Anyone else start having digestive issues a few years AFTER colon surgery/chemo?
I had my last sigmoidoscopy/endoscope Nov 1st and everything was clear. I also had pain last year in my torso and was sent for ultra sounds and everything came back fine.
However now, every time after I eat I start feeling extremely bloated and painfully full in the torso area right above my belly button and left/right sides. This has been going on for almost 2 months.
I was not able to get an appointment with my GI, so last month I went to my primary Dr and saw his NP. She prescribed me what is basically Prilosec to see if that helps, even though I have zero heartburn or gas issues related to this, etc. I have not noticed any help with the medication and feel like this issue is slowly getting worse.
I have started eating way smaller portion sizes to see if that helps and taking Align (probiotic) but so far I still haven’t noticed much of a difference. This feeling makes me not want to eat anymore because it causes so much discomfort.
I do have a lot of stress in my life lately, so I’m wondering if that is taking a toll on me and causing this? I have to wait 3 weeks until I can see my GI, so that is why I am posting to see if anyone else has gone through anything similar?