I developed a bowel blockage last month after I had surgery. My symptoms included projectile vomiting (think the exorcist), nausea, no gas or bowel movement for a few days (normally not a problem but I had just had surgery so gas from the surgery was still trapped inside me), and extremely painful bloating (worst I had ever felt). What they usually do is insert a nasogastric tube ("NG tube") into your nose and down to your stomach to drain the stuff that is getting backed up. They keep it in for at least 24-48 hours or until the stuff stops getting sucked out (they tape it to your nose to stay in place). That's what that big cup/pitcher thing on the wall in hospital rooms is for (so I learned). Not to scare you, but the insertion of the NG tube is extremely painful and having the tube down your throat hurts a lot. I was very miserable. You can't eat or drink anything, not even water or ice chips, until enough stuff has drained out of you. I ended up being in the hospital for 4 days. But I did start feeling better once the tube began sucking enough stuff out. I hope you don't have to get the NG tube but if you do, I wish you all the best and hope you feel better soon!
I pray you have a fast recovery with whatever it ends up being and feel better real soon! Try to stay as calm as possible, easier said than done I know. God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle. ❤️
I have Crohn's disease, so I'm super familiar with these issues. Everyone is different, so try not to worry too much (it's impossible not to worry a little). I'm sure you have great doctors and yes, sometimes surgery is needed, because it may be something instead of or in addition to just constipation that can resolve itself with laxatives and movement. But maybe it's not that. You won't know until you know, but the good thing is that they aren't sending you to the ER for the cat scan. I'm sorry you're going through this and will hope for the best for you. Try to stay in the present today. And try to stay off WebMD. That site is terrifying. 😊