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08-20-2012, 01:07 AM   #1
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Having surgery Wednesday

This one a laparoscopic exploratory surgery to see why I keep having bowel obstructions despite no evidence of currently active Crohn's. My GI doc thinks it is adhesions and if it is, the surgeon hopes to fix them with the laporoscope. Please wish me luck . . . I would so love to find an answer and stop having bowel obx every few months . . .
08-20-2012, 01:25 AM   #2
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Good luck with the surgery!

I find it odd that they couldn't find a cause anywhere. I'm assuming they did all the usual tests like small and large bowel follow throughs, MRI, MRE, CT scan perhaps even an ultrasound?

Either way, hope you get it sorted soon. Obstructions are no fun at all. Keep us posted on how it goes!
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08-20-2012, 01:54 AM   #3
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Yep, In the last few months I've had all the tests you listed, plus colonoscopy, hydrogen breath test, and gut motility study. All normal, which is why the thought is that there's some mechanical problem, like adhesions. The surgeon said that there's obviously something wrong with my intestine, and at this point the only way to determine what is to go in with the laparoscope and see. I'm hoping that he finds something easily fixable so I can eat FOOD again! After 4 years of low fiber, no skins, no seeds, no fruit, no veg . . . if he fixes me, I can't even tell you how grateful I will be.
08-23-2012, 11:49 PM   #4
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08-24-2012, 01:44 PM   #5
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Unsuccessful . No problems found, so no fix in sight, and dr is out of ideas. Devastated and can't stop crying.
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