Swelling, tender and Random pains

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OzCrohnie
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   Posted 3/26/2010 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I originally got my ileostomy on the 1st of Feb but it was redone about 4 weeks ago...

My stomach is still swollen where the stoma is and next to it is a giant deep cut from the second round of surgery (the first round was keyhole). When I was in hospital I'd get random pains in the stomach that would come and go and change location all the time. My surgeon said it was just recovering from the two surgeries. I've been out of hospital for about 3 weeks now. Over the last week I keep getting pains in the same spoton the right side of my stomach and also in the side of my stomach (same height). Usually I just deal with the pain but these ones have been bad enough to take painkillers for.

I've also found that the area below the bottom of my plate is quite tender. Touching it sometimes hurts. I scratched it with my finger nail and it hurt even though i then scratched a different spot (on purpose for comparison) either the same or harder and it hardly hurt at all. The skin itself looks normal, its not red or anything... I've also found that the area around my stoma (that my plate covers) is sore if i touch it too hard.

wsometimes it can be quite painful when poo passes out of my stoma too.



I don't want to seem like I'm complaining (although after rereading this it definitely looks like I am!), I just want to know if other people have experienced the same things? If its something I just have to get used to or if its something that will go away in time (and if so, how long after surgery?).
Male, 22, diagnosed with Crohn's at 13.
Medication: Salofalk, Infliximab infusions, Humira injections.
On and off Prednisone for years.
I pop Loperamide (aka Gastro-Stop) like candy!
Have had one, two, three, four colonoscopies.
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answers4me2
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   Posted 3/26/2010 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Why did you have to have 2 surgeries? I am just curious seeing as I am waiting in line for my ileostomy or BCIR procedure.

summerstorm
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   Posted 3/26/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
when it hurts like that coming out, is it only when you have eaten certain foods?

As for the random pains, i had those for 6 months. Its just the muscles growing back together.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
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ohcountrybear
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   Posted 3/26/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Its amazing what you learn on here, there are times when it hurts when I poo. Then when I read the other threads, I have put more together and laughed. I love fruit, but i do find that sometimes it hurts with oranges, pineapple, even watermelon I get strings with. Sometimes it seems like some meat even, so I changed to lean meats.  Im glad to know Im not crazy.

OzCrohnie
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   Posted 3/26/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't really noticed if it occurs with certain foods. But I'm going to start writing down what I eat and when It hurts when it passes through the stoma and hopefully I may be able to figure out if its something to do with a particular food. But I definitely haven't eaten anything stringy though...

I guess it makes sense if its the muscles growing back, as the pain is around the stoma and they definitely would have had to cut through the muscle to form the stoma. Thanks!

I'm not too sure what a BCIR surgery is :s But, basically I had the first surgery (it was keyhole) to form the stoma and completely remove the large intestine. But then there were complications and we discovered there was a kink or twist just below the stoma so I had to have the second surgery to untwist it. Unfortunately the second surgery was not keyhole.
Male, 22, diagnosed with Crohn's at 13.
Medication: Salofalk, Infliximab infusions, Humira injections.
On and off Prednisone for years.
I pop Loperamide (aka Gastro-Stop) like candy!
Have had one, two, three, four colonoscopies.
Getting a (permanent) bag in February!
Favourite Quote:  Unfortunately my quote (while perfectly acceptable in Australia) contains language that is considered unacceptable in some countries outside of Australia. I guess that's what happens when you comment on a forum used by many different cultures. So I've provided a link to the Wikipedia entry for the quote instead.

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