Ileus after c-section: Concerned if have a 2nd child
Year before I got pregnant and throughout pregnancy suffered from terrible GERD in which LES muscle was weakened. Food & beverage contents would "sit" in my throat and cause pressure and gagging. Had other pregnancy complications involving unexplained urinary retention which resolved on its own.
Had c-section to have first child-2 days later suffered ileus of the bowel. Was violently sick and throwing up, unable to keep anything down. Given NG tube for two days and X rayed with dyes pushed through tube. No mechanical obstruction. Waited until pressure (very painful) from stuff inserted through tube moved through. BM comenced after and next day, 3 days later was sent home. Still have IBS related symptoms, always have my enitre life.
1. Does the IBS predispose me for getting this condition again? Its my understanding ileus is quite rare, 1% of all c-sections. How likely is it I will get it a 2nd time for another c-section?
2. Have you EVER heard of a patient (OB/Gyn) in a hospital dying from unresolved ileus? Trying to assess my risk if I chose to have a 2nd child. OB recommending I just wait a little longer than others (2 yrs at least) to try for a 2nd.
Some literature I have found in trying to research says that paralytic ileus can be fatal. So scared...
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