Posted 2/27/2017 2:00 PM (GMT -7)
Hello, I'm 21 and recently had a right hemi colectomy due to a perforated bowel after a Crohns disease flair up.
I had my surgery 4 months ago and have been completely fine and pain free. However about a month and a half ago I developed this sort of tightness and pressure feeling at the tip of my stoma and to the left of my stoma (it is on the right hand side).
Initially I thought I may have developed adhesions in my abdomen etc, however I have since had an X-ray and an MRI scan as you do after this surgery and both were completely normal. Surgeon wasn't sure what it was he initially said you may form adhesions but then he checked my scans etc and nothing showed up. Strange thing is after sleeping I have no discomfort at all, its gone. Very odd. Seems to come when my bowel starts up.
My stoma nurse said the spasms can be natural bowel movement and I may be more sensitive than other people, makes sense because I have these spasms very often, usually in the evening when I get super anxious and work myself up about it and then boom. Nothing in the day spasm wise, just some pressure in the stoma head. Anyone had anything similar? Thanks