Scar tissue question

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted Today 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Ugh!  I have a lot of pain in my abdomen and pelvis area from scar tissue and I'm wondering, does it ever go away or get any better?  Most of you know I had many surgeries due to complications and I haven't been walking as much as I should; I know I need to do more of that.  Sometimes the pain is unbearable; I get these horrible twinges that just stop me in my tracks and come and go.  I don't want to have to take pain meds for the rest of my life and more surgery to remove it would just cause more scar tissue.  Is it just something we have to live with?
Yesterday when my husband and I made love I tore some scar tissue in my stomach and now it really hurts, I mean I don't just have the twinges now, I have a constant pain. 
So, anyway, I was just wondering if it gets any better.
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
Still adjusting to life without a colon...
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Date Joined Nov 2003
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   Posted Today 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
For some people it never gets better. My gi warned me of this before I had the surgery and it bugged the heck outta me. Thankfully, I wasn't one of those people and I hope you are not either!! Time will tell.....

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted Today 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
2 risk k, I know your pains and i have the same questions you do.....The pain that i thought was from the cyst on my ovary in which i had the surgery for, which in turn is the same surgery my surgion nicked my colon, and i had to have a emergency colostomy.....that pain turned out to be from scar tissue.....and now after my surgery for my cyst and the colostomy, now i have more scar seems endless and the pain continues to get worse...Twinges is the perfect discription for the pain....hope to get more useful information abou this and i hope your pain will ease with time....maggie
Maggie in tennessee....coping

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted Today 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Most people say that they don't really feel "back to normal" for aleast a year post also had some complications so your body is still healing. Be patient, it will get better for you...the glass is half full, right?!

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted Today 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had my share of scar tissue pain over the years. One thing that I find that helps me is Bentyl. Sometimes a muscle relaxer. And warm heat.. I use those things that you can heat in the microwave that are filled with rice or whatever. I've even been on Duragesic (fentanyl) patches in the past. Right now, I am pain free. Keep moving even tho it hurts. If you have any questions, we will try to help you.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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