Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
sigmoid colon resection
My surgery was eight wks. ago. All was fine until last week i began severe vometing and cramping, could not eat or sip water without the cramping. Xray showed filled  with stool.Told do "bag enimas" twice daily to no avail. Ended up in the hospial UCSF for three days and cleaned me out. less than a wk. later i'm cramping and doing enimas again.Why would I be filling up like this ,so soon after the lasts hospial visit plus mystomach is vert distended. Thank you .

Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
433485 tn?1321816990
Hi.  I had sigmoid colon resection 7 months ago.  Have you spoken with your surgeon about it?  They may want to do a colonoscopy to check out the area?  Maybe also a CT scan?  I just had one, as I am still having some residual pain and go back to my surgeon, this week, to review the results.  Also, do you take fiber?  Mine tells me I need to be on a high fiber diet to keep everything moving, I guess.  Hope this helps.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Hi, I had a sigmoid colon resection  a little over 3  months ago.  My doctor has me on a high fiber diet (30 grams) per day.  The FiberOne line of foods are wonderful and very high in fiber. I eat the cereal (13 grams), yogurt (5 grams) and the granola bars (9 grams), plus lots of fruits and veggies. Since the surgery I have 4 -5 bowel movements a day.  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal

Interesting - especially for other patients who underwent similar surgery and are having to cope with more bowel movements.  I think that if you were eating a lower fibre diet you would have many more bowel motions of a more liquid/corrosive nature.

Good luck
Morecambe
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources