I have that cramping feeling

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San's
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   Posted 5/9/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
 
  Hi Everyone,
     I am in need of some answers that my stoma nurse has no clue as to how to answer or does not even know that answer.For the past week or so,I have had the feeling of cramps in my stomach,not long after I eat a full meal.I am fine with breakfast,just having a bowl of cereal.When it first started,I called my stoma nurse,thinking maybe I was starting a blockage.She told me to continue to take two Fiber Con tablets in the morning and two before bed,and start taking a small glass of prune juice,about 4 to 6 ounces after breakfast.I have been doing all of that,and I am still having the same feeling.If anyone has any suggestions and can help me,I really would appreciate it.I am getting tired of this uncomfortabe feeling.I am also having a to go to the bathroom several times a day to empty the MUCUS out of my rectum.I have also been told that it is normal for some people to go several times a day,and others only  go once in a while.That is another question I would like an answer to,if anyone else has the same problem,or any idea why.
                                                                san's confused

cama900
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   Posted 5/11/2007 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   

My partner sometimes gets cramp on the left side of his abdomen, not in the morning, mainly at teatime, but doesn't know what causes it either.

He usually goes once a day to get rid of the mucous from his rectum. He had UC and his rectum is still imflamed so passes blood. He uses Predsol Suppositories to calm it down a bit. Passing mucous I believe is normal [our stoma nurse told us that]


San's
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   Posted 5/13/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
 
  Hi Cama900,
     Thanks for you reply.It sounds like your partner has it a little bit easier than I do.There are times when the cramps in my abdomen are worse than others.My pains are not just on one side,my go all of the way across just above my pelvic bone.Sometimes they are so bad that I can't even lay on my stomach,or stand up straight.This past week they have so bad that I have wanted to go the ER room,but I don't have insurance right now.I know that they will want to do some sort of a scan.It used to be,I would just get then after eating a good meal,but now I have them twenty fours a day.As soon as I get my insurance,I am going to go have it check out,because it is really starting to get worse every day.I just hope that I can wait until I get my insurance and don't up in the ER before then. eyes
     I give up,on the mucus part,I will just go when it feels like I need to go.I still don't think it is norma for a person to go four to five times a day and then miss a day or two and then start up again.Maybe once a day,but not as many times a day as I go.  yeah
 
 
                                                                    Thanks Again for you reply
                                                                             san's confused

JudyK89
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   Posted 5/18/2007 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
If you're going from the rectum that often, you could have an infection. I get yeast infections in my rectum sometimes (antibiotics or even hot humid weather) and an oral course of diflucan clears it up. My symptoms are "the urge" and going more often than normal (for me once or twice a month). I'm not sure a yeast infection could/would cause the cramping, another possibility is that you have some other type of infection going on.

Hope you get your insurance soon, I really think you should have it checked out.
Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, now on antibiotics and prednisone, currently awaiting liver biopsy to see where we go from here.
 
 


San's
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   Posted 5/18/2007 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   

 

    Judyk89, yeah          This is Sans,I was responding to the reply from Judyk89,and before I could sign my name,my screen went out.So thanks for you help.

                                                            Sans nono


cama900
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   Posted 5/19/2007 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Again
You are having it bad aren,t you. I hope you gets sorted soon. It is just a thought but perhaps you may have adhesions. My partner did and he had to have another op 2 months after his ileostomy.

linbrook
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   Posted 6/28/2007 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I have pains in my abdomen also. I received my colostomy in February 2007. My colon had preforated due to diverticulitis. Three weeks after that surgery they had to go in again because I had a bowel obstruction. Sometimes the pain is so bad it takes me to the ground. I still have urges to use the bathroom the regular way and when that happens I pass mucus through the rectum and will also have a bowel movement through the stoma. It's weird. I go back to the doctor next week and hopefully we will be talking about a reversal.

Scrappyjrt
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   Posted 7/4/2007 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I have UC and had my sigmoid colon removed in May. Even though I have a colostomy,I still get the urge to push. My rectum isn't even "hooked up" anymore. I told my GI Dr. about this,and he told me that many ostomates still feel they have to have a BM the "normal" way,even when the rectum is removed too. I will be having the rectum removed and repair on a parastomal hernia next month. Here is a site for ostomates www.uoaa.org
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Godbroughtmethroughtrials
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   Posted 7/7/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
San's-
If there is any way to get to the doctor then you should just go and then apply for some sort of financial aid through the hospital. Unbeknownst to most people, most hospitals offer this even to people with full time jobs and insurance. I highly recommend just going to the ER and having it checked out. The rectal urgency can be very normal. My surgeon told me it would happen and it would be good because I still have colitis in my rectum. At first I pushed out black stuff that smelled like death and now it's a redish white colored fluid and sometimes blood clots -which in small amounts it also normal and can be good. They used to come out of my opened incision. The pushing took me awhile to get re-adjusted to though because I was not used to pushing and had no muscles for it. Now it feels normal but I do have urgency. Check with your doc though because I think that every case is different and it could be a yeast infection.
Sorry for your pains-get them checked out. Money is not worth risking your life..I was in that same boat many times.
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