crohns after surgery

by june
(ireland)

still going to toilet after surgery all mtests clear

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Crohn's after surgery NEW
by: Annette Young

Hello there,

Thank you for your post. I'm sorry to hear that you are still having problems; I completely agree with Peter that you need to go back to your doctor and to seek additional answers. You need to see physical evidence of the intestines and to ensure that there are still not areas of damage and to see whether there is any additional help that can be given to you.

I hear many people who are less than happy with medical assistance and advice and although hopefully this is not the case, if you find that you are receiving very little help and, feel as if you're banging your head against a brick wall, then it would be time to change your doctor. Your health is of the utmost importance and only you know how you truly feel, if you feel that something is still wrong then unfortunately you will have to push for assistance. When you have been through the mill in terms of your health, fighting for additional help may be the last thing you want to do but hopefully your doctor will be completely supportive and will get things sorted in no time.

Crohn's disease can be so nasty and aggressive and the effects can be far-reaching. Personally, I would make plenty of notes about how I felt, my symptoms and any particular concerns so that when I went back to the doctors I was able to give them physical representation rather than just discussing it with them. At the end of the day the more information you can give them, the greater help they can give you.

I am sure that there are many people reading this who are very supportive and understanding of what you're going through, so you are not alone. I hope that by nagging at the medical profession and stating your case, you will get the help you need.
Please do let us know how you get on.

Best of luck,

Annette

Surgery and toileting still... NEW
by: Peter Bray

Your surgery may have removed the most damaged portion of your intestine, but other areas may still be severely irritated...think abut it and ask your doctor to see a video-camera'd colonoscopy of your colon to see where the problem areas are...ask questions, whether they are pleasant of not--it's your life...if one doc won;t or cn't answer them, fond another who will--

PetrBray@AOL.com

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