Abdominal pain persists

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luv2ride
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   Posted 9/16/2010 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I am wondering how many of you have residual abdominal pain/sensitivity after getting symptoms quietened down. I have managed to get rid of the bleeding, cramping, urgency and frequency (for the most part) and consistency is more normal (thanks amitriptyline) but I still have abominal tenderness. I cannot even lean against the counter, lay on my stomach, as any pressure on my lower abdomen is quite painful. When the dr palpates my abdomen, I literally have to push his hand away as I cannot tolerate any pressure there at all.

Does this go away? I had my sigmoid colon removed in April but that was centered pain and this is pain all across the lower abdomen.

quincy
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   Posted 9/16/2010 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know...lots going on in the abdomen and if you are having more pain externally, it's not an internal issue.

I can relate to that type of pressure on different parts of my body...pressure from clothes, even panties can create excruciating numbing discomfort that only gets worse with continued pressure (like torture, actually).

I'm wondering if you could try light massage on your abdomen to help relax from the outside in maybe....

When my tummy is tender, believe it or not I lay on an exercise ball and massage my tummy that way. Different kind of pressure, but it ultimately feels overwhelming for a while and then very relaxing.

With a softer ball (not overinflated) it's very helpful.

I think it'll be a learning process for your overactive system...kind of smoothing the layers one by one.

Wonder if accupuncture would work as well?

Keep us posted how you're doing.
quincy

luv2ride
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   Posted 9/16/2010 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Quincy, will try the ball leaning/massage.
Female
UC diagnosed 1995
sigmoidectomy , endometriosis, appendectomy

Currently:
Lialda, probiotics, multivitamin, omega 3, L-glutamine
Armour thyroid, Estradiol, Prometrium, Amitriptyline

quincy
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   Posted 9/17/2010 1:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Please keep me posted....

Previous surgeries probably don't help....I'm now wondering if you could have any adhesions internally?

Maybe ask the doc if you could have an ultrasound done..wonder if that could spot them.  If it doesn't show anything...you'll get a nice tummy massage.. ;-)

q

SoIGotIBD
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   Posted 9/17/2010 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
luv2ride, i have the same issue. Asacol cleared up the bleeding, mucus, and D, but I have this persistant ab pain that simply wont go away. I do still get cramping, but only when I eat something I shouldnt. I would describe the pain as a tenderness also. I usually only notice it more when Im eating ANYthing. Im getting annoyed with people who ask me 'Is it when you eat certain things?' No, its when I eat or drink anything. And this morning, I actually woke up with it. Nice. Now its occurring when Im NOT eating. Awesome. rolleyes . My bm's are formed, but I go from C to going fairly regularly. So, I was hoping to look into getting on some amitryptaline (whatever its called) bc I was under the impression that it could help with this sort of pain, but now Im a little confused. If you are describing the same pain/tenderness/discomfort Im feeling and you've been on it for sometime, do I want to put myself thru it and it not work?? confused

I wanna cry all over again. I was feeling hopeful after reading your thread (Im sure it was you, Ill check it out in a min) about the amatrip-ta-stuff. Now Im not sure. Im gonna call my nurse specialist right now.

luv2ride
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   Posted 9/17/2010 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
The amitriptyline does reduce overall body pain (like fibromyalgia), and has reduced my cramping, and has firmed up the BMs. The dr said it can actually constipate some. It also really helps with sleep. You could always start low dose and see if it helps.

My abdominal tenderness is only when there is pressure against it, not during day to day stuff.

I don't have the pain when I'm eating though.
Female
UC diagnosed 1995
sigmoidectomy , endometriosis, appendectomy

Currently:
Lialda, probiotics, multivitamin, omega 3, L-glutamine
Armour thyroid, Estradiol, Prometrium, Amitriptyline
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