Pain one year after colon resection

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Had surgery labroscopicly to remove my sigmoid last year. Still have diverticulitis type pain but CT always says I’m clear of it. Anyone else experience this so long after surgery. I don’t know what to do. I’m tired of doctors telling me I’m fine when I clearly don’t feel fine 

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    Mine was open 5 weeks ago I have wished I hadn't done it but unfortunately it was surgery or death I have been incontinent diahrea 20 times a day unbelievable pain lost 40 lbs I'm at 97 pounds and can't do much of anything I sure hope a year from now I'm better! My surgeon says 3 to 6 months recovery time I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers

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    I'm a little over 4 months post op for open sigmoid colectomy where they removed 4" of my colon. Mine was also life or death situation where I had also developed sepsis. I know eating habits and how much you eat definitely plays a big part in the healing process. I still have some pockets but my surgeon wasn't concerned. His advice was to basically watch what I eat and how much I should have no issues with diverticulitis again. I still have some minor twitches but motrin helps to calm my muscles.

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    I wish I could help, but I have similar concerns. I had surgery on March 26, 2018 to remove about 14”. Recovery was a little tough, but within 30-40 days I was feeling great. However, about 10 days ago, started feeling a strange pressure on my left side. It was similar to a buildup before the sharp death like feeling twinges I experienced before surgery. They did laparoscopic on me with four incisions, but had to then open me up because they couldn’t get to it. In addition to my pressure pains, the bottome of my open incision closest to my groin has started to hurt a bit and the small incision on my lower right side hurts a little here and there. I don’t know if all of it is due to some weight gain I experienced over the summer or too much red meat. I went on a semi liquid diet four days ago..I still ate cooked veggies in my soup, but not all the time. I added soups with ginger cooked in and also added both turmeric and ginger drinks by kevita. Drinks are strong tasting and have a ton of probiotics as well. One of the drinks with ginger has vinegar apple cider in it. I also added raw honey. It seems to be helping some, but the first sign of a bad twinge, I’m asking for the antibiotics as I was in the ER and had hospital stays because the infection got extremely bad prior to my surgery. The pain I have now is not quite the same as before, but scares the heck out of me. I also get a burning sensation in both my outer thighs...this happened a lot prior to surgery when I had flare ups. It could be the weight and pressure on my nerves to. I weighed 250 prior to my flare ups and then over the course of having flare ups and surgery, I was down to 175. From mid April to present time, I’m at 217. Possibly the weight gain a poor diet could have played into what I’m experiencing now. This doesn’t help when I also have diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol and copd and I never smoked in my life. I know none of what I said has answered your question, but there or some of us experiencing something similar. I’m hoping to get answers to and praying that it didn’t reappear in other areas within my colon.

    I wish you the best and hope you get some answers.

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      Yendor,

      You have described almost to the tee my experience as well. I am 9 months post op, sigmoid resection. Laparoscopic surgery, no stoma, 12 inches removed. I also had a weight gain and started to pig out on foods about 6 months out and that seemed to trigger what I felt was the beginning of more attacks. CT scan showed no abnormalities or diverticular pouches. They told me it could be nerve damage. I also read a lot of folks say it can take up to two years to really get back to your old self. I was absolutely wigged out before my test results but I'm glad that i got them. I've been on mostly liquid diet this whole week and it seems to be improving but ever so slowly. I'm almost 42 years old, non-drinker, non-smoker.

      Hope you're feeling better.

      Cheers,

      Daniel

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    I have not but a friend of mine does periodically.  She is still careful what she eats.  She usually goes on a liquid diet for a day and it goes away.  Hoping you feel better.
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    I echo all the same issues as you lot have already stated. I'm currently dealing with pain. I woke up at 5:30 AM this morning with cramping and diarrhoea. I sent my surgeon via his assistant a cheeky email. I lived in constant pain from August to February. I'm three months post op this Wednesday. There should NOT be this type of pain, this soon after surgery. I had the Xi robotic surgery. I sympathize with those who have pain at their incision sites. My pain is mostly in the largest one above my privates, and the one in the lower right quadrant. For those that had laproscopic or robotic it's amazing and scary how they complete the operation. FYI, they stick the surgical stapler in your anus, and pull out the diseased bit in the largest incision above ones privates. Wish I never knew this to be honest.

    I'm not going to put up with any boll**ks from my surgeon. He had better have some answers. If he created an additional issue, or nerve damage I'll be seeing him in court. These surgeons all are quite rude, and treat patients as if their special needs. Sick of this pain, and these daft surgeons cheeky attitudes🤬🤬🤬.

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