Colon pain after surgery

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He can't explain it because he doesn't know, or care enough to find out. You're absolutely right in not accepting this excuse. Get a second opinion and not one from anyone associated with him. My son had stomach pain after removal of his colon, his doctor told him it was scar tissue and to live with it. He insisted something was wrong and opted for exploratory surgery, he had a large tumor attached to his aorta. and we lost him at 31. So, I'm a big advocate for 2nd, 3rd and 4th opinions.
My sister had colon surgery and continues to get ill. She has stomach pain, throws up green bile, and has been hospitalized twice since surgery. They drain the bile for several days and send her home again. She feels better for several days and then it repeats. She now believes she may have a bladder infection as well. She has had steroid shots in her stomach which helped only for a short time. One of her lungs collaps during her surgery visit. Not sure if it was during surgery or after.
I am scheduled to have colon surgery in the next few weeks and I am afraid, I have read that some people are worse after the surgery than they were before, The reason I need the surgery is my Dr. is afraid my colon will perforate. I have quite a few attacks and the pain is so bad that I usually pass out from it. This has happened a few times in the past. What are your suggestions for me.
I fell ill in 2 days then my wife rushed me to the Hospital in total pain. My Colon ruptured caused by the Diverticulitis and the bowel infected my abdomen, doctor delayed immediate surgery & fought infection for 1 week with Anti-Biotic's in hope's of just replacing the dieased part of the Colon, which in my case is also very low to the Rectum, and reattach it back all in one surgery, 50/50 chance, I lost and I now wear a Colostomy bag! But I'm glad to say I am ALIVE and moblie.
I had surgery in August of 2007. I went back to work 6 weeks after surgery. I do housekeeping/janitorial work,believe me, it isn't because I "baby" the surgery. I guess maybe the bowels need to stretch? I really don't know and I hope the pain goes away eventually!
Hi. I had 7 inches of my sigmoid colon removed last January. I can tell you that I experienced pain for quite awhile. I would say that I am starting to feel "normal" now. From reading through various posts here, I feel that it is all different for everyone. You can check out another thread called "problems after colon resection" and you will find others who have had the same surgery. I did not experience nausea but kept complaining about pain.
My mom just had a tumor removed from her colon. The tumor is not cancerous. After surgery she was doing great for two days and then all of a sudden she began vomiting. We thought there was an obstruction but she is now having BM regularly. She has been vomiting for three days now. They removed her pain medication yesterday thinking that it was making her sick. Last night they also finally but the tube down her to suck the fluids out.
I had a colonoscopy where they said my colon was too redundant to really scope. After a barium enema x ray they found that I have an extremely redundant colon that starts under my diaphraghm and may be the cause of the high and low abdominal cramping I have been having. The doctor told me there's nothing left to do but have the surgery, and I am considering having it done, and have an appt tomorrow to see about having it laporoscopically.
which is the condition where the bowel muscles are flabby for a few days after surgery and let things back up. That goes away with time, but might require being in the hospital on IVs while waiting. It could be a blockage from adhesions; this early, it's also likely to clear up on its own, but requires waiting in the hospital on IVs also. Or it could be more serious, such as a leak or infection where the colon was sewn together.
I have a male friend who has a scar from the bottom of his abdomen, up past the belly button, and a few inches further, from colon cancer. They stapled it shut. He was in terrible pain right after the operation, the scar was ugly, he was not a happy camper. But after a similar recovery period, as is predicted for you, the discomfort went away and the scar is barely visible. He is older, and his stomach muscles are not as strong as they were, possibly from the op.
Hello, Can a person have ruptured colon, but can survive without surgery? I know someone who suspects to have a ruptured colon because all the symptoms matches after sufferring from trauma (including blood in stool). She had fever and chills at nights. But hasn't gone to the hospital nor have surgery. Now she only has light fever in the afternoons, and has pain and discomfort in lower left abdomin. Do you think she still needs surgery? How can she know if her colon has healed?
ok in 2006 i had a rectal prolapse age 25 surgery was done.. after that healing and stuff back pain and left leg pain and the bouts of constipation and then diarrhea diarrhea got so bad that i was losing alot of weight ended up in hospital emergency room they said it was colitis..well in 2008 rectal prolapse came back I'm 27 now and my colon specialist doesn't think its colitis although he ran no test for it. He said my colon from the MRI's was still ni the right place..
I had emergency surgery for a perforated colon in December of 2008. A second surgery followed about three months later to reverse the colostomy. I believe it was from a colonoscopy that I had four months prior but that's not my question. Everything went as well as it could have (a horrible experience) but my stomach is very large and bulbous. I understand that the stomach muscle was cut but is there anything that can be done?
10 days ago the professor operated and he told us that they removed almost all the large intestine and joined side by side the small intestine with the last part of the large colon so that they didn't have the need to do the pouch. After surgery he had the ng tube in his nose and he was on morphine and also the catheter (no drain done) and drip. After 5 days of surgery he was doing fine, but on the 6th day the nurses removed his ng tube and told him he could drink sips and some luquid food.
PRIOR TO SURGERY I HAVE HAD VERY DEEP VAGINAL PAIN WHICH LUBRICATION SEEM TO HELP . I SAW THE SURGEON MONDAY 9/15 - HE PALPITATED MY GUT THEN SENT ME FOR URINE AND BLOOD WORK. THE TESTS CAME BACK NORMAL BUT I HAVE A LOW GRADE FEVER , WEAKNESS, REDUCED APPETITE AND AM WAITING TO HAVE BM SINCE 2ND ATTACK 9/16. I AM CONCERNED ABOUT POST SURGURY INFECTION, BAD CRAMPSAND DIARHEA AND BAD VAGINAL PAIN. WHAT SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT.
I had colon surgery May 07 and only a small part of the colon was removed. However, it has been more than a year and I am still having trouble with constipation. Metamucil and Citrucel didn't do alot for me except give me a feeling and look of being bloated. I use the all-natural psyllium also and it seems to work better. The only way I can swallow the psyllium is mix it with orange metamucil. Otherwise, I almost vomit trying to drink it. Best of luck to all of you.
It was pretty bad but considering i have two children already i was om with this. The pain went away after tht but now im having more pain than ive had before bc even tho they remove the spots it does come back and fairly quick. I suggest talk to ur dr amd make sure everything is ok and there is no infection and go from there...
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