Have your doctors tested you for IBS which may be a result of Fibromyalgia? Many of us, with Lupus, also suffer from Fibromyalgia and one of the most significant symptoms of FM is IBS. Irritable Bowel Syndrome also afflicts those with Lupus (without a FM diagnoses). IBS is a condition that causes stomach bloating, pain,cramping and bowel changes. People with IBS can switch between diarrhea or constipation, but many suffer from both.
Also, many Lupus patients suffer from celiac's disease and crohn's disease. You might want to ask your doctor to test you for the possibility of these conditions as well. If none of the above are the cause of your issues, it is important to find the root of you bowel obstruction as this can lead to serious issues. The main diagnostic tools are blood tests, X-rays of the abdomen, CT scans and/or ultrasound. The next time that you visit a doctor, insist that they run these tests so that the underlying cause can be found and treated before serious complications arise. Please let us know what you find out and how you are doing.
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