obstruction with chills?

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   Posted 12/19/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Sunday, all.

I awoke this morning with the most intense abdominal pain I have ever had, all localized in the general area of my stoma and slightly to the right, but deep.

2 hours of cramping and pain, and I began vomiting. I have not stopped since.

The output from my stoma slowed significantly about the same time the cramping started. Output is off in color, more yellow than it should be it seems.

I've been rolling with this for 8 hours now, and I'm about to lose my mind. The chills have been CONSTANT since the pain started, but no fever.

My period ended last week, so there's no chance that is the culprit... and it never hurt like this.

My husband is brewing me some hot tea as we speak, I have the heating pad out, and I'm trying to massage the area, but...

does this sound like an obstruction to you guys? I read several posts, but none mentioned chills. It hurts so bad I can't even sleep through it...

any suggestions are greatly appreciated.


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   Posted 12/19/2010 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Just took a really hot bath and the pain was gone almost immediately. As the water cooled, the pain returned. No more indecision, though - this is def not stomach flu or something. I knew people said obstructions hurt, but JEEZE. I couldn't think straight.

I'm just gonna chug hot tea and get in the bath tub every time the hot water tank will allow for the rest of the day! See how it goes, then call the doc if needed tomorrow.

Happy holidays, all! And remember, CHEW YOUR BEANS AND WILD RICE! No scarfing. A lesson I will not forget ANY time soon.
28 yr old female
crohn's since 2004
every med.
ileostomy Jan 2010
wondering why I waited so long.

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   Posted 12/19/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like an obstruction to me. If you are having trouble keeping fluids down, you need to go to the hospital and get an IV to avoid severe dehydration and possible pbs with your kidneys. I have had the same symptoms over the past 1 1/2 and have learned that it is much better to go to the hospital immediately.

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   Posted 12/19/2010 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
go to the hospital!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
29y. married with one beautiful daughter born 11/20/07
-2002 dx with severe pancolitis u/c; 12/19/08 had total colectomy; 12/25/08 emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
Feeling Fabulous Now with my ileostomy!!!!!
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   Posted 12/20/2010 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree! Go to the hospital! An obstruction can be dangerous if left untreated for more than a few hours!
Ileostomy for 34 years due to UC. I had my surgery at 10 years of age.

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