Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?
How are you feeling? You had a sigmoid colon resection without colostomy. You are having an ultrasound to rule out anastomotic breakdown or fluid collection. But how are you feeling? The ultrasound does not tell much about obstruction but is good for fluid. If you feel ok and are walking around a lot then then bowel function will return. Try chewing gum of you can't eat yet. Hope you get well soon.