I had my 1st blockage about 2 yrs ago while on vacation after being somewhat dehydrated from travel and eating some extremely chewy romaine lettuce- not a lot, but I should have known better. I had had my s pouch for 19 yrs, with no problems. I spent 48 hrs in hospital with NG tube. They gave me gastrograffin contrast thru tube and within an hour, things started moving. no mention of adhesions. About 3 months ago, same thing happened here at home, caught it earlier, so not as much pain, but I started vomiting. Went to hospital, no NG, but again had gastrograffin, and it worked well again -a day and a half in hospital. I’m not as sure what triggered it that time, I had had sweet and sour chicken with steamed rice, that I had eaten a ton of times over the years, but the chicken was a little overcooked, so that’s maybe what did it. Lastly, we just got back from vacation, ended up in ER again, felt it coming on again, went to ER, gave them my story, they gave me gastrograffin again, worked in an hour and a half, out in 3 hrs. Not sure why this happened, maybe dehydrated again from traveling? Had only eaten a cheese omelet and toast that day. Needless to say, I stuck to Ensure, soup, jello, and other soft items for rest of trip. No one has ever mentioned adhesions, my 1st 2 bouts, I had a CT scan and X-rays. I am going to try and get in with the surgical group that did my surgery 20 yrs ago, to see if they have any suggestions. Does anybody know if anything works as well as gastrograffin, once you have a partial blockage. Vickie
UC dx 1999. 2 step S pouch surgery 2001. I am a hospital pharmacist. My mom had UC, had traditional ileostomy for 26 yrs with no problems.