I thought I would write before I see the new GI doctor and ask you some questions. I assume that you have had C T SCANS. when you go to the hospital. What about MRI and scans with contrasting medium? What about any swallowing tests with contrast medium? Do you have copies of these tests and the CDs to take with you to the doctor? Are you going to be seeing doctors that is a colorectal surgeon and a GI that actually are familiar with J Pouch surgery. I think you are smart to have the endometriosis looked at too. My problem shows up on scans as being around the area of the anastomosis I have been told that I will have to deal with these episodes (bowel obstructions )as long as I respond to the treatment that I mentioned N G tube , pain meds , hospitalization andbowel rest. More surgery would only be done if it was an emergency such as a strsngulated bowel or gangrene. Crazy thing is the condition or the j pouch on the pouchscope is good. I continue to be told by my doctors that they can't tell me if there is anything to do to prevent t hem. I will be anxious t o hear what you are told and will let you know after my next appointment in April if I learn anything else. Hopefully we can stay out of the emergency room in the meantime.
Have you corresponded with anyone else on this site that has chronic obstructions?