Hi everyone ! I've read that full blockages are when you have no output, lots of pain and need to vomit. But what about a partial? OHIO76 posted on another thread about "partial blockages lasting about an hour" but how do you know when it has passed? Since this morning I've had pain right in the stoma and it hurts if I even touch the ring around the flange. My output is just like always, all liquid and I have to empty every hour because I drink a lot of fluids. The only relief is when I walk around and if I sort of massage around the the base of the stoma outside of the perimeter of the flange, if that makes sense. I'm also a bit swollen. How do I know when to run to the doctor? It figures.....I'm one week away from reversal surgery and I think I'm experiencing my first potential blockage in the 7 months I've had the darn ileostomy. Any advice would be appreciated. I've never had pain like this but it's not like I'm about to keel over. Just worried.
June 09 - hysterectomy due to pre-C cells on Cvx. Complications during surgery due to adhesions....resulted in nicked bowel
July 09 - massive infection due to nick. Hospitalized 3 weeks, all antibiotics and drains failed. Temp Ileostomy placed as last resort.
Jan 4/10 - bowel resection to remove damaged section
Feb /10 - flexible sigmoidoscopy confirmed resection healed perfectly
Feb 5/10 - first follow up to screen for evil pre-C cells, results in 4 weeks
Mar 1/10 - scheduled ileostomy reversal !!! Yahoo :)
June/09 - present...forever grateful for this forum and all members !!