I had my ileostomy surgery 3 weeks ago and things have been great so far in comparison to what I was dealing with before the surgery. I seem to be doing alright with food, water absorption, energy levels are good, etc.
There is one thing though. Since the surgery, I've had 3 moments where I suffered from pretty severe pain inside my lower abdomen. It feels like someone is squeezing my bladder and even the smallest sensation to pee becomes pretty painful/feeling of pressure. If I do get a full bladder while in this state, it hurts to walk and peeing is pretty painful. (The pressure releasing, not actually peeing)
The first 2 times this happened were pretty mild, but yesterday I got hit hard. I was in so much pain. It wasn't a blockage because the pain was constant and my output was normal (thick output). I did notice this time that I had a lot of gas coming out of my stoma and each time gas came out I felt slightly better. Maybe I had severe gas buildup? I did eat ice cream the day before.... If this is the case, is that normal? To have gas build up so much it hurts? Is this just part of recovery? I never had issues with gas before the surgery. And even if this is the case, am I supposed to feel like my bladder is being strangled? Lol
Oh.. and what was different about this pain I experienced yesterday, is that it also came with pretty bad chills, headache, loss in energy/appetite.
The odd thing is that I feel 100% fine now...
Has anyone experienced anything similar to this while healing??? I saw my surgeon last week and all he did was take a urine sample to see if I had a bladder infection.
On a side note... Can I take Tylenol? I have some white pills with no coding on them. Should be fine?
Thanks for your help