My husband had partial colon removal with temp ileostomy and liver resection on March 16th 2009, exactly 4 weeks ago. His scars almost healed by now, but he complains of constant abdominal pain that would not go away. He has no fever, and his bowels function ok. We went to see our primary surgeon a week ago and the surgeon was not concerned, and told that it was normal. My husband was on vicadin that helped some, but now he switched to Tylanol (as advised by our local family doctor) which does not help at all. My impression was that it is supposed to become better with time, but it seems to be the same.
Is it normal to experience pain after 4 weeks? when will it stop?
He has stage III rectal adenocarcinoma.