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Ogden, UT
A 46-year-old female asked:

Had a subtotal colectomy over 8 yrs ago a j pouch resrction and part of my rectum removed due to ulcerative colitis and extetensive adhesions had a severe pain in rectum area and pelvic region had a complete hystotectomy also i have no ins.?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sean O Donovan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 35 years experience
See your doctor: Most likely your pain is related to your previous extensive surgery, so you should see an experienced surgeon or GI doc familiar with this procedure to evaluate. Many hospitals/doctors have a program to help people withour insurance so don't let that put you off from seeking the help you need.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Hard to tell...: Without an examination. Pouchituts is a painful inflammation of the rectal pouch treated with antibiotics. Urinary bladder infection can cause pelvic discomfort. Adhesion form after all surgery & do not generally cause pain unless there is a bowel obstruction with vomiting & no bowel function. Needs a physician examination.
Last updated Nov 30, 2014

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