how do you know if you have a blockage?

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Christine1946
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   Posted 11/12/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
     I am still having output but for some reason, my stoma is sore today.

flchurchlady
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   Posted 11/12/2010 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you eat anything that might be difficult to pass, like pineapple or raw celery? It might be a partial blockage that's right behind your stoma. It's good that you have output, which means it's not a full blockage. You might try drinking lots of fluid and putting a heating pad on it to see if it starts to feel better.

Keep us posted,

Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

Chasblah
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   Posted 11/12/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
when i have an obstruction, it's not the stoma that hurts, it's my abdomen-the inside guts. very painful :( like i don't want to move painful. I can feel the gut moving, b/c the pain radiates the intestine (does that make sense?)

When my stoma hurts, it's usually b/c I've overworked my abdominal muscles, and i think it irritates the stoma since it's sticking right out through the muscle.
Chassity
29y. married with one beautiful daughter born 11/20/07
-2002 dx with severe pancolitis u/c; 12/19/08 had total colectomy; 12/25/08 emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
Feeling Fabulous Now with my ileostomy!!!!!
Pregnant with second baby due 5/26/11

summerstorm
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   Posted 11/12/2010 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
sometimes it hurts right behind mine if i eat something thats hard to get out, like cece said. I just lay on my left side a bit, or get in the hottub.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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Christine1946
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   Posted 11/13/2010 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
     It's much better this morning and I did notice a bunch of gunk that must have passed during the night.   Last night I had creamed spinach at dinner and the strands that came out looked like the strands in the spinach.  I try to chew thoroughly, but guess some of it just slides down.   I'm glad it came out though smilewinkgrin .

flchurchlady
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   Posted 11/13/2010 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad it came through and you're feeling better!
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