ER last night--blockage

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   Posted 9/24/2008 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
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!
katie; 23
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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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/24/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
What symptoms have you had?  I've been having stomach problems lately.  Have lost about 25 pounds, and I hurt in the middle of my abdomen right up under my sternum.  It feels like my food does not digest, yet it hurts pretty much allll the time.  Almost like a spasm.  Sometimes it worse than others.  I take ACIPHEX (they told me it was acid reflux).  I had and EGD, CT of plevis and abdomen which was negative.  Only thing that showed on the EGD was h-pylori.  Sometimes the pain goes around to my back and nope, my gallbladder's been gone for 8 years now!  It is really getting aggravating because it is a constant, aggravating pain.  I'm able to work but some days it's just unbearable. 
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