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02-12-2013, 01:09 AM   #1
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Pain and tight feeling when stoma is active

I have had my stoma for nearly two years and I get a tight feeling and pain on occasions, when stuff is about to pass through the stoma. It is like the pressure is building up, then it bursts through. Is this normal? Does everyone else get this?
I have been getting upper abdo pain too, intermittent, just hoping it is not crohns!

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02-12-2013, 01:36 AM   #2
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Hi Kaz, I haven't had this happen to me although I do sometimes 'feel' large bits of food or gas pass through. I think cheerbear described this same problem when she was worried about a blockage but it passed. Have you always had the sensation or is it new? Hopefully its not crohn's or a blockage but it might be worth mentioning to your gastro since you also have abdo pain. Fingers crossed for you,
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02-12-2013, 01:56 AM   #3
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Thanks Anna. It is relatively new. I had my first blockage a few weeks ago and this has been happening ever since. I was told by my surgeon that there was only a slight chance the crohns would recurr. I don't see my gastro any more but I will if need be. Hope you are well xx
02-12-2013, 07:22 AM   #4
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I have that feeling all the time...especially when Oscar contracts and then spits a poop out.
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02-12-2013, 08:46 AM   #5
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I get that from time to time. Yesterday it happened after every meal..a bit painful rather than just uncomfortable, but everything passed through like normal.

Hopefully it is nothing more than regular movement for you, Kassandra!
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02-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #6
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Same here! Sometimes it happens but not often and not usually with pain. I would maybe try eating a low fibre diet for a while and see how it goes!
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02-12-2013, 03:41 PM   #7
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Good idea, I will do, thanks xx
02-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #8
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Kaz, What did you do about the blockage, did you have to go to hospital?
02-14-2013, 02:22 PM   #9
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It was just a food blockage, the only thing I had different was cheese. Quite alot, my hubby made me cheese on toast. It was like a golf ball behind the stoma Anna. It was hard and painful, so I massaged it and had a hot bath - read this advice somewhere. Eventually lumps (sorry) came through and it began to ease. Took a few days before it was all ok again. The stoma was getting pulled back inside - it gave me a fright.
02-14-2013, 02:49 PM   #10
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Yikes!! Glad it got passed without needing assistance of a finger. (I've heard that kind of assistance really hurts!)
02-14-2013, 10:29 PM   #11
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I've had a blockage like that, too. In my case it was a rather large slice of cake made from semolina and ground almonds - yes, I know that it was totally my own fault!

The only advice I was given when I first had my stoma, other than warm shower or bath and massage, was lots of warm drinks - tea in my case.

It certainly feels like having a golf ball stuck in there and, if you don't have lots of fluids, it goes on getting harder and harder.
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02-14-2013, 11:04 PM   #12
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Wow, all these handy hints about dealing with blockages and air travel (gracifers thread). I can see I'll have to add them to our stoma advice thread. Just dont have time at the moment so if anyone else does that would be great.
02-23-2013, 03:12 PM   #13
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I get this from time to time too especially when Barbara contracts and spits out sometimes hurts too. sorry for late reply xx
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02-23-2013, 03:17 PM   #14
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Thanks Rachel, ha ha Barbara, I love it xx
02-23-2013, 03:20 PM   #15
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Lol it was my mum's idea xx
02-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #16
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hmm, I'll have to think of a name for mine. Ideas anyone?
Always spouting, always gushing, never stopping, always leaking - what was that wikileaks guys name?
02-23-2013, 07:17 PM   #17
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Julian Assange ? Lol. Mine is Steffi, Steffi the stoma xxx
02-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #18
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Heard some fab names, one was side show Bob ha ha xx was it someone on here?
02-23-2013, 07:22 PM   #19
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yes Julian Assange. Such a creepy looking guy though - don't know if I could think of him everytime i looked at my stoma, haha.
Sideshow Bob is 2th fairy's. Fun name.
02-23-2013, 07:24 PM   #20
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Think I have lost my marbles sometimes, I talk about Steffi as if she is a pet! Sometimes she is naughty, or sometimes she is not very happy lol!
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haha, thats clever.
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My husband says that Sideshow Bob is not just a member of the family, but indeed runs the house.
02-23-2013, 10:36 PM   #24
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02-24-2013, 03:57 AM   #25
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Lol what about Spurt Anna? Lol xx
02-24-2013, 06:09 AM   #26
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Miss piggy( my Stoma), who herself is a bit loud, obnoxious, attention seeking and lacking in social courteousness, thinks if you name your Stoma Julian Assange you may end up house bound ( in the Ecuador embassy) so not a good idea. What about Dame Edna. Now that's a more gracious famous Aussie who pushes the boundaries, but in a good way.
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02-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #27
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Hahaha!
02-25-2013, 07:23 AM   #28
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haha, both good names, Spurt or Dame Edna. However whilst my stoma does make me laugh a lot it is definitely not gracious so I have to rule out Dame Edna. So far I am liking Spurt since that is what it does so constantly. But I'm still open to suggestions. Perhaps Etna or Vesuvius or another volcano since the action is quite volcanic.
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