Sudden cramping followed by loose stool?

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Kaycie
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 7/12/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
My bag filled rather fast all of a sudden (end of my descending colon colostomy - i still have much of my colon - just lost the last 18 inch), before that I had what I *thought* was some really bad gas cramps which I sometimes get depending on what I eat.

I'm wondering if it's a diet thing, dairy maybe? My stoma looks kind of flat where it usually is a bit puffy... is there a reason for that? I change my wafer this mroning so at first I thought "Maybe I ahve too much paste around the stoma" so I change it, that's when I discovered it was pretty loose stool... and sort of lumpy.

I've eaten steamed carrots the past 2 days and had cheerios with 1% milk and cottage cheese.. could it be the veggies and the dairy?

I'm just afraid something isn't right with my stoma now... It's bleeding around the edges, but I imagine with diarhea and changing the wafer twice today, that's not hrorible as I know it can bleed easily.

Any thoughts? I had to take 2 tylenol because it has just been too much to bear... I'm hoping the tylenol does it. Does this sound like a blockage? I was in a bit of pain, but really thought it was gas... Oh, and you know how the stoma sputters? Well, mine sputtered (before I changed it) like a high-pitched, like the stoma was tight and trying to squeeze it out.

Now, I'm fine though.. no more pain (just took tylenol MAYBE 10min ago), and I have a little gas, but nothing major, but I haven't heard my stoma since.

Anything I should look for? Thanks, I'm a bit nervous if you can't tell...
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Colozal. Failed Entocort. Failed Rowasa. Failed Steriods. Failed Steroid Enemas. Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira(severe reaction).
May 7th - Partial Colectomy - Sigmoid Rectal Ostomy - Partial Rectum left for possible re-connect later. Trying to get used to this new life with a bag.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 21 months old


flchurchlady
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 7/12/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you had a partial blockage (maybe a piece of carrot got stuck), but it unblocked quickly, which was the sudden flow you felt. Just try to chew veggies really well and drink plenty of fluids, and you should be fine. No worries! :)
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


Kaycie
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 449
   Posted 7/12/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
THANK YOU Cecilia! I was thinking the same..

And, based on what I saw in the opening of the bag, it looked a little orange. (I ate carrots again today, so lets hope I don't have trouble tomorrow :( ).

I guess I need to chew them better, they were steamed pretty good, so I didn't think about chewing them to smithereens.

Thanks again... you at least took some worry off of me tonight..

Does the stoma look a little flat and swollen when that happens? And, why do you get diarrhea with a partial blockage? I'm confused...
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Colozal. Failed Entocort. Failed Rowasa. Failed Steriods. Failed Steroid Enemas. Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira(severe reaction).
May 7th - Partial Colectomy - Sigmoid Rectal Ostomy - Partial Rectum left for possible re-connect later. Trying to get used to this new life with a bag.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 21 months old

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