gastro doc couldn't even get around
>the first bend in the colon due to my pain (I was heavily sedated).
>Because the barium enema was normal, he feels I have adhesions attached
>to the bowels. Here's my questions: The pain is always there only it is
>tolerable most of the time without any medication. Sometimes it is so
>bad I feel I need to go to the emergency room. I can't sit or lay down.
>Pain medicine doesn't even touch it then. Can this be adhesions? I
>don't understand why it hurts this severe only some of the time. I
>don't have diahrrea or constipation. I watch my diet carefully and get
>my exercise. Also, can adhesions continue to grow or get worse?
>Thanks for your help -- sorry this is so long.


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