I have had two colon resections for cecal vovulus. As a result, I have a lot of scar tissue in my colon. This means I occasionally get blockages. Sometimes they will clear on their own and sometimes (once thus far) I have needed to be admitted and have an NG tube, nothing by mouth, etc until it clears. Worst case scenario is more surgery which, thank God, I haven't had to do yet. So last night I had a partial blockage and ended up in the ER. they wanted to admit me but, as it was only a partial blockage, I left. I had a BM this morning, so I am hopeful that I will not have to go back to the hospital and that everything is fine. I'm just wondering if anyone else has experience with this and if anyone might have some advice about either helpful things to do or how you know when you should go to the hospital. Any advice at all would be appreciated.
Thanks and I hope everyone has a healthy day!
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year; diagnosed with colitis 2007; malrotated colon; no cecal valve, removed during surgery; gastritis emptying; Amitiza; Levsin, occasional peppermint oil/charcoal
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