So I had a total colectomy 7 years ago. I'm having pretty significant pain in my gluteal muscles much the same feeling as when I had really bad fistulas and abscesses down there prior to the surgery. I can't figure out what might be causing the pain if there is nothing left of my large bowel or anything below that?! I posted this on the Crohn's site but didn't get many hits from there? Hoping someone from here can help?!
Diagnosed w/Crohn's in 1998 (21 years old). Remission initially, until 2001 when I became pregnant. 13 surgeries while pregnant. Healthy son. Since April 2001 have had 37 surgeries, mostly for Abscess/Fistulas. 3 muscle flap surgeries (both legs and the abdomin) Colon and Rectum removed when son was 8 weeks old. Symptom AND med Free since final muscle flap surgery in 2004!!!