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How can abdominal pain after colostomy be treated?

I had a colostomy 2 weeks ago because of a blockage and infection. I am learning to use the bags, etc. but now there has been nothing in the bag for several days. I still have pain from the surgery, so I don t know if my belly hurts because my stomach is stopped up or if this is normal. I can only eat very small amounts at a time.
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
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Hello,

Your treatment depends on what is causing your pain, but may include: Pain relief – your pain may not go away fully with painkillers, but it should ease. Fluids – you may have fluids given into a vein to correct fluid loss and rest your bowel.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Esmeralda Sera,
Oncologist
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