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Abdominal pain, nausea, constipation

Jan 10, 2015 8:48 PM

For the last year or so I have had these horrible pains and nausea that sometimes gets so bad I vomit and can't even keep water down. I have been using laxitives, almost 4 a day, just to pass anything but still have GERD. Yesterday I stopped laxitives and it's still the same. I have not had a bowl movement in 2 days now, and the pain is increasing and I'm still nauseas!

Jan 10, 2015 9:25 PM

You need to go to an emergency room because you could have a blockage and that can be life threatening. No joke! In 2010 I kept complaining of the same symptoms. My doctor kept brushing it off as IBS. After 6 months of back and forth visits & changes in treatment, I began to bleed; I'd had a hysterectomy... (Sorry to you all if this is offending or embarrassing). A doctor did an internal ultrasound and saw a huge mass. It took nearly 2 more months for my doctors to get everything in place for surgery. By the time I went in to have the mass removed I was surviving on 1 yoplait yogurt a day. I couldnt stand to take in food because it wasnt moving out. My bowels were being squeezed off by the mass, as was my bladder. Two days post op I developed an Ileus and started vomiting black stuff, requiring intubation for 48 hours. My stool had been backing up into my stomach because of the mass blocking off followed by the Ileus. I have not been the same since. I now have pelvic floor dysfunction & pelvic congestion syndrome, interstitial cystitis, as well as constant major IBS fluctuations. Get checked asap!

Jan 10, 2015 9:30 PM

Kashiiguren, I'm not saying this to scare you. I just don't want anyone to ever suffer like I did. No bm in several days is one thing, but accompanied by pain & nausea could be quite serious.

Jan 11, 2015 5:02 AM

I agree with Flappy, considering your symptoms you need to go to the ER and get an ultrasound or more advanced scan.

Jan 11, 2015 5:38 AM

Def go and get scanned. I've had the same issue with the pain and constipation. You want to rule out the life threatening first. Mine turned out to be my back muscle spasms radiating out to my midsection cramping everything up so that my intestines weren't passing matter. The pain can double you over though...I was checked for appendicitis, blockage, and follow up tests for Crohn's - all clear. I hope you feel better.

Jan 11, 2015 11:57 PM

Hmm I am having surgery tomorrow, and I have mentioned it to my gastro before, which is one reason why I am getting my gallbladder removed, but I'm just scared that even after all of this and the surgery that I will be as bad as I was last year, which was hospitalized about once a month and constantly missing work and school. My old pcp didn't do anything about my health, but my gastro has been working with me the past two months and I have learned more then before! You guys are sweet~ I think I might wait it out til a week or so after surgery and talk to my gastro if I still can't pass and am all of the above. *sigh*

Jan 12, 2015 7:37 AM

You should let your doc know before surgery. It may have bearing on how well & fast you recuperate. Also, while they're taking the gallbladder out, they could possibly take a look for enlarged intestines or twists. God bless & watch over you in surgery.

Jan 12, 2015 9:16 AM

Flappy is absolute right, they could have a good look while they are in there and if they spot anything deal with it there and then our later depending

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