cptmac wrote:So what are the symptoms of a blockage? How do you know when to go see a doctor? What's the difference from feeling uncomfortable vs pain and needing to go to the ER? Is there a difference between a partial blockage and a full blockage? Could I still have a blockage after taking a laxative?
For me, I get a blockage about once a year. Wish I could determine "why" it happens, random. For me, starts out light waves of pain, that grow in intensidy. After about 2-3 hrs, I'm doubled over in pain. Nausea kicks in. Sometimes I throw up. For me, generally start to finish, last 6-8 hrs, when I"m passing gas or BM, I know the worst is over, pain is going away or has totally subsided. Next 24 hrs, tummy feels like it's been through a meat grinder.
Have not been to the ER yet, but do have paperwork that describes my symptoms and what should be address.
Once I thought I was going into a blockage, stopped eating, liquids only until I start passing gas or BM. 12 hrs later, I'm confused, finally take my temperature, WOW, it's up there, I'm actually sick!!!! 48 hrs, I'm fine. I've never had a fever with a blockage. Learn something never everyday.
Yes, one of the side effects of being a cancer survivor,