This is my first post. It's a sensitive subject, so I hope it goes well!! I have had my Colostomy due to Crohn's since 2016. Due to having to have 31 rectal ops, it was finally taken out mid-2017. Yes, the ostomy is now permanent. Overall, it has been trouble-free, but over the past month or so, I have noticed that I have pressure in the rectal area almost constantly. I have this overwhelming feeling and need to push as if I were to open my bowels on the toilet...which, of course, I can't do. I feel I should talk to my surgeon, but I have a feeling he is going to tell me it's normal or it's phantom sensations. Any advice would be so appreciated...Thank you in advance!