Pressure and irritated stoma???

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sno92c
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   Posted 9/23/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
The past two days the middle of my stomach has felt achy and I've been feeling pressure in the area. My output has been mostly watery and lots of it. Has anyone experienced this? Also I feel a little bloated today. Please help! confused

Anthony1977
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   Posted 9/23/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never had it, but this could sound like a slight blockage. I would monitor it closely. Many here say that Cranberry or Grape Juice will help out sometimes. If it is hurting a lot and your output stops, see a doctor right away. Not to scare you, but just to keep you on your toes. Hope you feel better. BTW, this happened to me as well. It was right after surgery and it fixed itself so to speak.

sno92c
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   Posted 9/23/2010 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the advice....I really need it right now. I just started eating salad again last week and I wonder if thats the problem. I am a little over 3 months post op.
Diagnosed in 2004 with Crohn's disease. Resection in 2009. Have tried almost every medication and nothing has worked. Total proctocolectomy June 16, 2010

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 9/24/2010 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
sno92c~sorry to hear you aren't feeling so hot shakehead

Your body just might not be ready for salads yet...what type of lettuce are you eating? In the beginning the really soft ones are the best (think Boston or Bibb) and easy to digest.

It does sound like you may have something blocked which would cause the high output of liquid...I drink a ginger ale when I feel that way and it helps to sooth my stomach as well get things moving. Strong coffee gets things moving, too!

Take it VERY slow when trying new things and only eat small quantities until your body gets used to them...and if a food bothers you now, try it again in a few weeks, and you might be surprised you'll tolerate it!

If it hasn't gotten better you may want to try a heating pad (be careful not to put it on your stoma or your incision if it isn't healed) to help things relax. If you start vomiting or your output stops please call your doc.

Let us know how it goes!

sno92c
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   Posted 9/24/2010 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow I had no idea that the high out put of liquid could mean a possible blockage. I'm kinda scared now. I think I'm gonna try the ginger ale like you said. Thanks for your help.
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