Bowel resection possibly due to mass/crohns/diverticular disease.
Hi, due to gyny related issues I had a laparoscopy. The results of which a mass was found which was joining my ovaries, fallopian tubes and bowel all together. My bowel was also dialated. The gynys have no idea what this mass is and so I was referred to a bowel specialist. A rectal examination, ct scan and colonoscopy followed to which ulcers were then discovered all over my large intestine. They are now pretty sure I havn't got cancer from the mass or in the bowel. They took 10 biopsys from my colon as they thought it was crohns disease, but the biopsys results were inconclusive. The bowel dr thinks I also have diverticular disease were the bowel dilates, however I think the mass has narrowed the bowel underneath it as they couldn't get the original camera around the bowel during the colonoscopy and had to change it. He has said that if I don't have the op now( bowel resection on sigmoid) then i will need it within the next 10 years and he would rather I have it now while I am younger so that I will have a quicker recovery.
The gyny needs to remove my ovary and Fallopian tube and I might need a full hysterectomy and so all the ops will be carried out at the same time. Has anyone else had a resection due to a mass? How bad can diverticular/ crohns disease get? Can either of them cause adhesions like i have? Can anyone give any advice on whether I should have it done now? I have read so many bad stories on the web re bowel resection and wondered if any of you had good stories to tell? Dr. has said I will be on a normal diet straight afterwards, but from what I have read it doesn't seem correct. Doc's have not told me about aftercare. Is it normal to need to rush to the loo afterwards and for how long? I am just wondering when i will be able to return to work as i do a lot of home visits and couldn't have the embarrassment of asking clients to use their toilet! Sorry for so many questions but I don't seem to be getting any advice from my docs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Sorry I'd there are any spelling mistakes I am using a keyboard that has predictive text and it drives me loopy!
Last edited by Chocolicious; 01-01-2010 at 05:24 PM.