40 days post-op concern

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/10/2007 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello. So, it is now exactly 40 days post-op from my ileocecal small bowel resection. I generally feel better (sorta), but over the past 5 days, it feels like I am reverting to the way I was before surgery...having troubles passing a BM...I've had to give myself 2 sodium phosphate (Fleet) enemas, with some relief. I am kinda concerned...not sure if this is all part of the "healing" process, or if I could be developing scar tissue at the resection site...has anyone experienced this?

Thanks so much :)

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   Posted 9/10/2007 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I would call your DR immediately and inform them of the changes that have occured, it may be simple or serious
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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   Posted 9/10/2007 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
What kind of diet are you on? If you are maintaining a bland, low fibre diet it may be your body telling you that it needs more bulk and fibre. Perhaps you could discuss with GI and if it is appropriate get a referral to a dietitien.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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