My husband is 33 years old and has 3 herniated disks in his cervical and thorax spine. He was on percocet and doing well. The doctor decided to put him on fentanyl patch. Shortly after starting fentanyl we was experiencing severe abdominal pain/constipation/nausea/loss of appetite and lost about 20 lbs. He was hospitalized and had endoscope/colonoscopy, which were normal except for hiatal hernia. He was changed from fentanyl patch to hydromorphine and put on a gluten free diet which seemed to help slightly. Now it is 2 years later and his symptoms are getting worse. Symptoms are: nausea, abdominal pain, hot flashes, passing extremely large bowel movements (usually with black tips on the end of the stool), soft mushy stools (sometimes pale colour), dizziness, weakness, lately a burning sensation in his abdoman and after urinating, sharp pains in the stomach, and just a general flu-like feeling. He has a history of testicular cancer, but has clean for over 5 years, and he had abdominal lymph node disection surgery which left many surgical clips and a large abdominal scar. Couldn't the past surgery have something to do with it. Scar tissue causing problems? Any ideas??Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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