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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    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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