CRAMPING !!!!!!!!!!! frequent bladder infections? bloating? ANY ADVISE????

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ramamorthy
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 11/9/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
shakehead  Hi All, I am the Spec. Ed. Teacher that went back to work this past week. I am so happy to be back to my normal activities in life. I have some aches and pains that I want to know it anyone else has experienced or can give me some helpful tips. I totally watch what I eat, I am on tuna/chicken, rice cakes, smooth peanut butter(natural of course) and jam. I also take a liquid vitamin in liquid form called LIFE SOURCE. It really helps with energy and gives me all the minerals and vitamins that I need. I also drink several large bottles of "SMART" water because it has added electrolytes to help me with my blood sugar levels. I have hypoglycemia, lactose and glutin intolerences. I am venting because I need some help from my wonderful "Colonic Enertia" friends.
I have been having cramps that feel like menstral cramping. I no longer have a uterus, so it is not from that. I think it is my small intestine trying to adapt to it's new job. It is not gas pains. The other day I was cramping really bad. I went to the bathroom and when I wiped there was BLOOD! It was very red and about the amount of a quarter size. Sorry to sound so graphic, but I just wanted to know if anyone else has had these challenges? It has been 9 weeks since I had my small intestine connected to my rectum. I had my site of connection dilated because the site was too small and causing nausea/vomiting. I had that done 3 weeks ago. I feel much better than that.I called my doctor and she prescribed ULTEAM/TRAMIDOL for the cramps. I had some left over Norco's so I took 1 of those to alleviate the pain. I this normal to cramp and bleed during this healing stage? My energy level is low and I rest as much as I can. Please contact me with some helpful tips. No one, not even my doctors truely understand how tough and horrible the recovery is on this surgery. I hope all of you that reads this is doing well! I wish you all FAITH, HOPE, and much LOVE as you make this journey of recovery!                                              Ramamoorthy's Friend................ yeah

redee2moov
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 68
   Posted 11/9/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
From my understanding, and experience, bright red blood, when you wipe or even in stool is from near the rectum, (i.e. bleeding hemorhoids, rectal tear) as opposed to more internal bleeding. I experience this quite often, and once I had probably a strong tablespoon of blod after some major stomach cramping and BM. I headed for the ER, I bled more while there. After a rectal exam they told me it was nothing to be concerned with. While I don't xactly agree with the comment, I don't get overly concerned now, just more careful. Lubrication and gentle cleaning. I still experience it under certain conditions. I have not had any surgery so most of my bleeding is related to hemorhoids, and tearing or scouring of the colon/rectal area.

Regarding the cramping, check out some of my responses in the IBS forums. I have had fabulous success at eliminating them without medication.

KAP
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 11/10/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I feel for you so much!!!  My friend Lori had the same surgery as you on September 8 and had terrible cramping, like labor pain, and her doctor said he didn't know what to do for her (!).  She saw her family doctor and he prescribed her a muscle relaxer, Flexeril (sp?) or the generic of it, and she has had total pain relief from taking just one of these per day. Yes, it's likely the small intestine spasming b/c of its new job. Her family doctor said she can take this muscle relaxer the rest of her life if need be, but hopefully in time the spasming will go away.  She said taking strong painkillers also helped but had the side effect of constipating her (great!). She only has one bm per day, probably b/c her small intestine is most likely also affected by slow motility.   Anyway, I just wanted to pass this info on in case it's something that will help with your pain!!  I also have colonic inertia and may be having surgery as well.
You take care and get rest when you're able!  :-)

ramamorthy
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 11/25/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all of you who replied to my concern with my frequent bladder infections. My doctor is keeping an eye on that. The bleeding has stopped completely. I have changed my diet...again....now I am sticking with bland and soft diet and a lot of water and green tea. I also take a vitamin supplement called Life Source. It is a liquid vitamin that looks like swamp water... it doesn't taste too bad. I mix it with juice in the morning and I feel really energized. Thanks for listening.    Norton................
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