Posted 11/7/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -6)
i had a perforated bowel after a colonoscopy. the biopsy punctured the lining. an hour or so after i was sent home, i couldnt breath, was hunched over, and was in total pain. i could hardly walk or move or talk. i'd never felt like that before or sense. luckily i had a friend to drive me to the hospital cos i was completely incapacitated. if you have a perforation, imho, you'd know very shortly after it happened as air/food, etc would be going into the body cavity = bad news. i had to have emergency exploratory surgery to stitch me back up. x-ray/ct scan can help determine the location and severity of the perforation.
imho, only cos i've had a perforated bowel, i think that the colonoscopy and/or prep irritated the intestines and caused you to flare. perforation or not, i sympathize with your situation cos 3 days in the hosptial w/o food being doped up on antibiotics and pain killers and not knowing exactly why super sucks as it reminds me of my 4 day hospital stay for surgery that became 13 days, complete with pneumonia and an NG tube for 3 days (ha! - i trumped you!).