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Gas Pains, Nausea, Urinary Issues

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  • Posted By: anjala75
  • August 31, 2008
  • 06:43 PM

A little past history for me. 6 Years ago I had exploratory surgery after 3 months of being told they didnt know what was wrong with me...a different story....The found that my bowels were adheased to my adominal wall. They seperated them and I immediately was better. Fast forward to a month or so ago. I noticed I was having a strange urinating sensation. It is really hard to describe. It usually is in the morning. I go to use the bathroom and everything seems like its coming out ok but I feel like I have to push to go and there is a heavy feeling, no sensation of release. This is not an everyday occurance but often enough that it scares me. I have had problems with laughing, coughing, running. Some urine comes out. I took my cranberry pills and did kegal exercises. Didnt help much. The last few weeks I havent been having normal bowel movements. Once in the morning but just didnt seem as much was coming out as was going in. I took some exlax and it didnt really seem to clean me out. I have been watching and making note of my movements. Just soft and no sensation of feeling better like normal. The last few days the pain has came up and a very active stomach. Alot of cramping, gas like pains in chest and under ribs, nausea, constipation, noisy stomach, Excessive appetite. I tried once again to use exlax. It didnt work for about 8 hours. I took double the dose in hopes that I would be cleaned out and against the advice of not taking if cramping and nauseous. I had a heck of a morning yesterday. Seemed to be cleaning me out well but not relieving the pain. I am still having cramps, sharp pains, nausea, and now it seems alot more burping. Not passing hardly any gas and had a small movement today even tho I ate fairly well yesterday.I have had the feeling of needing to go but no results. When I try to walk around and do things, the pain starts worse and the nausea kicks in. I have decided not to take in any food. I dont know if this is a good idea or not. Seems to me if food is causing the pain I shouldnt eat it. Even if I get quite vile when I am hungry. I am 5'6 130lbs. If that helps. I just dont know if this is related to my previous surgery and dont have health insurance or I would have already been to the hospital. Please help if you can.

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  • I wanted to add that I am a 33 female. Recovering alcoholic with 4 months sober. I had stomach issues in the past and figured that they were alcohol related. Now I am wondering if something else is going on. The pain goes from high up to low down. I have felt movement in my belly and if it wasnt for the fact that my tubes were tied, I would figure myself for pregnant because of movement, nausea and my stomach protruding a bit.Eating does seem to make the nausea stop and I feel better for about a half hour before it starts back up. I still havent ingested anything and feel like I have indigestion on top of everything else.
    anjala75 6 Replies
    • August 31, 2008
    • 08:23 PM
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  • New symptoms today. I havent been able to pass gas. Just when I think I may get relief, nothing. It actually seems like it hurts to try. Lotsa burping and some lower right hand side back pain and lowerfront right side pain. No bowel movement. Nausea.
    anjala75 6 Replies
    • September 1, 2008
    • 01:53 PM
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  • K went to a doc today. He suggested it was my ovaries and ordered a transverse adominal and pelvic ultrasound! Supposed to wait until the 17th for this test. I guess ovaries make you constipated and burp and have indigestion and not be able to pass gas very much. I had no clue. What do you think, shoudl I just hit ER and deal with the medical bills. He didnt even run a blood test to see if it was possibly my appendix. I am so lost right now.:(
    anjala75 6 Replies
    • September 3, 2008
    • 08:31 PM
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  • People with adhesions typically have them return however your doctor is doing the right thing in conducting an ultrasound to look for ovarian problems as well. You cannot see adhesions on an ultrasound but if you have a large cyst that can be causing urinary and bowel problems that may show. I don't know if you had your gallbladder checked but that too. Going to the ER won't solve the problem if it is adhesions because only surgery can tell about that.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 15, 2008
    • 04:09 AM
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  • Thank you so much for your response! It makes alot of sense. Doctor said gallbladder was fine...after pushing on it. Which I was relieved about as there is a family history of gallbladder issues. I go Wednesday...so only a couple more days and I will find out if its something detectable or another adhesion. I do have pain on and off on my left side too. I will post an update when I get the test results.
    anjala75 6 Replies
    • September 16, 2008
    • 01:43 AM
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  • Hey Heyman and anyone else reading. I got my sonograms done. Ends up it was my gallbladder after all, I have a 1.5 stone and several smaller ones. I also have a cyst that they told me not to worry about on my ovary....as for adhesions who knows..but probably. I have changed my eating habits to 6 small meals a day and staying away form greasy, fatty foods. It has made all the difference in the world. Come to find out that you can get stones and disease of the gallbladder by not eating enough good fats. Crash dieting..which I didnt do but when I was drinking I often would only eat once a day if that. Explains alot. It is a wait and see thing. If I have some really bad pain with vomiting then I go to ER and they will take it out probably. As for now I have no pain and am doing well. Thank you so much for your help. People with adhesions typically have them return however your doctor is doing the right thing in conducting an ultrasound to look for ovarian problems as well. You cannot see adhesions on an ultrasound but if you have a large cyst that can be causing urinary and bowel problems that may show. I don't know if you had your gallbladder checked but that too. Going to the ER won't solve the problem if it is adhesions because only surgery can tell about that.
    anjala75 6 Replies
    • October 10, 2008
    • 00:54 AM
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