I’m 27 years old and have had my j-pouch for 12 years now. I’ve had 2 complete bowel obstructions since my initial surgery that required emergency surgery. Luckily, I have been well since then (about 6 years ago) other than a few bouts of pouchitis.
The past few days I have felt like I am not fully emptying my bowels. I am going a few times a day but little bits with minimal gas. Additionally, I vomited last night, have no appetite and on and off cramping to my upper abdomen. I know I do not have a full blown obstruction from personal experience, however I am concerned this is a partial obstruction. I have never experienced this before. I am going to call my GI in the morning if I have no improvements. Any advice on what to do? Are there any interventions that help prevent this from turning into a complete obstruction? Does this usually resolve itself?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.