Lee wrote:Yes I sometimes get this. I have a rather large hernia and I suspect this is also contributing to the problem. I can get back pain from a full colon and once every thing is out, back pain eases up alot!!
I had radiation and I was cut open up for my surgery. I've been told my stomach muscles are gone and that my back carries the load now. I have to be careful, because sometimes it doesn't take much to make my back area ache.
I am similar to you Lee - it does not take much to make my back ache. (though I had my large hernia fixed though the ab's are shot).
Jachut wrote: I also get a pain in the side like a stitch, left side, where the transverse colon/descending colon junction probably is.
I get this a lot - my traverse/decending Colon Junction (Splenic Flexture) is no longer there I hear - since LAR.
Having a full Colon seems to bring on the aches as well - a good clean out always welcome.
My pains are mainly left flank/Thoracic area but can extend to lumbar - usually best in a morning first thing - on the bad days I know it is mets - The surgeons don't agree.
John, Diag. 20 5 2010 @55
Rectal, 2cm dia, 3cm from anal verge
5.5 Wk Chemorad
ULAR Oct 2010
Temp Ileo, infection; blockage; incisional hernia
Takedown Jan 2011
Hernia fix - June 2011
Clean CT Sept 2011 & Nov 2012
Clean scope May 2013