Pain upon eating, 3 weeks post-op

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    • #11382

      Hi, im looking for information about my condition from anyone who may have had similar problems. I had an incarcerated, strangulated ventral umbilical hernia 3 weeks ago. I got emergency surgical repair, open, direct, no mesh. Resection was not needed as blood flow was restored. My problem is that now, 3 weeks post-op, I still can’t eat much without suffering intense gut pain as my food is digested and passes through the intestine. I avoid the pain by eating just a couple bites of food 3 or 4 times a day, but this isn’t enough to sustain me. The doc says a colonoscopy is the next step, and I am trying to schedule that today. I am curious to hear from anyone who has had a similar experience. I can’t find anything like this in my internet searches. Thanks for any info.

    • #16478
      Good intentions

      I am not a medical doctor and have not had an umbilical hernia but the first thing that came to my mind was adhesions. Colonoscopy does not seem to be the common method of diagnosing adhesions though, so it’s not clear what your surgeon expects to find by that method.

      Search small bowel or small intestine adhesion and you’ll find a lot to read. Good luck.

    • #16612

      I had/have umbilical and ventral. A so called repair 6/2016 with mesh. I am experiencing minor pain with eating as well. A couple of people have told me the same. I have asked multiple medical people which tests would show possible adhesions. The majority says that maybe a CT. I have yet to try as I am trying to find Drs to remove mesh. Good luck

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