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I recently underwent surgery (Sept 3) for Complicated Diverticulitis. I have a temporary colostomy bag and have some symptoms that make me feel anxious. I won't have surgery until next year after my bowels have healed (4-6 months).
So I am hoping that one or two people have experienced what I am going through.
My doctor said that they stapled off the part of the colon where the 4 abscesses and ulcer were so the waste wouldn't travel through. So basically those issues potentially still exist but he seemed confident with this approach. He explained that I might still have waste exiting from my god given behind but that was normal.
What comes out cant really be called a bm it looks more like light tiny particles of diarrhea and I have alot of clear fluid coming out, sometimes before I can get to the bathroom.. At first it only happened a day here or there and now its happening daily. It is also very ammonia smelling which I find concerning. I did have a small amount of blood one or two days but that has stopped. I spoke to my surgeon and he isnt concerned.
My other problem is now I also have extreme back pain. I have stopped taking pain meds but I either have to be on ice or heat it hurts so much. I dont really want to go back on pain meds.
Those are the big issues I will leave off the other smaller less frequent ones.
Has anyone experience these problems while bowel resting? Did you have abscesses too? Anyone have severe back pain after? If so did anyone try physical therapy for the pain?
Thank you for listening❤
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