frequent BMs after re-section

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life scar
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 4/18/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
It has been just 12 months since I had my re-section after having colon cancer and the "bag" for 3 months.  My problem now is that if I'm not constipated, I have to run to the loo up to 5 times within an hour and also throughout the night. Although it isn't watery stools (just small and soft) but with the number of times I end up with a really sore bum which I refer to as "razor blades".  It really is quite painfull.  I have tried Vaseline and antiseptic cream on but doesn't help.
Please........is there someone who has had this problem and can suggest something. confused
I am not on any medication apart from a sleeping tablet at night.  (otherwise no sleep).
 
Also while I'm here....there is still a lot of discomfort from my staple scar, is this normal??
 
Thanks and peace & good health to all of you.
 
Annie

jannett
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   Posted 4/20/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Annie, I can relate----I've found relief with Desitin--good for baby diaper rash and adult bottoms! As for your incision,cocoa butter massaged in along the suture line may help---if not a dermatologist could inject line with some steroid solution to soften it. Good luck, I'll keep you in my thoughts! Jannette.

life scar
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   Posted 4/20/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much Jannette, I haven't heard of Desitin (I am in Australia) but will certainly check out for an alternative as it really can be a pain in the butt can't it? ;)
I'll pick up some cocoa butter this morning though!
It sure is great to be able to contact others in or have been in a similar situation, what a wonderful site this is.

Good health!
Annie

suebear
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   Posted 4/20/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Your description of "razor blades" is a dead ringer for fissures.  You might want to try an ointment that has lidocaine in it for numbing.  Better yet consult with your surgeon or GI for treatment.

Sue


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


life scar
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 4/20/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your reply Sue, I'm going to see Dr. in the morning.

It sure sounds like you have been through the mill.

God Bless!

Annie
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