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nettiemoore
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   Posted 7/21/2011 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
So I had my first surgery about two months ago and for the most part I've been doing great, aside from some skin irritation. These past couple of weeks I suddenly have a gnawing, burning feeling in my stomach. Sometimes it happens in between meals, but mostly it keeps me up at night. I've also started to have very watery output all day and all night, and by morning it's totally green (which I'm guessing is bile). I don't understand why food is suddenly moving through me so fast, and I'm scared I'm also dehydrated now so I'm trying to drink a lot. The past 3 days I've also been very, very tired. Yesterday I felt nearly as fatigued as I used to when my hemoglobin was around 5, but I'm not losing any blood right now so it can't be anemia.

I'm seeing my surgeon on Monday (the 25th) and we're supposed to be scheduling my next surgery. I'm afraid that whatever's going on is going to be a huge setback and I'm going to have to wait a really long time.
21 years old
UC since September 2008, diagnosed in April 2010

Going for a J-Pouch in 3 steps!
Surgery #1 - May 25th, 2011

nettiemoore
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 7/21/2011 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Also, it just occurred to me. Could this be gastritis? I'm not entirely sure how that manifests itself.
21 years old
UC since September 2008, diagnosed in April 2010

Going for a J-Pouch in 3 steps!
Surgery #1 - May 25th, 2011

betsaronie
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 318
   Posted 7/22/2011 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
It's probably nothing huge enough to cause a setback. It sounds like dehydration is a good possible cause. When i was dehydrated not only did I get really tried very easily, but i'd have more output than before. It took my ileo almost the full 3 months before my takedown to even out and settle down. Do you ever notice the gnawing feeling and then drink water to see if it improves? Sometimes we experience hunger pains or something similar when we are thirsty. Another way to gauge the dehydration is how often you pee and what color it is (fun!) with an ileo you should be drinking enough water that your urine is always super pale or almost clear. If its plain old yellow or darker, drink more. Definitely bring it to the doc's attention, and hopefully it's nothing you need to worry about.
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-J-pouch surgery step 1 of 2 3/21/11
-Takedown 6/13/11
I <3 my J-pouch!
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