Collapsed colon???

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badheartdude
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   Posted 10/25/2011 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
So I spent the better part of yesterday at the hospital getting a ct scan as I thought I may be having problems with my lone kidney, I was told not to leave the hospital until my gp had the results. After many long agonizing hours of waiting he called and said my kidney was ok but my colon had collapsed? I had never heard of that and after googling it sounds like can be caused by a bowel obstruction, i.e. tumor, cyst, etc. my gp was able to get me an appt. with a G.I. Doc today as its causing alot of pain ( as if I don't already have enough !) was wondering if anyone else has had this or what I can expect at the docs. I can't stomach the thought of any more surgeries, no pun intended. Please be thinking of me as I am very scared.
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straydog
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   Posted 10/25/2011 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Badheart, I had a complete obstruction and abscess which required an emergency small bowel resection. The fear was it perforating which can be fatal. Many times an obstruction can be dealt with by medication or be put in the hospital and put on bowel rest, meaning IV fluids only and NG tube put in.

I do hope that you can be seen by a gastro today to get all of this confirmed one way or the other, please let us know.
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badheartdude
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   Posted 10/25/2011 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Stray dog, I met with the gi doc, something going on in my lower colon, will be having a colonoscopy in the next few weeks but because of my blood thinners she is only able to do biopsy, if she finds a tumor or something she will have to go back in after I can stop my meds and remove it then. The long short of it is I am potentially facing two procedures instead of one which is really stressing me out! Seems the punches keep coming and I can't catch a break!!
intercostal neuralgia, degenerative disc disease, atherosclerosis, depression, & anxiety
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 10/25/2011 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Badheart I'm sorry that you have yet another issue. I wish you good luck with getting the procedure and there being nothing but a tumor.

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Loretta
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