Wishing everyone well in this COVID-19 world.
The past few months, for me, have been met with bouts of bloatiness and fullness after eating, to feeling good. Never any real obstructive issues, though one time my BM frequency decreased and was accompanied by cramping. GI sent me for a pouchogram, which was deemed clear.
Haven't felt "right" since then (over summer), still with the bloating and fullness... incomplete emptying feeling. Few days ago, noticed a decreased in bowel sounds and then in movements. Bit worse than I've had in past years, so GI sent me into ER. Been on clear liquids for 2 days, had a CATscan and was admitted. This morning, surgeon told me that my pouch looked dilated/enlarged and full, and then at the stoma site was normal, and then more enlargement upstream from that. Also said she believed the CATscan is consistent with the summer's pouchogram. Right now, I'm passing liquid and minimal gas, but nothing else. Feels like something is blocking the exit, but had a DRE for stricture, which was negative.
Right now, it's a wait and see game. My original surgeon retired a few years back, so I'm in the hands of a new local team. Anything we're missing here? Don't quite understand why they see something at the stoma site that would effect anything downstream, right?
Not how I envisioned the weekend!