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Back pain after colon surgery

Posted by myhorsemax, on Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:09 pm

Hi all -I had a colostomy about 7 months ago.  Since that time I have occasionally had real bad back pain.  Usually I have some mucus output about three days a week but haven't for awhile.  I think I read somewhere that this can cause back pain.  Has anyone else ever had this problem?  Thanks so much for your help.

Reply by Mrs.A, on Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:17 pm

Hi Max,

I can remember having bad back pain, but I never had any mucus output as my rectum was stitched shut. I did get a wrap that would sent small impulses to the area of pain but I don't believe it really did much to help. I believe walking and light exercise a few times a day is what helped me.

Hope you find an answer to you pain.. BTW have you spoken to your doctor?

Reply by big poppa, on Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:37 pm

Hi, After my last surgery yes I had back pain especially if u lost weight cause we lose alot of muscle and also we tend to compensate on oneside by babying our ostomy side and if ur rectum is still open yes you'll have discharge especially cause you're still healing and its moist inside ,but always best to run it by your Doc.

Reply by francis, on Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:57 pm

Hi there I had my op over a year ago and have had pain in my Back when standing which becomes worse when I pick something up

Reply by Mrs.A, on Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:04 pm

Francis..... sounds like you need to visit your doctor and let them check you out.

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