Gas pains post reversal

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jblue65
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   Posted 10/26/2009 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I am still in the hospital; I had my reversal Friday afternoon. I am having soooo much gas pains- they are excruciating. THe doctor says this is normal... Really?

Any insight would be appreciated. It is hard to walk for too long because of the pain. THey have taken me off the dilaudid and on tablet Percocet. I guess the good news is I am going to the bathroom a lot.

PLease let me know that this will subside soon.

THanks
Jackie, 44
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix- NO MORE PRED!!!

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps
Step 2- June 23rd
Step 3- REVERSAL:::::: October 23rd -YEAH!


esoR
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   Posted 10/26/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   
WOW, You've been through a lot. My only guess would be, as long as you are going the bathroom a lot, you will likely be OK.

It's odd that you'd have such gas if you are passing stool. Was your reversal done laporoscopically? If so, they do inflate the abdomen with air when they do that. Could your gas pains be from that rather than intestinal gas that you produce? Hope this helps. Good Luck. Rosemary

Roddiesgirl
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   Posted 10/26/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jackie! Congrats on your reversal!  I too had horrible gas pains after mine.  It was excrutiating, but I walked and walked and drank hot drinks (tea, etc) to bring out the gas.  It absolutely does get better!!  {{hugs}}}..Cheryl
 
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 Ileostomy Reversal March 9/09


summerstorm
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   Posted 10/26/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
yes the gas is normal, but it will go away! get some gas-x!!! that will help alot! and if you can stand it, lay on your left side, or rock
also, take some gas-x in the morning and hten again in the afternoon, that way you can keep it from happening
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


ruissarr
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Total Posts : 80
   Posted 10/26/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
oh my, my reversal is scheduled in two weeks, i didnt know it would be painful, i know it wont be as bad as it was waking up after the proctocolectomy, that was terrible! hope you are feeling better
my name is Isaac, 24 year old guy,Jehovah's witness UC since I was 17
remicade for two years, worked OK but got married and was told it could cause birth defects so I quit feb 08. my wife reminded me that i still had D most of the time while on remicade.
ALWAYS sick with something either mild or serious, all related to UC and the medication
Wanted to start a family Jan 09 so dr stopped 6mp, wife got preg in may so I am back on 6mp also lialda and 20 mg pred

we will have our new baby boy January 25, 2010 :)


Had first of to surgeres, sept 11, 2009! Had proctocolectomy with temp ielo, i will be med-free! oh and I'm getting laid off, last day of work is march 26, 2010, just enough time...
 
ileostomy takedown scheduled for november 9


jblue65
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Total Posts : 381
   Posted 10/28/2009 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys-

Today, i am feeling a little better. The doctor sent me some nausea medicine... and am going to the bathroom pretty regularly. Trying to balance Percocet, nausea meds, and eating/drinking. Got more rest today. I know this is a slow process of recovery- trying to be patient.


Isaac- let me know if you have questions about this.
Jackie, 44
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix- NO MORE PRED!!!

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps
Step 2- June 23rd
Step 3- REVERSAL:::::: October 23rd -YEAH!


mikeman
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 10/28/2009 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
sounds like the pain i had from my second surgery-it sucked.
thankfully for me I have absolutely no gas pains at all from my reversal. Apart from the horrible butt burn I just got rid of, I'm doing really well 6 days after my take down.
Gas-X and Nausea medicine is a good to place to start. It should be cleared up in couple days. hang in there and read my other post on my thread! blush
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