Jan 14, 2014 - 11:21 am
Wondering if anyone has been treated for adhesions from surgery? My husband had about 1/3 of his colon removed 13 months ago. Did well after the successful resection, finished 12 rounds of chemo in July. In October started feeling lots of cramping and even shooting pains in his left lower and central abdomen. He had a ct scan and colonoscopy in December - both were clear - no signs of anything unusual. He has had severe constipation for about a month now. He's tried Miralax, Senna, Magnesium citrate, Lactulose and now is using Linzess, a lower dose last week and now on a higher dose. He's had some diarrhea, still some cramping and just feeling pretty lousy. Onc said the gastro dr. needs to be the lead on this one. He's been in twice to see a NP in the office and spoken to her daily on the phone. Today he's going to insist on further tests, not sure if a PET scan or ultrasound might show more - anyone have any advice? They need to see his guts with food digesting, his pains seem to be the worst within an hour of eating. He's lost weight, but one good thing is his diabetes is back under control. CEA level in November 3.2, December 4.2 and 3.6 in late December. Onc. not concerned since scans were clear.
I've read about adhesions but haven't found any treatment or cure for them. Any information you can share would be most appreciated. Would a CT scan show adhesions?