Bloating two months after sigmoid resection
I had my sigmoid colon removed two months ago - July 13,2011, and during the operation, the surgeon also removed my ovaries and endometriosis.
About a week after surgery my incision split and took a good month to heal from the inside out.
Now I am bloated, have severe hot flashes, night sweats, and all of the other "joys" of full-on menopause. The surgeon and I both agreed happily that I would not need to take hormones - I'm 43.
Does anyone out there have any suggestions that can help with the bloating? My stomack now looks like a baby's bottom...round with a crease in it.
The hot flashes and night sweats are nothing new to me since I had a hysterectomy 8 years ago. They've just gotton worse and have brought with them mood swings and fatigue.
Right now, I watch my fiber in take, am taking One-A-Day vitamins for menopause, Philips Colon Health Probiotic, and occasionally a Colace stool softener. I tried Miralax, but it does not seem to help as my bowels have been better than normal since my surgery.
PLEASE - someone help. I would like to be comfortable again.