Would like to hear from anyone who's had post op complications such as an obstruction

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Mjlcolby
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   Posted 1/16/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone
I just had laproscopic subtotal colectomy with all colon removed and small
Intestine attached to rectum. I had complications one being a leak at the site of
Reconnection. My surgery was Dec 5th so I'm about 6 weeks post op.
I'm experiencing constipation and pain and not passing the solid food I eat but am passing only water. I Was wondering if anyone has dealt with
Obstructions after this surgery and what symptoms they had. I'm getting discouraged. :(

Thanks so much
Melissa

mommyphotographer
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   Posted 1/17/2009 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry to hear about your problems.. your leaking after surgery. how soon after did you have it. I have had a subtotal in june and then a leak in october. and had two blockages now. and i am discouraged also............................ my last blockage was last week. would be nice to know the answers. i know when i had mine i felt alot of pain and very little stool passing thru.  my last blockage was like being in labor......... felt like contractions and came every few mins. I just pray that things work out for myself and you now also........
where are you from. i am from michigan

Mjlcolby
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   Posted 1/20/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for getting back to me. Right after I postedlast I as rushed to the Er because of hemmoraging. They kept me for two days but sent me home when they couldn't pin point the source of bleeding.

The constipation has subsided but I'm in a lot of pain still cramping and similiar labor like pain. Just curious if you experienced any bleeding with your blockages? Also do you know what caused them yet?

Hope u feel better
I'm in Boston area.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/20/2009 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Melissa--Welcome to the forum...Sorry you are having problems with your recovery.

Did the leak repair itself? What did your doc say about the pain? What was your original diagnosis?

There is a thread for colectomies...you might be able to get a quicker answer through that thread...Keep us posted on your recovery.

mommyphotographer
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   Posted 1/20/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
i had no bleeding . but the cramps are still here and i am still in pain on and off and always feel like i am on the verge of a blockage if that makes any since to you. but my belly does feel like peroid cramps or labor also. and i am soooo tired of hurting and so tired of being in and out of the hospital. i am praying i am over this run of bad health problems.  I dont have time to talk now but hope to hear back from you..
anotheremailforfun@gmail.com if you want to email me
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