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10-23-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Throwing up 2-3 times every month- 2 years after surgery.

I have Crohn's and had surgery for it two years ago. The surgeons removed some of my small intestines that had fistulas and reconnected them. The surgey went well and i wasout of the hospital within 2 weeks. 3-4 months after the surgery I would get very sick about 3 times a month where i would eat somehitng and my body would not digest it and i would be throwing up for hours. This left me weak alot and feeling sick for 2 days after normally. I went to my GI doctor who told me to get a Colonoscopy . When the results came back he said i had narrowing where they reattached my intestines and that he had gone in with a little balloon to widen the area. Well I felt better for months after but still once in a while I would get sick and be throwing up but not nearly as much as before. Now two years later and the past month i have been sick and throwing up 4 times out of the month and I have zero warning of what will cause it. Has anyone else had this happen after surgery is this common to be like this after you have surgery. I am making naother appt with my dr but i know the routine.. I will need another Colonoscopy. I am just tired of feeling sick especially after having the surgery. When these attacks happen i am ususally sick and out of commision for 2-3 days, it affects everthing. Any help?
10-23-2012, 11:09 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forum

I felt fine for a few weeks after my resection last year but when I flared again I did have the new symptom of being sick until I was emptied out and dry heaving. As I had not had this issue before I did wonder if the changes inside brought on by the op had a part to play in this..... It did however get sorted with being put on steroids and getting the the tum settled again - what meds are you on currently if any? What type of foods are you eating at the moment, have you made any changes diet wise since the op?

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10-23-2012, 11:32 AM   #3
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Hello and thank you for your response. I am not any meds as of now. I do eat rather healthy as i am someone who works out 6-7 days a weeks so I keep my diet very clean. When i find something that i have eaten that causes me to be sick until i throw it all up I avoid it but lately I can eat like some thing like lets say beans on day and be fine but then eat them again a week later and be sick to my stomach for hours. I too get extremly nausuas and dry heave. I have been stressed lately so perhaps that is part of it but before the surgery I never felt like this. Granted I did have different problems but never throwing up. I have never been one to try the steriods, my brother however also has crohn's and has been on them and has felt better very quickly from them but I want to try to do it with out being on them because I watched my cousin ( who also has crohn's) be put on steriods and was miserable ( weight gain, breaking out, depressed). I really think it has to do with the surgery and that where they reconnected my intestines is inflamed and certain things irritate it to the point where it will not allow my food to be digested.
10-23-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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Hopefully the cause is down to inflammation which is usually easier than scar tissue to sort out. One thing to look into if you really want to try and avoid the meds is enteral nutrition, this can really help calm the tum down and in some cases is more successful than the steroids.
10-23-2012, 12:06 PM   #5
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Thanks you.
10-23-2012, 10:34 PM   #6
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Hi there and welcome to the community

I'm sorry you're having some struggles right now

How soon after you eat do you throw up? And where specifically was the surgery, meaning, what specific part of your intestines?

I wish you well.
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