Three months after colon resection I had a severe stomach cramp this morning and have not had a bowel movement yet. This is the first time this has happened. So far things have been good.
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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!
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Tracy I am starting to regret my surgery also. I know I needed it but I am in more pain than before resection
I bought Senna tea. I haven't tried it yet.
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I had a colon resection on 1/10/16. I have to say I experienced pretty much what you all experienced after surgery. I honestly think it took over 2 years to get back to normal. I feel fine and everything is normal now.
But the Dr's also moved my Colonoscopies out now to 3 yr check ups. Instead every 6 months and once a yr. When did you all have your last colonoscopies?
I swear the cleansing solution they make us drink to check out colons causes our systems to go haywire for months. But this is just my opinion I am no Dr. It is either a coincidence that about after 1 yr of not having to get cleaned out. I am finally back to normal..
I had stomach pains on, and bouts of constipation and diarrhea.. Food just did not settle right for a long time. My stomach was swelling up. Now finally I feel my old self.
Please keep checking with your Dr's to make sure something else is not going on. I kept going to the DR to see why I felt sick? But once it got past a year after my last colonoscopy, I noticed my stomach issues had settled down. Coincidence or Not????
I don't know the true answer if a colonoscopy can create these issues for months afterwards?
I wish you all the best..
Jackie, can I ask what stomach issues you were having?
@tracey430 Probably the best way to describe the issues would be after eating. It was like food didn't agree with my body. My stomach would swell up with gas after eating. My right side ached a lot. Like I was having a gallbladder attack. But my gallbladder was fine.
Sometimes i would eat food and with in 20 minutes I was on the toilet with diarrhea. Then I would feel sick..
Eat small meals if you can .. Stay away from processed food. Processed, soft cheeses, spicy and creamy foods kill me. Coffee and sodas are now a big No.
Keep track of what you are eating to see what causes you to feel pain. Cause I could normally eat in the past made me feel sick after surgery.
It took a long time to heal. I am not sure how old you are but the I can tell you at 53, it took like I said over 2 yrs to get back to normal.
I think being anxious after having the surgery didn't help either. The unknown of what was to come? Could also of messed with my body.
Cause I obsessed over what had just happened to my body. That didn't help I don't think?
Plus I kept reading everything online making myself even more freaked out. Online you tend to see the most severe cases of everything mentioned
When I played DR. Google it magnified my symptoms.
I hope this helps you?
Try keeping track of how you feel after eating. Is that when you feel the pain?
Thank you for your answer to Tracey. Actually my issue too. After colon resection 1/4/19 I actually feel worse. I have SUCH bad lower abdomen burning after eating! Not my STOMACH but across my whole pelvic area. I think maybe I need to start keeping a food/pain journal cuz I am miserable!!
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