Suggest treatment for peritonitis, blocked bowel, pain and tightness
Surgeon is the correct address.
Thank you for the query.
You definitely should consult a surgeon (specialized in gastrointestinal surgeries). The point is that both gastroenterologist and your family physician are a type of theoretic doctors. They really do not know how the abdomen looks like inside so theirs point of view is very limited.
Saying that there is no way to diagnose adhesions they are significantly missing the truth. We have tools to do that.
First of all, there should be done colonoscopy. Secondly CT enteroclysis or MRI enterography (both can answer if there is any narrowing in the small intestine). And finally laparoscopy (yes, this is also a diagnostic tool) can give an answer about how advanced are the adhesions and if the intestines are widen above the obstacle and narrow below it.
As you have had perforation, adhesions are more than guaranteed at your case. Intestinal fluid simply causes major inflammation in the abdominal cavity what greatly stimulates the adhesions. Even without perforation, some adhesions do appear. The point is to determine if any of this adhesions do impede the stool passage.
Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
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