Husband had colonoscopy on Wednesdsay stil has not gone to the bathroom.....

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   Posted 10/4/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband had a colonoscopy on Wednesday. He starting prepping on Tuesday with Osmo Prep- of course, it took forever to start working, but by the time of the colonoscopy the next morning, everything had run it's course, and all went well. Except he wasn't sedated at all when he went in for hte scope, which he is upset about.. because he felt everything.
Another story...
anyways, the doctor was concerned about an area on the cecum that looked like a scratch- a fairly long scratch. Part of the cecum, ar ound the edge was swollen and reddened- or inflammed as he called it. But he said that the appendix and the cecum, or the appendix where the cecum adjoins sto was extensively swollen.
Now, he was not sure why, and he said you generally do n't see the appendix- he said it could be a tumor, or a cyst, he did numerous biopsies- and still is checking for crohn's.
That was on Wednesday. On Friday, he went and did he ct scan- to c heck his cecum, and appendix- the ct scan involved a contrast that he had to drink (not barium) and an injectable dye, as well.
He has no pain, but is run down, like normal..... howeve,r the thing that concerns me the most, is that he has not had a bowel movement at all since Wednesday after the colonscopy.
He had lots of gas Wednesday and Thursday. He has eated plenty. They told him to eat a high fiber diet, because they found he does have some diverticulosis, and we've started that.. but still no bowel movement.
A few questions... wouldn't being constipated rule out crohn's? I mean.... he has flare ups of intense diarrheah= meaning, when he has a flare up, they last for 2-8 days and he'll have 10-20 bouts of diarrheah those days, and then he'll go back to normal...but he has never had this constipation.
He doesn't hurt, and he doesn't feel like he has to go, either.. so I don't know what to think.. i'm at a loss... anyone deal with anything similar.

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   Posted 10/4/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Sadly, the lack of BM does not mean no Crohn's. C can happen for most people from time to time and some with Crohn's mostly get C. Colonoscopies can cause a certain amount of damage to the gut and it may be due to damage or pain from the lack of anaesthetic that his bowel is still sulking. Then too, the swollen cecum could be causing a partial blockage. You might want to try extra water for a couple of days, but if there is no movement within a couple of more days, you should ask your GI about it.

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   Posted 10/4/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I recently had a colonoscopy & it took 3-4 days before I had a bm. Tell your husband to drink as much water as he can. Increasing fiber intake to quickly can cause the constipation & needs to be offset with more water. Drink as many fluids as possible, but more water.
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In Remission for 11 years with no medication.
2009 Crohn's returns, Current Medication 40mg Predisone, 100mg Imuran, 1000mg Flagyl
3 Stool Softner's, 3 tsp Mineral Oil, Pro-Biotic Acidophilus
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   Posted 10/4/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I am no MD, but as a crohnie I do soft foods until I feel like my bowel healed up from the c scope. And lots of fluids.
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   Posted 10/5/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
THe last colonoscpy that he had was 11 years ago, and he had no problems healing or anything, bu at that time, he also didn't have the issues he has now, such as these types of things- suspiciono of crohns'etc...
I know that the pathology reports are back and so are the ct scans, but the doctor ahs to look at them before they will let me know the results.
Maddening, truly maddening!!
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