Posted 1/29/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -7)
I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record-having something wrong again. I'm just wanting your opinions about what this pain could be.
FYI-My ileostomy is on my left side.
I have a SHARP INTENSE THROBBING pain that comes and goes along my left side, below my stoma. My stoma doesn't hurt and around my stoma is fine, it's almost like in a line slightly to the left (my left) and down about 4-5 in. It hurts when I walk, laugh, really at any time that I'm not sitting down.
Also, my stoma seems to be protruding a bit more than usual. It's minimal, maybe a cm or so. My husband can barely tell, but since I look at it CONSTANTLY, I can tell. Should I be concerned. Could my symptoms be related?
Yes I have been over-doing it, meaning lifting my daughter too much (it's so hard not to when she's crying and looking at me with those pleading baby eyes, breaks my heart to say no). and I've been doing lots of house work-laundry, dishes, vacuuming, mopping, garbage- things my DH yells at me for doing- but between you and me, it wouldn't get done if I didn't do it!)
I'm getting another CT scan on Mon., and hopefully that will be definitive, but until then, I'll obsess over it. Plus, it hurts.
Thanks for any help.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)
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