Well I am brand new here... ostomy reversal Tuesday a week ago. Constipated tonight! Miserable! Looking for ideas to help. Does anyone know if juices and water still help even if you seem to be impacted? thanks
Have you gone at all today? Do you have pain or nausea? If so, call your surgeons office in case you have a blockage or a partial one. Shortly after my reversal I developed a stricture (narrowing due to scar tissue at the anastomis site). It made me feel constipated....lots of unproductive trips to the bathroom. It wouldn't hurt to try some grape juice. Definately don't be afraid to ask questions to your surgeon's office if you don't feel right. Also, perhaps start your own new thread....this is an older one and you may get more responses with a new thread. Hope you feel better soon.
Marianne- age 46
DX Pancolitis in 2005. Family history of UC.
Tried every drug-even Remicade & Cyclosporine-Tried diets-nothing worked.
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC and no more drugs.Very happy j- poucher!
Post Edited (ByeByeUC) : 5/1/2015 12:58:28 PM (GMT-6)