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Intestinal twisting??

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  • Posted By: nothappy
  • May 25, 2008
  • 07:35 AM

Hello, I am a 44 year old female who has a medical history that could choke a horse. I was diagnosed with Intracranial Hypertension in 1997, Pancreatitis in 1998 on 2 separate occasions, Chronic Pancreatitis in 1999, Biliary Stenosis in 1999, Crohn's Disease and Lupus all in the last 3 years. I had my gall bladder removed in 2004, I was stented in my bile ducts 13 times between 1999 and 2007, and in November of last year had my lower lobe of my liver, upper head of my pancreas, and entire biliary tree removed. The rest of my liver and pancreas were then reattached directly to my small intestines. It has taken a very long time to recover but I was actually doing pretty good. My problem now is that I keep getting this weird sensation that my intestines are twisting or something. It was happening maybe once every few days, but now it is more like every 15-20 minutes. It doesn't last very long but when it happens I feel someone is trying to rip my left shoulder off. I was wondering if anyone out there has ever had any issues with adhesions after a major abdominal surgery, or if anyone has experienced anything close to what I am describing? Thanks..

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  • Sorry I cant be of much help, but I do think you need to talk to a doctor. A phonecall or a trip to the ER would be in place. Kiera
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