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07-27-2016, 04:58 PM   #1
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Infection after resection

Husband had a resection on June 13. About 3 to 4 weeks later he began having severe abdominal pain. CT showed inflammation, but couldn't tell if it was an infection or a Crohn's flare. He has been on Entyvio for about a year, and it seems to have been working. He has been taking Flagyl for over a week with very little relief. The pain is extremely bad. Anyone had any similar infections post surgery? Treatment?
07-28-2016, 01:06 PM   #2
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Husband had a resection on June 13. About 3 to 4 weeks later he began having severe abdominal pain. CT showed inflammation, but couldn't tell if it was an infection or a Crohn's flare. He has been on Entyvio for about a year, and it seems to have been working. He has been taking Flagyl for over a week with very little relief. The pain is extremely bad. Anyone had any similar infections post surgery? Treatment?
I had an open surgery resection. I started out in immense pain but day, by day it improved. By four weeks I felt better than ever and even went on holiday to London. I would be concerned if your husband is deteriorating rather than improving and severe pain is not a good sign. I am wondering about infection or problem with the bowel join? I would probably go back to ER.
07-28-2016, 01:10 PM   #3
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Hi mary.. i would say the same as eleanor,get on to gp or surgeon.Dont hang on in pain try to get it sorted asap.
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07-28-2016, 01:13 PM   #4
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Agree with all above.
08-01-2016, 10:46 AM   #5
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How is your husband doing, Mary?
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Seton placement (2) and fistulotomy December 2013. Setons removed July 2014.

Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy July 2016, 25 cms removed

Current meds: Entyvio every 8 weeks, Imuran 50 mg, Flagyl and Cipro 500 mg twice a day
Previously: Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Pentasa, Sulphasalazine, Entocort, Stelara, Methotrexate, Prednisone
08-01-2016, 02:17 PM   #6
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Definitely get it checked out. They may need to run some more blood work and tests, such as an MRE. I'm just under 3 weeks out from my resection and feel wonderful. I hope he can get the much needed relief soon.
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Surgeries: Ileocecectomy 7/13/16 removed 60cm of small intestines.

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