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Stoma hasn’t worked for over 12 hours no pain

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Hi, just wondering if anybody has had a stoma that hasn’t worked for more than 12 hours, no stomach pain or vomiting? My ileostomy has been very quiet and I’ve been drinking and eating normally,

Thanks 😊

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That seems like a long time, but I wouldn’t worry too much if there’s no pain or vomiting. You might try some hot tea if you’re concerned; that might get things moving.

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Blobby3 in reply to Kinsey

Hi...I've done massage, hot water bottle and now drinking coca cola.. I've been drinking warm water and cranberry juice.. still nothing is coming out..no noises either. Hoping the bubbles will push the problem thro

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GuyWithGutz in reply to Blobby3

Avoiding all carbonation has helped me a gr8 deal. Gassy foods can cause slowing of stool transit. Would add an ostomy belt and add Credet massage to stimulate movement. Prunes!? Also tai chi can be of help to move the juices.

Be aware of temp, blood pressure and pulse. Usually no pain, no emergency. Feel better.

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Kinsey in reply to Blobby3

I was going to suggest Coke; but a lot of people, like Guy, say that causes gas and makes thing worse. It works for me, though. I hope it does the trick.

The only other thing I can think of is a really hot shower, letting the hot water hit your back.

If you start having any pain, nausea, etc., head to the hospital. Keep us posted.

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Blobby3 in reply to Kinsey

Waiting for xray results atm in a n e 🤢.. nothing in bag still ... been here since 7pm ... nobody's seeming to know anything about stomas 🙈... be nice to see a doctor soon

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Kinsey in reply to Blobby3

Oh, no; sorry to hear that. Hope you get some help soon!

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Blobby3 in reply to Kinsey

After sometime and X-ray told constipated behind stoma... told drink movicol and if stoma still not pooping 72 hours ring stoma clinic to go in again. Feeling pretty crap atm... I thought it was impossible to have constipation with an ileostomy, apparently it’s been known...

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Kinsey in reply to Blobby3

I also thought you couldn’t get constipated with an ileostomy, so I’m surprised. I do take Miralax, which I believe is the same thing as Movicol, daily to prevent blockages as my surgeon recommended. I hope you get some relief soon. I’d be on the phone with the stoma clinic first thing Monday morning if not, and back at the hospital if things get worse before then.

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Blobby3 in reply to Kinsey

Hi, gp said continue movicol 3 x a day... waiting on stoma clinic to ring as hardly any movement and like squeezing setting concrete out the bag,,! ☹️ just super nauseous and 💤.... drank 3 large glasses Coca Cola just burped a lot 😝.. going to try dispersable vit c tablets next as a regular instead of laxatives... I’m shocked i was told the constipation word ...

Hi Blobby

Yes that's happend to me, I 2as told whole meal toast and a few beans to kick start it again. I dont normally eat beans but it worked for me .

Regards Ann .

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Blobby3 in reply to 1916

Hi Ann thank you , nothings worked as yet, just been speaking to stoma nurse who managed to speak to my surgeon who said for me to use metaclopramide... however I’m using Neupro patches which I believe is a no-no mix of meds.

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1916 in reply to Blobby3

Hope something happens soon for you, good luck you will get it sorted.

Regards

Ann x

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Blobby3 in reply to 1916

So GP has said that’s fine and he will send script to the pharmacy... no mention of the mix of the 2 drugs, unsure who I should speak too now about the wording on the Neupro patch instructions regarding this ?

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Kinsey in reply to Blobby3

I’d ask the pharmacist.

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Kinsey in reply to Blobby3

How are you doing?

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Blobby3 in reply to Kinsey

Hi.. well still super thick output.. I'm very puky and actually have an old fashioned stomach ache and gripes.. been drinking loads ..etc.. seing surgeon Tuesday coming, drinking the movicol as told... thank you for asking 😊

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Kinsey in reply to Blobby3

Darn, I was hoping it would be better news. Hang in there!

Good morning, I’ve had six episodes of pain 5 lasting up to twelve hours of what I can only describe as full on contractions, the last ATTACK !!! the pain never subsided, my husband took me to A&E and I spent 9 days in hospital at first they thought it was very bad backed up poop, but as nothing they gave me shifted it and I was getting weaker by the day as only was given saline intravenously they gave me a CT scan only to finally find an obstruction due to scar tissue , thankfully no operation needed. But will this happen again ? has anyone else experienced this HELP!!!!

Hi , that's awful for you. I cannot imagine the pain and distress you must've been through. I have scarring adhesions behind one of the incisions that tugs each time I sit forward. However my problems was and is constipation... unbelievably I thought it was impossible to have this with an ileostomy. After spending years fighting the problem and having my large bowels removed, I was so shocked to be told its possible to have it in the small bowel. I'm now drinking movicol every day, plus fruit juice and drinking vit C tabs to keep the flow moving.

I think if you put your question in the main part of the forum you will have a better response than under this question i put on a while ago...

Good luck and best wishes to you 💞

Thank you so much for your reply , this is the first time I’ve posted on here so don’t really know what I’m doing lol , but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it x

Hi Dogbot here had a Stoma fitted 12th my first sorry ( fart) was on the evening 17th you will know when it happens because the wife and I had a little cheer and a kiss. But all Stomas do it differently so no really strict rules can take hours can take a few days or like me nearly a week, just keep to what the Drs say and wait for the FART 🤣.

Good luck

id go get it checked out you could may have a blockage or an infection.

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