• Ileostomy site spasm

    Asked by LauraJo on Friday, April 12, 2013

    Ileostomy site spasm

    I have noticed sometimes when I exercise, or bend over, that I get a cramp or spasm right at the site where my ileostomy was. I have asked my onc & surgeon, and they are not familiar with such a thing. It's not herniated. Anybody else have that issue. I am 19 months out from surgery.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • jearlesred's Avatar

      Yes, I also had these spasms when I had my ileostomy. I have since had it reversed, but when I did have it I had pain around the site when I did any kind of lifting or exercise. Mine also wasn't herniated and nothing else happened.

      over 4 years ago
    • LauraJo's Avatar

      Did your docs ever say what it was? Muscle or the colon itself? How long did the spasms continue after reversal?

      over 4 years ago
    • dannerca's Avatar

      LauraJo, I'm now 19 months since reversal and yes, I'm not sure their spasms but a small jab it feels like to me. I do get these. I never really gave it much thought till you mentioned it. Usually does happen if I'm bending alot, lifting, or going to the bathroom at times. Only lasts a second or 2. I just tell myself it's God's way of reminding me, watch what your doing, your bodies been through alot don't push yourself to hard.

      over 4 years ago

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