Hi everybody, 

Having some issues 2.5 weeks post surgery. Surgery was colectomy and jpouch creation. I have a temp ileostomy right now. Anyways, since surgery I’ve had some dull aching in my butt/tailbone area...I assumed this was pretty normal. Doctor said it was normal. It’s gotten worse though. My tailbone is throbbing constantly no matter what position I’m in. I’ve also started getting terrible shocks/spasms of pain in my rectal area. It is painful and takes my breath away. I have episodes that last 30 mins to and hour and then goes away but then will come back again. Last night it felt like those shocks of pain were even in my vagina??  What could this be? I don’t have a fever. No leaking of any stool or discharge anywhere. I pass a little stool here and there from the jpouch which is normal and I can control it. These zaps of pain though are horrible...I have to lay here with a heating pad all day. I’ll call my doctor tomorrow but any ideas?

 

thanks 

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Scott F posted:

Perhaps the pouch is spasmodic - I don’t know if that’s likely when a loop ostomy is in place. Bentyl or Levsin would be commonly used to treat the spasms.

Yea I was thinking maybe that too..I was reading about that earlier. My sister n law says maybe it’s nerves. Maybe a nerve is getting irritated somehow or just nerves “waking up”. Who knows!? Luckily, it’s happened a lot less today. Only a few pains here and there. Last night it was constant for hours and I was super close to going to the ER it hurt so bad. I really hope it’s just a normal part of healing. I’m going to call the doctor tomorrow and let them know! Thanks for your reply ☺️

Google information on "protalgia fugax" to see if the symptoms match yours. After my takedown three years ago, I experienced pain similar to yours which were so sudden and the searing pain stopped me in my tracks. If it's the same, at least you'll have a name to consult your doctor.

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