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Partial bowel blockage, abdominal pain

Answered on October 22, 2013
Created August 13, 2013 at 4:16 PM

I've noticed some good poo answers on this site. This question is about a woman, 35 years old, three C-sections most recently 1 year ago. She had been suffering from lower right-side abdominal pain that disappears and suddenly reappears, was just diagnosed with a large blockage in the bowel, even though she has never been constipated. Originally they thought it was an ovarian tortion based on her description of the problem. But she had an x-ray and there it is, a large partial blockage. She is not strict paleo but certainly eats higher protein, lower carb, and "wholer" foods than SAD, especially she eats very little grain products. She eats yoghurt. This pain issue is the first time she's had it and is within the same year as her recent interest in paleo. Have people on here experienced that type of thing after starting or dabbling with paleo? For sure her mainstream doc is going to tell her it's because of a lack of grain fibre in the digestive system. She knows this because that's what the doc told her mother who had the same problem. What are opinions on here?

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on October 22, 2013
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on October 22, 2013
at 06:08 AM

IANAD, but Joanna might be on the right track. If your acquaintance is willing to hack her diet, have her reduce her insoluble fiber intake, up her fat to 70% for 2 weeks, and supplement with 400mg of magnesium in divided doses (Doctor's Best brand, which is chelated Mg, is a name I've seen mentioned many times in this forum).

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on October 22, 2013
at 04:19 AM

Yes. It happened to me after a year on paleo. I was eating too much fiber so after i cut that down, no more constipation. Green leafy veggies are the devil for my gut.

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on October 22, 2013
at 04:05 AM

I had the same problem and I used to eat a lot of grains to be honest...

check this:

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2259.html

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on October 22, 2013
at 04:06 AM

Gluten is a Poison!

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