Adhesions in muscle layer?

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esoR
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   Posted 4/24/2011 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Have a new question. I saw this article in the Phoenix Magazine of ostomates. This woman wrote in that her mom who has a colostomy has issues with bloat and pain and pressure around her stoma. they had tried miralax, gas-x and so on. The only time the woman did not have this feeling was when she was sleeping or lying down.

So far I have no pain, no prolapse, no peristomal hernia, and stool is moving along through my ileostomy stoma, but I do have this pressure feeling right above it and a bit to the left of it, like diagonally from my naval to the stoma. I asked my doc about this and he said "IBS." IBS is disordered peristalisis of the COLON! I'm not even using my colon! I think it is adhesions in the muscle layer.

I have gained 36 lbs since having my ileo when I weighed only 99. I did need to gain, but not that much! Am going to try and drop some lbs and see if less fat around the stoma makes any difference.

Anyone have this same type of pressure around their stoma even if it is working OK?

Rosemary

boatnerj
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   Posted 4/27/2011 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
IBS can effect your small bowel as well. It can be related to a variety of things like food allergies/intolerances, out of whack bacteria in your gut, malabsorption, hormonal problems, etc. They are all linked/interelated though.

Chevypower1930
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   Posted 4/27/2011 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Esor when I had my ostomy, I had all kinds of weird pressures, feelings, noises around that area haha. I was never really in PAIN but just different feelings. Still going on with my J pouch, a weird feeling every now and then, I think it's just the huge surgery that we go through, and stuff just isn't the same in there!
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