about two weeks ago I had a blockage. I called my surgeon and he admitted me to the hospital. They tried to wait it out and give me pain meds to see if it would fix itself, but it didn't, so a day later they did surgery to fix it. It turns out that my intestines got twisted/got a kink right by my stoma, and they ended up redoing my whole stoma. It sucked, I'm not going to lie. But it's not a very common problem, so you really shouldn't worry about it.
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).