Obstruction ???

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   Posted 7/16/2009 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, confused
I have a few new symptoms and I am not sure if they are related to UC or not. From looking them up on internet it seems I may have an obstruction.
I have not had nor had to urge to have a bowel motion in 6 days, I have left side pain (usual for me when flaring). I can only eat one or two bites of food or a few sips of water at the time, and then the pain and gurgling in my upper left stomach gets really bad. After about 20 minuites I then vomite up bile this is happening with since last Friday. I am now avoiding eating and drinking as I feel so bad when I do so I am now getting weak and tired aswell. Its wearing me down.
Could this be an obstruction of some sort? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
37, Female
Proctitis in 2000
Diagnosed in November 08 with colitis (By surgeon)
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/16/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I've heard of a blockage in the small intestines that typically happens to those of us with an ostomy but I never heard of an obstruction in the colon.

I found this condition, that must be rare since the colon is so large.
The term "obstructive colitis" refers to ulceroinflammatory lesions occurring in the colon proximal to an obstructing or potentially obstructing lesion.

I would ask your doctor to be scoped.
31 years old + married with children.
Ulcerative Colitis cause: In early 2003 I took Accutane for 4 months, permanent side effect resulted in 1 year of abdominal cramping and bloody stools.
May 2004: Diagnosed with Left sided UC (should have never taken the dangerous drug known as Accutane).
May 2004- May 2009: Prednisone, Asacol and others meds that did not work well-Remicade was great for 16 months then stopped working.
May 8th-June 24 2009: Pancolitis- active chronic 2 month flare up.
June 24th 2009: elective colectomy/ileostomy at Barnes/Washington University.
August 2009: planned rectum removal and j-pouch construction.
October-November 2009: planned Reversal.
Summary: Suffered 5 long years with sever Ulcerative Colitis, Anxiety and depression.

No more colitis!

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