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PillCAM stuck! Anyone else?
I was hospitalized with what I was told was a dilated intestine? My symptoms were vomiting uncontrollably, abdominal distension( I looked like I was 8 mo. Pregnant!) and excruciating lower abdominal pain.  Let me preface this by saying I had a subtotal colectomy and ileo-anal anastomosis 14 yrs ago and now have. J pouch so I know what blockages feel like and this felt like either complete or partial blockage. Nonetheless after 3 or 4 hrs of being on IV fluid, dry heaving and pain meds, they ran a ct scan. When the Dr. came to me they asked me "Have you been shot"? I said no. Ten minutes later they asked me if I had a pill camera done Recently? AHA! I had a pill camera but not recently...7 months before! Was it possible this camera was lodged in a stricture and noone, not even Dr. Had followed up? Just 1 month before I ingested the pillcam I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy to rule out any other disease process and check for strictures. I was told that these two procedures cannot see the entire length of small intestine since I don't have my colon and large intestine anymore. Is this true? And wouldn't the Dr. Be able to identify Crohn's disease with the colonoscopy and endo? I would also like to know how would they remove camera? Because I had a total laparascopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy 3 weeks ago he said I will have to wait 6-8 weeks to have darn thing taken out! Please help?
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