For those who have had a resection surgery.

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   Posted 1/17/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
So I posted a few days back about being in the hospital. After tons of test including blood, indium (sp), and colonoscopy it shows that I am still in remission!! Great right!? Except for I still am having a lot of pain on my right side. Dr said there was scar tissue but not enough that it should be causing any sort of problems digesting anyways. He did say my colon was extremely sensetive (i was alway through the whole colonoscopy he said he dont know how but I was and I remember the whole thin everything that said and me hollar just about when he got to the point that hurts. Could scar tissue be causing this much pain if it isnt blocking anything off? I am so confused as is the GI. He said we could take out that piece of bowel but he didnt want us to b/c I have already had such a large resection. He sent me home on flagyl, percaset,pentsa, and bental (Sp on all that). Now after started the bental before meals I'm not haveing D anymore. I dont know if that means anythin to any of yall but I was having a lot and sometimes wasnt making it all the way through my meals. Now I have formed bms. after starting this. So my main question. How much does your scar tissue hurt? I hurt just setting and if I do things that are jarring me (like riding in a car, chasing my lo out of stuff, or walking very fast) the pain increases. I am soooo confused now more than ever. I want to be estatic that I am still in remission but wondering what the heck is causing this pain and how I am goin to manage it. Hope to hear from some of yall soon.

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   Posted 1/17/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
One thing I forgot i had a clear ct scan except for a hemorragic corpus lytem cyst that rupurted on my right ovary the day I was admitted (the did an u/s). That could have been what increased my pain so much?

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   Posted 1/17/2009 10:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Cat only thing I know about scar tissue is in many instances its best if left alone for some people. They can only remove so much anyway, secondly it will form again and possibly come back worse. Some people form scar tissue much more than others, I am one of them. If your dr says he really doesn't not want to remove that piece of intestine, then I would have to abide by what he says. Lets face it, we need every inch we have.

I would try to give it a little more time and then if its no better, get back in to see him and see what he can offer in the pain dept. Perhaps a trip to your PCP might be in order to get some pain meds. Good luck... Susie

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   Posted 1/17/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Ruptured cysts can be extremely painful.

Your previous surgery could have caused adhesions and scar tissue outside of your colon. Endometriosis could also cause right sided pain. These problems usually don't show up on scans so they are hard to diagnosis.

I have endometriosis and adhesions. Most of my pain is right-sided. Sometimes it hurts when I am just sitting around and it definitely hurts a lot worse when I walk fast or hit bumps in the car. It is getting worse but I have to wait a few more months for surgery.

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   Posted 1/18/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   

I have had 3 feet removed in 1987, since the birth of my second child in 2000.. I constantly have left sided pain, where my connection is. I even had surgery to remove scar tissue in that area, but I still have pain everyday. I have tried everything, I continue to have this pain. I have tried so many different things, medications and natural , but the pain is always there, some days better that others. But never free of it. It can get miserable some times.





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