I was just wondering if any of you have had problems with your anastomosis resulting from bowel resections. My resection was in July of 2003 (small bowl resected along with 1/3 of colon), the site had strictured down to almost a full obstruction in 2006, which the site was dilated with a balloon during a
For the last few months I’ve been feeling really bad again, partial bowel obstruction type symptoms, so I went to the GI docs and he said that surgical site was probably closed up again. He was right, the opening was a pin hole in size. He did dilate it with a balloon, and said he want to try again in 6 months to try to stretch the opening a little bigger. He did say that at some point I might have to have that spot removed and re-attached.
Is this normal for this to happen? I’m just curious of others have experiences this, and was it caused by disease or just scaring in nature?
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