Reply to "Abdominal Pain - Possibly from Adhesions"

I saw a new gastroenterologist yesterday who also said he thinks my pain is caused by adhesions. He thinks I’m either experiencing partial obstructions that resolve on their own or that I’m just not able to go to the bathroom while in pain because it’s too painful to push with my abdomen & try to go when I’m in pain. He doesn’t know what causes the episodes or how to avoid them. Basically the adhesions pull on whatever they’re attached too & that causes pain but there’s no way of knowing exactly what triggers this. He said a low fiber diet  may help but there are no guarantees there. He said surgery to remove adhesions would likely make things worse and since this is only happening once every few months he wouldn’t recommend going down that road. He said unfortunately there’s not much we can do but treat the symptoms when these painful episodes occur. This has been a crazy journey trying to figure all of this out over the last 6 months or so! I’m starting to feel a little more okay with this new reality. As long as it’s not happening all the time and I can get through the episodes with some pain medication I can live with this. 

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