Bowel preforation

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   Posted 6/9/2010 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had one and what are the symptoms.
Thank You KayC
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   Posted 6/9/2010 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you suspect you have one right now, KayC?

If so, I suggest calling or (better) going to your hospital right now. Don't delay; please go.

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   Posted 6/9/2010 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Lots and lots of unbearable pain...I was perforated when I had my first surgery and was diagnosed. If you're in enough pain that you think it's possible for you to be perforated, please go to the ER.

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   Posted 6/10/2010 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
And - in no time at all w/a perforation you will spike a temperature as the infection spreads thru out your abdomen. Perforations can quickly become killers.

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   Posted 6/10/2010 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Is this after a colonoscopy? After my last colonoscopy, I was told to seek help immediately if I passed more than an eggcupful of blood or experienced severe abdominal pain. I don't know if that helps, but I agree with the other posters; if you think you have a perforation, then don't wait.
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