five yrs out and having awful cramping.. sharp pains.
on 6/22/11 11:04 am
I've had several episodes of suspected partial obstruction or stricture that presented similarly, and it usually doesn't show on a scan, unless they try something like a barium swallow, and even then may not be definitive.
I'm not a doctor, so my advice is worth what your paying for it here, but I do know not to ignore pain like this. Do not tolerate pain. Go back to ER.
With a partial obstruction SOME liquid stool can pass but the rest is "obstructed". Pain is a sign and it needs to be heeded. Let us know how things go.
on 6/22/11 12:24 pm
on 6/22/11 1:51 pm
I had a similar experience as Heidi except I went from zero pain to 10+ over a few days. I had gone for a check up with my PCP and he was puzzled because my liver enzymes were through the roof which indicated gall bladder trouble and I did not have one. He asked me if I was in pain and I was not. He scheduled an ultra sound for the following Monday. Sunday I woke up in excrutiating pain and mid-day went to the hospital I knew my bariatric surgeon had privileges at so he could be called. I also had a stone in my bile duct which was causing pancratitis. My bariatric surgeon and a gastro surgeon performed surgery to remove the stone(s) and created a larger duct. I was in the hospital for almost a week.