Do I have an abscess after my ileostomy!? God I hope not.

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Chevypower1930
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   Posted 8/6/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone.. well I had a full ileostomy 2 fridays ago...

I'm healing well and getting my strength back, but today I haven noticed a bit of a bulge, barely noticeable but when I run my hand down my stomach I can feel the raise... It's soft and not at all tender... Could this be an abscess? I'm contacting my surgeon tomorrow to be sure (want to deal with this quickly if it is something to worry about)

Thanks guys I'm worrying myself to death over this as I've been through so darn much at a young 20 years old...
19 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
2 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Currently in Second Flair for over a month)

Currently:
- 6 Asacol Pills 2X Daily (12 pills)
- 60.. tapered to 50..tapered to current 40 MG Prednisone
- Align Probiotic 2X Daily

First Remicade infusion was Dec 4th! doing great

suebear
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   Posted 8/6/2010 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Could be a hernia?

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

Chevypower1930
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   Posted 8/6/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't hernias usually hurt, and wouldn't I know when it happened? I've done NOTHING strenuous and been using my arms to get me up and down off the couch... My father also has an ostomy bag he got his surgery done 10 years ago... and I brought this to my parents attention and my dad actually has as small part on his stomach left of his stoma site and bag (same as me although mines further left) that's kind of hard and he said it's always been there never had a problem...

I'm just worrying myself to death I think, Hoping it's nothing! just worries me kind of because at my incision sight where the staples were there was some puss coming out of them before they were removed but the doc's said it's pretty routine and normal for that to happen when it's about time for them to come out....
19 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
2 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Currently in Second Flair for over a month)

Currently:
- 6 Asacol Pills 2X Daily (12 pills)
- 60.. tapered to 50..tapered to current 40 MG Prednisone
- Align Probiotic 2X Daily

First Remicade infusion was Dec 4th! doing great

Chevypower1930
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 8/6/2010 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
It's just weird because it's not painful to the touch AT ALL... can't tell a difference pushing on it or pushing on any other part of torso... also it's soft not hard at all or even firm.. and no temperature... so that's all giving me some relief in thinking it's nothing to really worry about
19 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
2 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Currently in Second Flair for over a month)

Currently:
- 6 Asacol Pills 2X Daily (12 pills)
- 60.. tapered to 50..tapered to current 40 MG Prednisone
- Align Probiotic 2X Daily

First Remicade infusion was Dec 4th! doing great

suebear
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Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 8/6/2010 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay, it's probably not an abscess. Abscesses are usually accompanied by a fever. They are also painful. If you get a fever and you feel pain then go to the ER.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

suebear
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Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 8/6/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
And stop pushing on it! nono
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

Chevypower1930
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 8/6/2010 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
hahah suebear... Will it hurt as soon as it starts? also will the fever come on as soon as it starts? if not how long does it usually take for it to start hurting and so on
19 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
2 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Currently in Second Flair for over a month)

Currently:
- 6 Asacol Pills 2X Daily (12 pills)
- 60.. tapered to 50..tapered to current 40 MG Prednisone
- Align Probiotic 2X Daily

First Remicade infusion was Dec 4th! doing great

suebear
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Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 8/6/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Usually if you can feel an abscess you would already have pain and a fever.

sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

suebear
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Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 8/6/2010 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
If you're really worried, grab your hospital discharge papers and call the doctor on duty right now.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/6/2010 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
i answered you on your other thread, but my surgeon did tell my that hernias didnt always hurt.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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Chevypower1930
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 8/6/2010 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
hey everyone yeah it's still not hurting so I'm guessing it won't... also I've been monitoring my temperature and it's perfect.... so chances are no abscess :)
19 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
2 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Currently in Second Flair for over a month)

Currently:
- 6 Asacol Pills 2X Daily (12 pills)
- 60.. tapered to 50..tapered to current 40 MG Prednisone
- Align Probiotic 2X Daily

First Remicade infusion was Dec 4th! doing great

fish1
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Total Posts : 106
   Posted 8/7/2010 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
my guess it is just a weak spot where the muscle was cut. I have  a similar spot and have had no problems with it, just get healed up and start your excersize! That will make you feel better.
50 yr old man, Colon Cancer survivor 2005
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Illistomy  Feb-23-10
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Chevypower1930
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   Posted 8/7/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks fish yeah I'm not worried anymore, still contacting my woundostomy nurse to talk about my stoma seperating from my skin at one point on the top about half an inch long :/ I've read up on it and seen a lot of people have had it and it's not a real big deal but I'd like to contact him and the surgeon to make sure... especially since when putting on the bag it kind of hurts on that part especially changing bags when it pulls on it when taking off the bag
19 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
2 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Currently in Second Flair for over a month)

Currently:
- 6 Asacol Pills 2X Daily (12 pills)
- 60.. tapered to 50..tapered to current 40 MG Prednisone
- Align Probiotic 2X Daily

First Remicade infusion was Dec 4th! doing great

Christine1946
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   Posted 8/7/2010 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I have pus coming out of where two stitches popped. The surgeon opened it up so all the pus could come out and put some kind of salve on it. He then put a bandaid over it and told me to keep an eye on it but it should heal ok. Not so much pus coming out now as before. I do have a hemorroid which is giving me grief. Why my surgeon never took my anus out is beyond me. He said he wouldn't do a j-pouch on me because of my age, 63. I had my colon and rectum removed as my main problem was ulcerative proctitis for many years and I had become prednisone dependent.

privey
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   Posted 8/7/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I had an abcess that didn't show up for nearly 2 months. The abcess wasn't in the ileo but to the left side. I had no temp or pain until it got so large and I insisted they at least take a look see. It was -- 28cm x 19cm and very impressive. They put in 4 pinrose drains and I had them for 6-8 weeks and believe it or not it still wasn't healed. In May I noticed a sore above the abcess and here it went again only not as big and it did heal within a month. If I were you I wouldn't let it go I'd have it checked out.

Chevypower1930
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   Posted 8/9/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys the raised area SEEMS larger today, it may be in my head, still no pain whatsoever, been monitering my temp, no temp change.... any words for me?
20 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
3 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Second Flair- 2 months/ Third flair- One week, then surgery)

Full Ileostomy surgery done on july 22!

Living with an ostomy bag right now and loving feeling healthy again! Finally have gotten this horrible disease OUT of my body!

suebear
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Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 8/9/2010 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Call your surgeon!

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

Chevypower1930
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 8/9/2010 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been trying to get a hold of my woundostomy nurse all weekend and am getting NOTHING it's relaly starting to piss me off and can't talk to ANYONE. mom is on the case now haha. it's getting ridiculous as I NEED to talk to somebody and I"m getting no help from them
20 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
3 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Second Flair- 2 months/ Third flair- One week, then surgery)

Full Ileostomy surgery done on july 22!

Living with an ostomy bag right now and loving feeling healthy again! Finally have gotten this horrible disease OUT of my body!
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