Partial Obstruction??

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

d2parrotperson
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 9/15/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a stricture that is very narrow.  It is about as wide as a very skinny pen.  I has a balloon dilatation a couple of months ago, and it was no help.  Lots of rumbly in my tumbly going on still.  I've been getting signals for about 2 wks now that a flare is coming on.  Saturday I starting feeling twinges of pain.  That night I was in the tub, dozing off.  All of a sudden I heard the most horrendous sound come from my tummy.  Then I could feel the remains of my spaghetti & butter dinner squeezing through the stricture.  I have had CD for 30 yrs, and a stricture for several yrs.  I have NEVER felt this before.  Is it a partial obstruction?  I ahve been fasting since this happened.
 
P.S. I am awaiting a call from doc.
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
 
Stephanie
When I am weak, then am I strong


Nanners
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 9/15/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sure in your 30 years you have experienced a complete obstruction before, right? If so, you will feel very similar to a complete obstruction. With my partial I had that really bad pain that came in waves like labor pains around the bellybutton area. I had some D, but very little and couldn't move very much air thru either direction. A partial obstruction feels very much like a complete. I hope that helps.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


d2parrotperson
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 9/15/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I ahve not had a dx'd obstruction. I have flares where the pain just doesn't stop. When I flare the pain is so intense as to put me in a fetal position on my side, praying. I get them hard. I cannot think of a pain more intense or unrelenting. I rarely vomit though. So, I'm not sure if I've had one. I don't go to the dr unless it lasts for more than 2-3 days usually.

Are obstructions self correcting?
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
 
Stephanie
When I am weak, then am I strong


Nanners
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 9/15/2008 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Not generally. Some partials will clear by going on a clear liquid diet, but I have never been able to handle one at home, they just hurt way too much.

Are you having any bm's at all? You have to be careful with obstructions. If they are left to go on too long they can cause a rupture which could be become a critical situation. Hope you get feeling better soon.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


gachrons
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 9/15/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Like Nanners said I go to the hospital when I get them. With that much pain soounds like you should be in one. The intestine can become enlarged. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


kam#7
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 9/15/2008 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Like everyone else, I had to go to the hospital. The pain was way too bad to handle on my own. I also puked a few times and I remember that the pain would spike about every ten minutes...i was told that was when my body would try and move the food through my system and the pain was from the blockage.

Good luck and keep us posted
35 year old female - Diagnosed w/Crohn's 2002 - Surgery 2004

Currently taking: Pentasa, Entocort, Imuran, Immodium, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Seroquel


MAG102886
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 674
   Posted 9/15/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I waited 3 weeks before I went to the hospital when I had my obstruction, I had lost about 20lbs and was so weak from not being able to eat...I could barely stand at that point.  I got a very long talkin to by my GI, he basically ripped me a new one (no pun intended lol), and told me never to wait!  If I cant get ahold of him, go straight to the ER and get on IV steriods/pain meds as soon as possible.
Dianogsed with Crohns at 16, 21 yrs old now.
Surgeries:1 Bowel Resection, Gallbladder Removed. Another Resection Scheduled for September.
Current Meds: Humira (weekly), 60mg Pred, Levbid, Nexium.
 

d2parrotperson
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 9/16/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your replies. I appreciate your concern for me. Such a blessing!

The pain I described above is what i usually get in a flare. I have not had much pain at all with this. This is day 3 with no food. I woke up today with my tongue coated heavily so I know I'm in a bad place. I don't understand the lack of pain. I am very confused. Maybe I stopped eating soon enough? This has never happened. I've had some nausea but no vomiting. This is all new to me. I've had CD for 30 yrs and never had this happen! Every flare has be excruciating.

I got a call from the dr. He wants surgery because the dilation didn't work. I've not heard from a surgeon yet though. i really do not want to do surgery again. I am needed at our shop. If I can't be here we have no one to run it. Can't afford to be without it! This is a pretty pickle.
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
 
Stephanie
When I am weak, then am I strong


d2parrotperson
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 9/16/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   

bump

 


150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
 
Stephanie
When I am weak, then am I strong


kimberlayn
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 239
   Posted 9/16/2008 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I never vomited when I had an 'almost complete obstruction' as the doc said. Maybe the pain from your flares has been from partial obstructions? If your so in pain that you're in the fetal position it must be hard to keep the shop going anyway, so maybe surgery might be worth it if you're pain-free after. I hope you feel better soon.
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 34f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bentyl, vicodin as needed, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.


d2parrotperson
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 9/16/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Good point kimberlayn. One I tend to push aside.
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
 
Stephanie
When I am weak, then am I strong

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 02, 2016 11:59 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,731,977 posts in 300,977 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151141 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, LydiaLoftis.
208 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Girlie, gitane44


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer