What is a Blockage?

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Mule
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   Posted 5/9/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
An another question....Can you have a partial blockage?
 
What are the symptoms?

Red_34
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   Posted 5/9/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Mule, I hope this website answers your questions.  Do you feel as if you have a blockage?

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000260.htm


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Mule
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   Posted 5/9/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Red......That link helped.....no, I don't have a blockage. At least by what is described in the link.
 
Thanks, Mule
 
Doctor has me on 60 mg of pred. and Rowasa. Having very bad cramps with bm. And my hemroids are what's really hurting.
 

TraciZ
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   Posted 5/10/2008 2:00 PM (GMT 0)   
I just went to the ER yesterday to rule out a blockage. They said that some matter can "leak through" the blockage. So even if I was eliminating, I could still have one. I went to the ER, because I was having pain in my right side, which is a new symptom for me. The doc said that he'd be able to tell a blockage if my side was hard. But he could mush it around, so I didn't have one. There are also tests they can do: a CT scan and bloodwork.

Remember, it's better safe than sorry. If you feel like you need medical attention, you should get it. I LOVE to self-diagnose, but that's no substitute for proper medical care.

Good luck!
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