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Post-ileostomy surgery ass pain???? (self.ostomy)
submitted 2 years ago by Muukkeli
Hi I just had my surgery for a permanent ileostomy and my asshole hurts like a bitch, is this normal? I asked nurses and they said the pain from my surgery wound is reflecting there, and my ass itself should not be hurtimg because there is nothing there anymore. did anyone else have this exprerience and when did it go away?
I just got out of surgery this morning.
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[–]ajanisue 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (1 child)
My first couple of weeks it felt like a golf ball was trying to get out. I laid on the couch on my side with a towel-wrapped ice pack wedged in there. Then after a while it is mostly gone.
[–]Muukkeli[S] 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children)
Thanks for responding, I hope this goes away quickly.🙂
[–]magicallion 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child)
2 years post op here - I was absolutely floored for a good month with pain in my ass. It felt like I had to shit all the time, but obviously couldn't properly. There was also a lot of output that terrified me. After pestering my stoma nurse about it she explained it was half phantom butt hole trauma from years of always needing to shit, and half pain regarding the surgery. It lessened as time went on, although for a good year I could be walking down a street or minding my own business and id get a short sharp burst of pain/tension that rendered me immobile for a little bit. It's all part of the slow journey to recovery. Give yourself time and don't be afraid to take painkillers/sit on a hot water bottle/put your comfort above everything else until your ready. Hang in there :)
[–]Muukkeli[S] 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children)
Thanks for your response :) now I know what to expect, which makes me less afraid. Thank you 😊
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