4 doctors weighed in:
Just had a colostomy reversal. Is it normal to have soreness in my intestines?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Not unusual after getting the plumbing reworked.
Discuss with the surgeon at follow up visit. Not normal to have severe pain, vomiting, no stool output, bleeding after reversal; if present, call md asap.

In brief: Yes
Not unusual after getting the plumbing reworked.
Discuss with the surgeon at follow up visit. Not normal to have severe pain, vomiting, no stool output, bleeding after reversal; if present, call md asap.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
Thank
Dr. Nicole Basa
Surgery
In brief: Abdominal soreness
Abdominal soreness is normal.
Colostomy reversal occurs at the rectus muscle which can cause soreness when closed. You cannot feel intestinal soreness, just obstruction which would cause abdominal distension and bloating.

In brief: Abdominal soreness
Abdominal soreness is normal.
Colostomy reversal occurs at the rectus muscle which can cause soreness when closed. You cannot feel intestinal soreness, just obstruction which would cause abdominal distension and bloating.
Dr. Nicole Basa
Dr. Nicole Basa
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
497K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors