Hi everyone, has anyone any ideas how to cope with the bad soreness after rectal removal please? I had my large intestine removed three years ago, leaving my rectal stump. But for over a year have had blisters and bleeding. I finally had my rectum removed last monday, to which they found had completely broken down due to the Crohn's, and found a mass behind it. I came out last Friday full of stitches, and the district nurse has been putting dressings on. I am raw and sp sore I can hardly sit down, even on a special cushion. It is dry and clean, but I can't have a bath or get it wet yet. Has anyonehad this surgery please, and if so can you give anyadvice as to how to cope apart from painkillers?