Need Advice-fever and right lower quadrant pain after resection

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aronk
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   Posted 7/9/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, so here I am again.  The pain that I've been having on  the lower right side is getting worse every day and now I have a fever of 100 F.   I called the Dr. on Monday and they attributed the pain to muscle pain.  However, the pain is worse and now the fever.  What could this possible be?  I had an ileocolectomy three weeks ago today and had 8 inches removed.   UGH.  I guess I'm going to have to go to the ER.  Was hoping not to go down this road.   Any advice?  Oh, I'm also still trying to get off the prednisone.  I'm down to 20 mg for the last two days.  Have been on 40mg, since April and started tapering 2 1/2 weeks ago when I got out of the hospital. 
 
I would say the pain is sharp like someone is poking me with a knife and I actually feels better if I'm standing or sitting.  I can't seem to get comfortable in bed and cannot lay on my left side at all without having pain.
 
 
Thanks,
Angela

Nanners
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   Posted 7/9/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
If your doctors are not helping, then maybe you should go to the ER. In my opinion its better to be safe than sorry. I didn't have that kind of sharp pain after my resections, and to tell the truth with the added fever, I think something is not right. Good luck sweetie, and keep us posted.

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Gail *Nanners*
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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aronk
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   Posted 7/9/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Just talked to the Patient Advisory Nurse and that is what she suggested. Go to the ER. I guess I'm headed there now. I'll keep you posted.

Nanners
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   Posted 7/9/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck!!! Better safe than sorry.

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Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

aronk
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   Posted 7/9/2009 11:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm admitted. I had a CT of my abdomen which shows a pocket of fluid near my small bowel. My WBC is elevated too. Had a bunch of blood cultures etc... and will talk to the surgeon in the morning. His partner, who was on call, seemed hopeful that I could possibly just have it drained in radiology without having to go back to surgery. However, if the infection has spread beyond the little pocket into my bowel--I'm most likely facing more surgery to fix it. UGH! I'm so bummed. I did ask the Dr. if any of this was from me over-doing it etc... and he said no--it just happens sometimes. Crap! I thought I was doing so good. I have no idea what I'm facing tomorrow, so if anyone else has experienced this, please, please share your story.

Thanks a bunch,
Angela

Nanners
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   Posted 7/10/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I kind of thought you might have developed a abcess. Glad you are in the hospital and will get it taken care of. I don't have any experience with those, so hopefully someone who has will be along soon.

My resections were a little problamatic too, I had infections in my incisions both times. I think mine happened because they didn't have me prep before either one. I am sure you didn't do anything wrong, just bad luck. Sorry!

Will definetly keep you in prayers that they get this taken care in the easiest way for you. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

Big Hugs,
Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

aronk
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   Posted 7/10/2009 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Nanners!!! I appreciate your advice and support. Will keep you posted. I should be heading to Radiology soon.

Irishmom4
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   Posted 7/10/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Angela,
I am glad to hear you may be able to resolve this issue without surgery. I am keeping you in my prayers today. Hopefully this will be a little bump in the road and you will be able to recover quickly.
Elizabeth
Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril, Have been flaring on and off since August.
 
I love my life and everyday I pray that my body cooporates and allows me to do what I have planned.

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