Hello, I am hoping to get some information from others who have had ileostomy reversals. I am feeling quite anxious......
Just had my reversal last week and was discharged from the hospital yesterday. I had some issues with severe gas and vomiting, so I was on a liquid diet for most of my time there. I finally passed some gas and had very loose stool, and they let me go yesterday after only having one very small regular meal there. I started to eat small amounts of food/meals yesterday. I went from watery urgency movements yesterday to almost constipated very slow small movements today, and both days there was blood involved. I am so scared when I see blood as that's what happened back in December when I discovered I had a cancerous polyp in my rectum. There was a small amount of blood in one of my first loose movements in the hospital, and my doctor said it's early and not concerning.......but it has continued, and I am scared! Can you please share your experiences as I am hoping I am worrying for nothing!!
Also, last night I stretched for something and had pain in my stitched ileostomy site. Now it's pinching occasionally today and feeling tight (which wasn't there before)....I am so scared I may have given myself a hernia but hoping maybe it's just a pull and will be okay....there is no noticeable bulge. Has anyone experienced this?
So glad to find this site, been feeling quite alone in this ordeal....nice to see I'm not!
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