11 years 1 month ago - 11 years 1 month ago#25579by Patricia
Wow..lots of causes for ileus
ileus /il·e·us/ (il´e-us) intestinal obstruction.
adynamic ileus that due to inhibition of bowel motility.
dynamic ileus , hyperdynamic ileus spastic i.
mechanical ileus that due to mechanical causes, such as hernia, adhesions, volvulus, etc.
meconium ileus ileus in the newborn due to blocking of the bowel with thick meconium.
occlusive ileus mechanical i.
paralytic ileus , ileus paraly´ticus adynamic i.
spastic ileus mechanical ileus due to persistent contracture of a bowel segment.
ileus subpar´ta that due to pressure of the gravid uterus on the pelvic colon.
I'm pretty sure yours is not due to pressure of the gravid uterus:side:
No adhesions right? Just wondered if they could see those with a 3 D CT?
Mine happened 9 days after my initial cystectomy.....but it was the first case they had ever seen where a part of my small intestine got caught under one of my ureters!..that was a first for The Cleveland Clinic or so they said. That was a lot of fun!!!!!!!!Pat
Thanks! My uro said if it happens again he's going to speak to a general surgeon about options. I'm hoping I am done with it.
What happens during the blockage is that the intestine on the blocked side gets stretched out, which seems like it could cause the problem to recur unless it clears fairly fast. That's what was seen on the CT scan and xray.
I know a guy who had a neobladder about the same time I did. He had problems with several intestinal blockages 6 to 8 months after his surgery. That was almost 3 years ago and he has never had a problem since then. It takes time for your body to completely heal from such major surgery. I'd bet those problems are now in your past.
DX Jan 2006 - T1B G3
RC - Neobladder June 2006
Forgot to mention this idea...do you take fish oil daily? I was in the hospital about 15 months back for a blockage...lucky for me it cleared itself up. Anyway, I take fish oil, omega-3, 1200 mg. daily...sometimes twice a day depending on what I have eaten...does a great job of keeping the ole bowels working smoothly and on a regular routine. When I fail to take the daily capsule, I notice the daily exit doesn't happen, so I've made it a part of my daily diet. Melodie
Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright
Glad to hear you're all on the mend.
One of the things we did with my sister in law when she had a brain aneurysm and repair is we brought in a pad and pencil for her to write when she had all the tubes in. Thankfully she was able to do that. She had some early problems with short term memory but that only lasted for a short while.