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May 27, 2016 · Bowel obstructions caused by adhesions following abdominal surgery in Digestive Health

I have great sympathy for your situation. Even though I’ve been lucky – since I was hospitalized 16 months ago – and not had an episode since, I get scared every time I feel the slightest discomfort in my belly. The thing I find so frustrating is that I have gotten such a wide variety of advice: eat more fiber; avoid greens and fiber; eat 6 small meals a day. Then, I’ve have 2 doctors tell me that what I eat, or don’t eat, if I’m going to have an obstruction, I’m going to have one – it’s just bad luck. I hope you will find what works for you!

Mar 20, 2015 · Bowel obstructions caused by adhesions following abdominal surgery in Digestive Health

I just joined this site and am looking to see if anyone talks about bowel obstructions caused by adhesions following abdominal surgery. I had successful sugery for colon cancer in 2008. About 6-months later I was hospitalized for 5 days with a bowel obstruction (that did resolve without further surgery). It took several months for my system to get back to “proper working order,” but it did and for the past 5-years everything worked normally. Then, out of the blue, I had another bowel obstruction 2-months ago. I was hospitalized for 6-days, but again, no surgery. At this point I can only have bowel movements by taking Miralax and then I have diarrhea. I’m trying to eat a normal diet, just smaller amounts at a time and more frequently. I’m paranoid about another bowel obstruction, and also that my guy will not get back to normal. Has anyone had experience with this?