I have a colon obstruction. I can even pinpoint where it is, because I can feel it both from the outside and inside. The symptoms are fever, abd pain, lower back pain, cramping, nausea, no solid poop for 2 months, my belly looks 6 months pregnant, and if I take laxatives (I've taken fistfuls), nothing comes out for DAYS. When it finally does, it's just a trickle of liquid. I'm so frustrated.
I've been to the ER and I told them everything I told you just now, and the Dr gave me GOLYTELY and a scrip for antibiotics, and sent me home. I've worked as an xray tech for 13 years, so I knew that GOLYTELY is contraindicated, but I tried it anyway. For two days my abd boiled furiously, still with nothing happening. I finally spent a day doing every kind of enema multiple times until I felt relief. (Seriously - I did at least 14 enemas over a 24 hr period).
I can't keep doing this just to get relief! I went to my own Primary care physician after a month and a half of this, and he told me that he bets when I get home, I'll relax and then it'll just happen that I'll be able to poop normally. He said if I'm not better in 3 days, to come back. I reminded him that it's already been a month and a half, and I mentioned that I'm worried about laxative addiction, he said he's not concerned about it and neither should I.
Should I just let it build up until I have feculent vomiting and then ask for help? How do I get these Dr's to help me? Oh, I also have 4 xrays of my abdomen that I did on 4 different occasions, and every single one shows air-fluid levels all the way around. When I showed two of them to my PCP - he told me to do more enemas and laxatives.
I have 3 questions:
Does anyone know of another form of treatment to try?
What am I doing wrong?
Should I stop trying to treat it myself, and let it get critical, and then ask for help?