Hello my mom is 78 she had an operation of intestine where 1.5 meters of intestine was taken out as there was blockade it has been 45 days science the operation she has a constant side pain finally a doctor asked for X ray of abdomen while standing it showed as follows
Abdomen in erect position revealed
- Status post operative-
- - Exaggerated left colonic gas shadow
- - No pathological air fluid levels
- - No air under diaphragm
So can you explain this gas location is it out of digestion system?
How can we get rid of this pain or gas?
Do we need to operate again?
Thanks for your help
The gas shadow is in the left side of colon. Gas formation and bloating can aggravate the matter. Dietary modification, eating a bland diet, avoiding spicy foods and alcohol can help. Degassing medications can also help. Need for surgery is less likely. Consult your Doctor for a thorough evaluation.
Hope this helps.
Take care and good luck.
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