i just wanted to let you know - when my adhesions were at their worst - I has hospitalized for 4 days because of the severe pain and fever and elevated white count. This happened three months in a row - every test in the book was run and everything was "normal" I sent for my GI report and the doc dictated that everything in the colon was normal. He also said that the colon was fixed due to adhesions but he never acknowledged that the adhesions were causing the pain - go figure!
At 07:21 PM 6/13/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>The colo-rectal doctor I saw has a website and on it he says that IBS
>>does NOT cause intestinal bleeding and any such bleeding must be
>>It is very frustrating not getting diagnosis (2 years for me) but I
>>really feel that I have never been treated like a hysterical woman. They
>>repeated my laparoscopy 6 months after the first and all I was
>>complaining about at that time was right lower quadrant pain. (of
>>course they knew I had adhesions left behind from the first lap) Right
>>now my pcp is stumped and that scares me.
>>The infections, white count and pain sound scary, I am assuming you are
>>treated with antibiotics at this time?
>> Post away whenever you feel like it, don't worry about being wordy.
>It's funny that I am a logical, type a personality and far from
>hysterical. But I hate to say that the last appointment I had last week
>I cried when the doctor told me yet again that they don't see anything
>wrong. It sounds stupid I guess to want there to be a problem, but it
>sure is frustrating to be "normal" and in so much pain. They have put
>me on antibiotics numerous times and the bleeding and white blood cells
>will return to normal for a while. I will take your advice and try
>another doctor(colo-rectal) and see what happens. I think this forum is
>going to be very helpful in giving me the strength to keep trying. You
>say that your pcp is stumped? What kind of problems are you having now?
>Do they think that your adhesions have returned again? When you saw a
>colo-rectal specialist did they come up with any ideas? I'm sorry you
>are scared. I can understand and wish I could help. Take care. Ginny