One more thing I forgot to ask in my previous post -- where do I go from here? What kind of doctor should I see about this? I was going to set up an appt with an obgyn but I'm not sure if that's who I should see... Thanks again ~
Dear Lovethe sun
In view of previous five surgeries, your symptoms are highly suggestive of Adhesions. CECT scan will be the best investigation for you (contrast enhanced ct scan of abdome). Surgery is only done if adhsions are progressive (it happens in few cases only) and obstruction becomes acute (you are not able to pass gas or stool) because repeat adhsions after surgery is common.
You can consult a gastrosurgeon or a general surgeon
DR Tewari (India)
Gynaecogolist can not help you
Thank you for your insight and suggestions! They are much appreciated!