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So sorry for your discomfort.
What are your bowel patterns like?
Do you have trouble swallowing solid food?
At this time not good. Not regular. I had three movements the first day of this episode and nothing since then.
No trouble swallowing food.
I am really concerned that you may have a bowel blockage.
Ok what does that mean?
It could be twisted or telescoped into itself. You really would need to seek care and without delay
Do you have a fever?
Do you think it could be my gallbladder? I do not have a fever.
Possibility but the pain area is wrong.
The pain would be in the upper right to mid upper abdominal area
Also gall stones typically don't mess with the bowels like you are describing. They can some but not to an extreme.
Ok what about woman problems? Some of the pain radiates around the ovaries? I had a endo ablation 9 years ago.
That is why I am thinking bowel problems.
ok Let's go back to the bowel blockage, what will the doctor do to check it?
Yes, just had recent gyn appt and all was good.
HA! We are typing over each other.
Haven't had a period in 9 years due to endo ablation.
Usually if if is female organs again does not effect eating or bowel movements
Ok, any ideas for comfort until I get into the doctor?
A possibility that adhesions which is scar tissue that can form from surgeries can block the bowel down and cause extreme pain.
But an ablation is on the inside of the uterus so adhesions are less likely unless you have had other surgeries.
I haven't had any surgeries except for the Nova Sure? Any other ideas what would cause the bowel obstruction?
Seriously, you really do need to seek care in the next few hours no more than 24 hours you can afford for you bowel to become "dead" or gangrenous.
Any ideas for comfort until I get to the doctor?
IF you do have a blockage they will check it out by a CT scan, abdominal x-rays and usually immediate surgery to save the bowel.
IT really can be serious.
What type of pain meds do you have?
You don't really want to mask the pain thinking that it is going away and really it is not. ALso narcotic pain meds can slow down the bowel even more.
The only pain meds that I can take are Tylenol. I'm allergic to everything.
I wish I had a great answer for you but I am afraid that normal ibuprofen or tylenol is not going to help. You have already tried heating pads.
Laxatives are strongly contraindicated if you have a possibility of bowel blockage. So don't try that.
How long again has this been going on?
Yes, however we I had liquids I didn't have any pain. Is that normal for bowel blockage?
It can be if it is a partial blockage or diverticulitis, which is an inflammation of the bowel. Sorry but we are really stuck with the bowel being the issue...
I am sorry diverticulitis is an infection and inflammation of the bowel.
Usually diverticultits is on the left lower abdomen but improves with clear liquids. But you still can have bowel movements.
I would really encourage you not to wait the weekend to be seen.
The left side is where the most severe pain radiates.
Than that is a possibility as well. Were your stools pebbly like prior to the pain?
A CT would diagnosis that also.
My concern for you is you are also a diabetic and I am sure you already know the risks of altered intake for several days.
No 2 were very loose stools and the other normal. But they were the same day all within 10 minutes of each other. I've had these episodes before where I don't go for a few days at a time if I am off my exercise regimen. However, I can have days where I go up to 6 times within a few hours with severe pain.
Other than general Irritable bowel symptoms, though I would still be checked out this weekend. You really need a work up on this. I hope that you can go to the ER without too much trouble. I know that no one wants to do that but I strongly encourage you to do so.
Then at least you would know what is safe to be treated with!
Thank you for your help, and have a great weekend!
They can give you medication to help with pain.
You too if you can! God BLess!