I wrote on here a few days ago with little response. I have a doctor appointment
Monday with my doctor because my incision is leaking yellow and might be infected. I am on ciprofloxacin antibiotic. I am experiencing severe stomach pain/cramping that doesn't feel normal. I almost went to the ER last night but opted out since its the weekend and wouldn't see any of my doctors till Monday. I'm not so bad when I'm laying in bed but all other times is awful. Is this pouchitis or something else?
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What is your output like? I'm wondering if the cipro has slowed things down and caused a partial blockage. Drink warm/hot liquids, take a warm bath, move around if you can. Massaging the belly can help too. If it doesn't get better give your doctor a call about it.

kathy Big Grin
I just started the cipro last night. I've had these pains for days now. Output is sometimes diarrhea then sometimes little pellets. Not going 6-8 times a day tho. I go less than that
I guess it could still be a partial obstruction. With all you've been through maybe you should call your doctor for advice on this. Or you could PM Jan Dollar and see if she has any advice.

kathy Wink
If you continue with this pain I would go to the ER. They can take an xray/scan to see if you have a blockage. I experienced this and because my doctor was in NY I had my husband drive me all the way there that night as the ER scared me about the need for possible surgery if the blockage worsened. After the evening it did pass on it's own. I happened to eat some bran cereal that day and had a lot and must have stopped things up a bit. I did not have any infection at the ostomy site though so I am not sure if you can be dealing with an infection or not. I just had a lot of abdominal cramping and pain and it seemed to come in waves and a heating pad did nothing for my pain or discomfort.
1) Partial blockage (warm baths, lots of abdominal stretching, but gently)

2) Infection (keep on the Cipro as directed, just don't take any calcium supplements with it as it can alter your absorbition rates. Cipro can take several days to several weeks to kick in)

3) muscle tear with infection (after my first j pouch surgery, the incision site tore open and got infected, Cipro did the trick)

But, don't take our word with 100% certainty, ask your doc on Monday, until then, keep you diet bland and soft, drink as much fluid as you can, and DO NOT touch the area where he puss is (secondary infections are very hard to kill, I've had three, trust me on that). Hope you're feeling a little better and that your doctor can, if you'll pardon he pun, get to the bottom of this,

Eric Big Grin
I'm going to the bathroom fine. It's just the awful stomach pain/cramping. I'm going to take a bath and see how that does. Thanks for the comments.
Had an x-ray done today and I'm extremely bloated and my intestines are twice the size they should be. Was put on cipro and flaggyl antibiotics. Getting a catscan done tomorrow. Hopefully they won't have to put me in the hospital to cure me.
cate.. as much as I agree with you that being in a hospital sucks. Sometimes, you can actually get better faster there. You can get tests done and results faster, you can get iv drugs instead of just oral, and they can figure out other problems quicker. So if they suggest the hospital, maybe you should go.
good luck.

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