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   Posted 12/29/2009 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a proctocolectomy with ileostomy on October 13 2009 for Crohns, have been doing very well since surgery but now for about 5 days I have been having sharp stabbing pains in my rectum.  I have searched the internet and this forum not finding much that relates. Anyone have any experience with this??? Thanks in advance
Crohns since 1994, inflammatory arthritis, chronic ulcerative proctitis, endometriosis, hypothyroidism, depression
Two doses of Tysabri IV beginning of 2009, no longer on too many side effects, hospitalized for neuro problems, med helped though
Allergic to Remicade which helped me so much for about 5 years before developing allergy also allergic to Humira and Imuran
Taking Asacol and Aciphex, prempro, synthroid, xanax, Vicodin, elavil and cymbalta 
Scheduled for ileostomy Oct 2009

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   Posted 12/30/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I had some strange pains for about 9 months after did just have surgery and your body can take up to 1 year to heal. If you are worried, though, call your doc and see what they say!

Other than the pain, how are you doing?

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   Posted 1/2/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
It's possible that you might have an infection. That happened to me at about 6 weeks post-op. You should make an appointment to see your surgeon about it.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

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   Posted 1/4/2010 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
i have that same problem. infact 2 nights ago i had those pains....and i tell you it is almost as bad as having my 5 children......... it hurts alot.........and it is a strange place to have pain and embarrassing. but my surgeron said it is spasums in there and it will get better but i has been a year now since my last surgery. and i still have them from time to time. .maybe once a month now................ NOT fun.............  but my doctor did say if it keeps up i should let them know about it.. he said there is things they can do to help it.. (think more surgery) but i am not sure. there is a lady in my church who has it really bad .she cant get the pain to stop and really should get into a dr. so if you have it real often i would see your doctor..

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   Posted 1/5/2010 1:30 AM (GMT -6)   
% months and I still have pains occasionally. They have lessened over time, mostly and then there's a wham. Heard it's normal so hope you don't have any problems. Maybe get checked out, always better safe than sorry.
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
H.W. Longfellow
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009

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