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Three months after colon resection I had a severe stomach this morning and have not had a bowl movement yet. This is the first time this has happened. So far things have been good
I’m so sorry to hear that you are experiencing such pain 3 months after your colon resection. I’m bringing @starrlight @sallyg @nannytart and @travelgirl into this discussion to see if they have some advice to share. It is painful to not have had a bowel movement. How long has it been since you’ve had one? Are you drinking plenty of fluids?
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I had a bowel movement yesterday and everyday since surgery. The stomach started today. It comes and goes but has not quit and I haven’t had a bowl movement yet
sorry to hear of your stomach issue, i have the opposite have several bowel movements per day, have you tried dried apricots, prune juice etc. as far as the pain i am very thankful have not had any thus far, will certainly keep you in my prayers for relief. what do you use for pain?
I also struggle with ongoing constipation which started right before Christmas. my diet is primarily plant based and lots of fiber
My doctor suggested I try a low residue diet which was difficult for me but I gave it a whirl
Didn’t help at all
So I am back on my healthy diet and find that drinking lots of water and staying active and moving really helps
And when all else fails try a dose of miralax
Fortunately things are getting better for me
I'm 44 years old . had an colon resection done about 2 months ago.. Everything was doing GRT.. Normal bv. Pain from surgery gone.. Woke up this morning with a sharp pain.. Almost like the first time.. Before they told me I had diverticulitis.. And removed the bad section.. Pain little lower than the first time.. But same.. No where near any of the surgery spots.. Should I get chk..
@swatson, I believe you should make an appointment to find out the cause of the pain. Is the pain severe?
Pain .. Sharp.. And very tender..
How are you feeling? Did you make an appointment with your doctor to find out what’s causing so much pain?
I am also 3 months post op. Unfortunately, things have not been good. I've suffered with severe constipation since the surgery. I woke up at 2 a.m. with left sided pain. I took a Gas-X and it resolved. I believe mine was due to the constipation. I'm going to be having a CT scan today.
I had colon resection..laparoscopic AND open due to adhesions on Jan 4. I thought I was healing great. But now it has been 8 weeks and I have hot pains all across lower abdomen and stabbing pain where surgery was. I just had a THIRD cat scan and they say EVERYTHING looks fine…but I HURT and I BURN. I am SO frustrated!
I'm also 3 months post op. I'm always having some kind of pain. I just had my 2nd CAT scan since the surgery. Everything looks fine, all my labs are fine. I'm still severely constipated. I know I needed this surgery, but I still can't help regretting it.
One year after colon resection have frequent diarrhea and hard to clean hemrhoids . Just the opposite of constipation. Also bm several times a day
I definitely would welcome going several times a day. I've been taking Milk of Magnesia and Linzess. The Milk of Magnesia always works, but often uncomfortable and hard to clean. The Linzess works sporadically, but when it does, I barely make it to the bathroom.
After 8 weeks I have much pain in lower left quadrant and burning, I gave constipation too. I have used Miramax but have found GO EASY laxative tea works much better!
Tracy I am starting to regret my surgery also. I know I needed it but I am in more pain than before resection
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