Weight Loss Surgery - Intestinal obstruction after gastric bypass




Sleepy
05-29-2013, 05:25 AM
due to tangled intestines.. Did anyone experienced this? How does the pain feel?


jiffypop
05-29-2013, 09:36 AM
have you talked to the surgeon about this? what's going on? tangled intestines can be very dangerous and nothing to mess around with.

Sleepy
05-30-2013, 01:41 PM
Yes I have called them yesterday..they said I should come in for a check...just couldnt face that at the moment..so I decided not to. Am not feeling that well last couple of days...phisicaly and mentally.. The pain stopped today so I guess it either fixed itself or wasn't that bad yet. Im off to bed to sleep this over...maybe I'll wake up in the better mood ;) of course if I'll experience more pain I will go in.


jiffypop
05-30-2013, 02:06 PM
It could be a lot of things - from gas to blockage to stress to a bug [honest!]. In general, if you're passing gas and pooping - even just a little - it's unlikely that your intestines are tangled and blocked. But please PLEASE keep an eye on it and don't be a hero...

Zeitgeist
05-31-2013, 07:05 AM
If you, or your surgeon, suspect a blockage, get thee to a doctor ASAP. It is not something to ignore or hope goes away.

jiffypop
05-31-2013, 08:49 AM
sleepy - how are you feeling? just a reminder that today is FRIDAY, which means that your surgeon might not be available over the weekend, and you'll have to deal with the ER if something really bad happens.

Sleepy
05-31-2013, 03:16 PM
Thank you both! Im feeling better..the pain is gone..but I'll still keep an eye on it if it returns. I do think if the blockage occurs the pain is much stronger right?

jiffypop
05-31-2013, 06:21 PM
yes - it is. chances are you'd be nearly unable to walk. but still, don't fool around with this!

missangelaks
06-01-2013, 03:02 AM
are you constipated??? I know I still have a heck of a time with that! Combo of high protein diet, not as much water and food as I was before..."things" will just stop and it can be quite painful! Maybe you could ask your surgeon about getting things moving?

Hope you are feeling better and better...

Sleepy
06-03-2013, 03:19 PM
Im not sure what it was...maybe just gas hehe...though I didn't feel it at all..my surgeon explained that sometimes air (gas) just goes the wrong way and it results in severe pain.. So maybe it was just that..