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I recently had my ileostomy closed (just over three weeks ago). I had very loose bowel movements for about three days, then got an obstruction. After that got resolved I expected normal bowel movements, but have a hard time going. It takes hours. I am able to go a little, then thinking I am done leave the bathroom only to be right back in there within several minutes, just to go a little more. This wouldn't be so bad but the burning is unbearable. I have tried the Zinc oxide, penaten & vaseoline. Is there a reason why it burns so bad? My Dr. said it would go away in a couple of days but this has gone on too long. Is there any one else that has gone through this?
I had my ileostomy reversal 18 months ago and am still experiencing some issues assoiciated with it. ie. frequent small movements and unpredictability . My surgeon told me it could take up to two or three years to get down to three movements a day. Good luck! There is always something they don't tell you. "We'll just hook it all back up and away we go."
I had an Iliostomy reversed 13 years ago but have had to get another one full time approx 3 years ago. I suffered badly from extreme burning and itch after my reversal. I found the only thing that helped me was canistan cream which I carried on me at all times. It gave me huge relief.
I had an ileostomy reversal from rectal cancer in which I had my sphincter removed in December of 2011. I have had nothing but complications the burning , itching, and the constipation along with the loose bowel movements and hard gas pains can anyone help me?
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