Reply to "Abdominal Pain - Possibly from Adhesions"

Yeah the ER dr's are always like 'everything is clear" for me but I insist on them calling the surgeons anyway and that is who admits me. ER doctors don't have the expertise to deal with us I have learned. My "scans" are always clear ut the surgeons admit me for bowel rest etc. anyway for 3-4 days. They say they can tell by the symptoms/how we respond to the treatment. Maybe next time you are in the ER, insist o a colorectal surgical consult and make your case. I had one surgeon at another hospital who, too said "go home", so now I go to another hospital where I found a more caring surgical team. It is amazing how different medical opinions can be...!!! I am just shocked to see here how many of us are dealing with this. It seems like a major downfall of pouch surgery. I am at the point of considering disability because I deal with theme minimum of 15 days/month. I don't know how one is suppose to hold a job like this. i think we need to start a patient uproar to encourage more research into these long term side affects...!!!

 

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