Posted by Denise
on February 05, 2000 at 01:38:25:
Has anyone out there had an intussusception (telescoping) of the small intestine? This recently happened to me and I had surgery to remove 2 feet of my small intestine. I was checked for a tumor or polyp and none were detected. My doctors were stumped as to why this happened in the first place. They said it never should have happened and would never happen again. But since the surgery on 11/16/99 I have had 2 more episodes of pain that I am sure are recurrences. Both episodes subsided on their own. I have started looking on the net for info. and have found a correlation to this problem with people who have had a gastric bypass. Mine was 15 years ago. I lost 120 lbs. and have kept it off all these years. My only problem with the bypass has been a recent bout with anemia. Please respond if you have any info. regarding this topic. I would really appreciate it.