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Hi everyone think most regulars know me. Well

 I've has my resection, Iliostomy and reversal, and am recovering, with  a few hiccups along the way, ( dehydration) etc. sounds all healed. I have now got really low anaemia, quite common after Iliostomy, and had infusion last week, and having a b 12 injection ( a form of iron)  on Thursday. I have also got a pain in my side , which

the surgeon   suspects may be a hernia, also common after this surgery . My problem is my bladder hurts when I "go" I  mentioned this before . It still giving me trouble, and back pain. Does anyone else have this problem. It's holding me back . 

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    Yes, it almost seems like a bladder or kidney. In my case it was just the swelling inside. Still get it checked just in case, but most times that is the cause.
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      Thanks Glenda. It's been 2 months since the second op, would that still be be a problem?Had another cat scan to check my resection site was ok, because of the back pain. All fine. Back pain intense at times, around site of where he had to fix the top of the rectum. But it's the bladder discomfort that drives me mad. It's so unfortable. It doesn't happen all the time. I thought it was menopause, but I think,it's defo connected to the bowel movement. It burns and is a weird feeling,like something pinching the bladder. Having a scan for a hernia tomorrow, but I doubt it's that. So strange, I didn't have it at all yesterday, but had it so bad Saturday night. Thanks for listening. This seems never ending for me . 

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    It took I can't remember how many weeks before that went away, thinking at least 8 weeks. Remember you had 2 operations, patience is needed but still monitor yourself. I was also septic from my stomach down, all organs twice the size and inflamed stomach. I did learn and am still (5 months post op) having some lower back pain that the abdominal muscles they cut are the ones that control the lower back, hence the back pain. Still can't lean against anything and sometimes have incision pain. Each week though I'm getting better. I still watch what I eat and how much. Began eating foods (little and slow) I've hadn't eaten in 2 years. Exercise and drink lots of water, it does help.

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      Thanks Glenda. It's good to know you are doing so well. Yes I hope the bladder and back problems are temporary. My actual bowel is working really well, so that's great. I'm slowly getting on top of the anaemia too. It's been a long haul .  Good to talk to someone about the bladder stuff,that has actually experienced it. Thank you. 

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      I actually went to the doctor to ensure it wasn't a bladder or kidney infection and it wasn't. Sure felt like it though. As for number 2, I just grab a book and relax. Don't worry about how long it takes, no straining. I don't want to be one of the 10% that gets the returning diverticulitis.

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      Just dd a reply and it disappeared. Grr. Im lucky i don't need to strain to go. My bladder hurts afterwards. And often after i wee and during. Maybe a menopause thing, but i had a huge inflammatory mass stuck

      to my bladder( probs told you) and i just wonder if it had done some damage. I have health anxiety, and i keep thinking bladder cancer. But I'vehad so many scans etc something would have shown up by now i think.

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      Patience my friend. You've been through a lot more than most so there will be twinges, cramping, etc. As my surgeon said, "you've had MAJOR surgery". Listen to your body, don't be afraid to ask questions.

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      Thank you so much Glenda. You are absolutely correct. Sometimes it just takes someone to tell you that who has been through it, you've Been a great comfort to me. I really appreciate it. 

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      I too was concerned about cancer because colon cancer runs in my family. All tests came back negative too like yours. 2 reasons my surgeon did an open cut is because if the family cancer history and the amount of confirmed attacks in such a short time. I'm sure your surgeon checked your whole colon like mine did, so get the cancer thing out of your mind.

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      Ive had 2 colonoscopies, 1 virtual colonoscopy, and 3 cat scans, plus an ultrasound yesterday in the last 6 months, lol. Bowel cancer wasn't something i was worried about. Its bladder cancer cause of the bladder discomfort, but as i said, i had an inflammatory mass stuck to it from a nasty infection last year. So thats probably the problem. Hopefully will get better. I have health anxiety so I'm a worrier.

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