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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 10/30/2008 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
Im now 6 weeks post op with my perm ileostomy and in the last two weeks
i'v started getting these sharp crampy pain in my stomach after eating.
Things were so bad at the start of last week i woke up at 3 in the morning
with this terrific pain in my stomach.It was so bad i had to call out the doctor
who got an ambulance to take me straight to hospital as he thought it might be a burst ulcer.                          They ran loads of
test,checked my gallbladder to see if that was ok which it was.Then i was
sent for a scope down the throat to see if i did have an ulcer.But the result of
that was no ulcer and stomach look fine nothing else to see.So after spending
4 days in hospital i was sent home as the pain had easied of and they couldn't
find anything wrong.
I was thinking that it could be because i lived on mashed potatoes,chicken and strained
soups over the past year and a half as i had severe narrowings in my rectum and large bowel.
Now though im eating more solid food and i don't think my stomach can handle it.
So i would be grateful if anyone could give me some feedback.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 10/30/2008 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
it could be really bad gas. it's not uncommon to have very painful gas right at first, esp in a case like yours where you have gone from eating next to nothing to real food.
What have you been eating lately?

New Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 10/30/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi summerstorm,

I'v been having cornflakes for breakfast then something like ham sandwich for lunch and some tomatoe soup.

I did try some lasagna and the pain was really bad after that and i had little bit of steak and again the pain was bad.

2 night i just had some chicken and potatoes and the pain is still quite sore.

The thing thats getting me is that i didnt have any pain like this after getting out of hospital after my op and the following 3-4 weeks.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 10/30/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Gas certainly could be an issue but I also agree with you about changing your diet and narrowings in the colon... maybe you have some internal scar tissue that is constricting your colon. That would be really hard for them to see on tests, esp those that you drink the liquid and they watch it pass thru (upper GI). Fluids usually flow thru fine. I have had partial obstructions that didn't show on an upper GI. I just continued to add a little "regular" food to my diet and eventually it stretches out. I also have had the EGD, and sometimes if the pain is very high, the air that is inserted into my stomach for the EGD expands it enough to break away any adhesions and relieve my pain. I've had this procedure done a couple of times - it just has worked for me to relieve my pain.

Good luck to you.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 11/3/2008 12:56 AM (GMT -7)   
All I can say is take it slow chew every thing real well and dont eat veg. fruit,nuts seeds,seafood,or beans for a good long time.Then add them slowly.IT is best to not eat the celery,nuts,or seeds ever.You could be diffrent but the ostamy nurce I had told me that thay were the worst foods for her patiants that had truble.
Lost half of my small intestine.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.

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