Hi, i have never posted on here before but i was hoping for some help or hoping to find someone who may have been through what i am right now. i’ll try keep it as short as poss! ok so history is severe colitis in 2009 it was too far on for medication so i had an ileostomy which was then reversed may 2010 and it was extremely successful. i’ve never had any problems since apart from a couple of partial blockages due to things i know i shouldn’t have eaten but sorted at home with the usual prune juice etc So what is happening to me now did happen 2 years ago but it went away on its own after months, strangely just as i made as appt to see my gastro consultant. so about a month ago this started and what happens is i will go to the toilet and push and absolutely nothing comes out ( sorry tmi!!) when i push on my tummy on the right where my stoma used to be i can hear all the liquid in there but it will not come out. I can’t get gas out either. so what i discovered last time was i have to lay on the floor and lift my legs in the air and i hear all the air moving and then most of the time all my gas come out and it’s such a relief then normally after that i can then sit on the toilet and stool will come out but it’s definitely not all of it but some! This takes about 15 mins in total and i obviously can’t do it when i’m out or at friends. I always feel like i’m not empty and it’s making me so grumpy and uncomfortable. I have had 2 c sections 2 and 4 years ago also so i’m sure i have lots of scar tissue. I can hear lots of rumbling in my tummy and i know that whatever it is is all on the right side where my stoma was as when i rub there i can hear lots of liquid.
I suppose i’m hoping someone may have experienced the same and may have some advice for me as i’m really hoping i don’t need any more surgery.
I seem to remember last time it got better i was actually on holiday and i was doing lots of swimming and i remember after a swim saying to my husband oh wow i’ve just been able to go to the toilet properly!! Due to the covid 19 virus i’m unable to swim and i don’t even know if this would work??
i’m not on any medication as apart from this i’m normally really healthy.
Thankyou so much if you’ve read this far without falling asleep