I am having my first real period since my second step jpouch formation and am having horrible rectal and vaginal pain. I usually have painful cramps and heaving bleeding but this is a sharper pain and in different areas. The surgeon's nurse said that it could be normal due to healing, but it's such a stabbing pain, I don't understand how it could relate and make the area where the pouch was formed hurt too.
I know I need to have a pap done by my gyn, but wanted to get these surgeries over with before I go and have more tests done. Guess I'm trying to stay out of dr offices for awhile. And I'm sure that my gyn has no experience with other who have had the jpouch.
Anyone else have this happen? I pray that this is not what I will have to look forward to every month or I will need heavy pain killers or call off work or both every month!
Would appreciate any info. (If you're a guy and read this, remember, I warned you!
Originally diagnosed with CD in 1991
Only one serious flare up in 1998 and again in July 2007
Total colectomy August 2007 now saying "Undetermined Colitis"
2nd step J-pouch formation -January 2008
Takedown hopefully by April 2008