I had my colonoscopy Friday morning and they seemed to have put quite a bit of air (CO2 apparently they told me) in me. I mentioned this is another thread, but I actually ended up going to the ER a few hours after my test due to a large amount of bleeding and a stabbing pain in my upper left abdomen. Since I'd never had that issue with any of the previous 8 or 9 scopes I'd had they had me check into the hospital for the night and gave me anti-nausea meds and painkillers.
I haven't had a BM since the scope (other than the 3 large, bloody once right after the test), which is pretty normal for me. Yesterday I was able to start getting rid of some gas and the stabbing pain went away. My abdomen is still very tender, but they let me go home anyway. The gas seems to almost be increasing though! My abdomen is getting harder and some of the gas is coming out here and there. But I'm not even hungry I feel so bloated. And I feel nauseas all the time. My gut sure is making plenty of noise though.
I did have a dose of Metamucil and VSL yesterday - my first one since my scope - hoping that may help get things moving a bit. So far I've only eaten very bland food since the scope.
Any suggestions on how to get the bloating to go away? I know once I have my first BM that will help a bit too.
UC - diagnosed 1994, in remission for 10 years, currently trying to get over a flare
Meds: Prednisone 6mg; Colazal 3 pills/3x day, 2 mesalamine enemas./day, VSL #3 DS 1 packet/day, Ultimate Flora 30 billion, iron, calcium, folic acid, L-lysine, Zyrtec, Yasmin, multi-vitamin, evening primrose oil, zinc
Tried Imuran but it affected my pancreas