Rectal pain and diet post right hemicolectomy
I had a right hemicolectomy in mid March not due to cancer but rather a negative outcome of a colonoscopy. I was in perfect health pre this and needless to say it has been traumatic. (I hope it is ok to be in this group.) Because I have no assigned doctor for followup (emergency surgery) I am struggling to get info. The GI specialist that did the procedure called once, changed my diet and set my digestion in a tail spin. He told me to follow the FodMap diet which was so restrictive, I ended up starting to lose weight and have not recovered from this. (I was not being treated for irritable bowel before). I have consulted a dietician, and although not her specialty, we have a rapport. Questions
PREOP I had pelvic pressure and painful internal and external hemorrhoids after a lifting incident. POSTOP I have rectal burning ongoing. It makes life so unpleasant. I was told I had a fissure a few weeks ago but I am not convinced. I was ordered a cream to relax the rectum for the fissure but d/c it as it burns so badly. 1. How can I get through the rectal burning pain: It's been three months of distress? Any ideas? I sitz bath, use breathing exercises etc.
2. Also I have had to take a laxative twice (restoralax) twice in the last two weeks for constipation and sticky stool that seems to sit in rectum. My dietician has has me taking cold milled ground flax daily. I am now at one tablespoon. Is the flax a problem? (I drink an abundance of water daily)