Posted 12/22/2021 1:26 PM (GMT -8)
I had this. My entire intestine (what was left of it) was swollen. I found out later I was living with a twisted jpouch. I opted for jpouch repair and for this they brought up a stoma. When my stoma came out, it was 2 inches big. The biggest stoma I've ever had (I had 4). After a couple of weeks of healing it shrunk to a normal small intestine size. While it was swollen I was in pain every day. I couldn't get up from a sitting position without being in pain. I couldn't eat. I was unable to function. I didn't know my jpouch was twisted until they did the exploratory surgery in September.