Painful Lower Back Pain

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Anthony1977
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   Posted 7/27/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
It was starting a few days ago, but wasn't that bad and has continued for the past few days. It is a very dull pain, but gets increasingly painful and is only subsided when I take tylenol or advil. I currently have had my takedown now for about 2 weeks, but I don't think it has anything to do with it. Some were saying it could be kidney stones ... REALLY?!!! like I really need that $&#*. Thanks for listening. Painfully yours, Anthony ;)

Christine1946
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   Posted 7/27/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Anthony...I have had lower back pain since my surgery! I told my surgeon in the hospital but he said the surgery shouldn't have caused this. I do have osteoporosis and think it may be due to it but your problem wouldn't be osteoporosis.
Where exactly is your pain? The middle of the back or toward your hips? I don't think kidney stones would be the middle of the back.
Seems like a lot of us are having some problems post op.

NewShinyCD
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   Posted 7/27/2010 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe weak back muscles?

I was actually about to create a post on here to see how you've been doing.
I only have 4 weeks left until my takedown, and I'm thinking about getting it moved but I have to figure out when the place I applied at wants me to start. But first they want me to take a computer test for the position, but the company is in the process of moving to Kennesaw, GA which will be on the 14th of August so...

But what is it like without the bag? I'm not worried about how many times I will be going but leaking. I've been doing kegals but I keep wondering what is going to happen when there is actually stuff in there and I'm running or something. lol I want this bag off me. it just gets on my nerves sometimes.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Step two of Jpouch surgery - 9/?/2010


Anthony1977
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   Posted 7/27/2010 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Christine and NewShiny .... My pain is more focused in the lower portion on the left side of my back. I was actually thinking it could be weak muscles since I haven't been doing much of working out in like 5 months with both operations and such. It has been starting recently. If it goes for another couple of days I will contact my surgeon other than that I really can't complain. My # of BM's has actually increased slightly from about 3-4 to about 4-8 per day sometimes a little more but I can accept that w/o issue. There is no urgency of whatsover and I am greatful for that. NewShiny ... I have had no leakage (knock on wood). I have been doing the Kegels and I think those are essential to build up the muscles to prevent such a thing from happening. I have had no problem at night. In fact I only go to the bathroom at night maybe once or twice as opposed to 10 times.

summerstorm
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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
its probably because, even though you didnt notice it, you have been walking slightly hunched over to compensate for the pain in your stomach from the incisions.
Try very hard to keep up your posture, and sit straight also. You could try some back stretching exercises too, or a heating pad
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!


snugglesaurus
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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I work in Kennesaw, GA :)

Anyhoo.. I haven't had the surgery but I get a lot of lower back pain that is often relieved with a bowel movement. Does it hurt if you "pound" on the area? If so - it could be kidney related.

Does it help if anyone rubs the area?
Diagnoses: Appendicitis, Terminal Ileitis, Crohn's, Celiac Disease, IBS-C, Chronic Constipation, Colonic Inertia, Rectocele, Anismus
Tests: 2 Colonoscopies, 2 CT scans, Sitzmark Test, Anorectal Manometry, Food Allergies, Thyroidism, Pudental Nerve Study, Defacogram, SMART Pill, Electromyogram, Celiac Panel, Small Bowel Study, Gastric Emptying Study - Solids

Tried: Pentasa, exercise, diet changes, pro-biotics, vitamins, laxatives, stool softeners, Miralax, Amitiza, anti-depressants, fiber supplements, water enemas, Fleet enemas, suppositories, mineral oil, phenergan, Zofran

Currently: Biofeedback


Christine1946
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   Posted 7/27/2010 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to take hydrocodone for pain but don't know if it is ok to take following an ileo.

NewShinyCD
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   Posted 7/27/2010 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I took hydrocodone right after surgery, and I never had any problems. I'm glad I had it to because my stomach and my back were killing me. I started working on my posture a couple of weeks ago and my back as felt MUCH better.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Step two of Jpouch surgery - 9/?/2010


summerstorm
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   Posted 7/27/2010 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
its fine christine, asl ong as you dont mix it with something else
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!


Anthony1977
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   Posted 7/28/2010 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I think you guys may be right with posture. I had my brother punch my lower back to see if it hurt. It did ;) j/k I think it may be a combination of gas and just poor posture from hunching over a lot.

Collicat
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   Posted 7/28/2010 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Anthony...Dillon had the same problems following surgery. With time it just got better and better as he got stronger and stronger

Anthony1977
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   Posted 7/28/2010 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, collicat. This is very good to know. I expect miracles overnight. I just a stubborn and impatient person ;)

summerstorm
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   Posted 7/28/2010 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
dont laugh at me when i tell you this, but if you can stand either in first postion, or stand holding one leg up, like a flamingo, that strenghens your core and improves your posture
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!


Anthony1977
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   Posted 7/29/2010 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I was doing the flamingo thingy in my apartment and my land lord passes by my window which was open and just looks at me with this weird look! I told him wait till you see crapping tiger.

Collicat
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   Posted 7/29/2010 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
lol...my morning chuckle.

summerstorm
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   Posted 7/29/2010 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL thats great!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

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