Hi, my abdomen feels very sore . I’ve had a bad week with pain, a sulky bowel/stoma and inconsistent output. I’ve been drinking lots of fluids and eating very little to persuade things to soften up. A week ago, the pain was initially so bad I had to call 111 and I was booked in to go to the hospital if things didn’t improve. I was given Buscupan and Codeine (Cod only if I needed). On examination I was guarding. There was no output from my stoma and I was in agony. I was advised to drink fluids for 24 hours. 60 hours and I had a bowel movement. I’ve seen the GP post 111 too. Stoma nurse advised Movicol which moved things along. My bowel is still very sluggish and keeps going to sleep - more than it should do! I’ve restarted Senna and I’m trying to increase/maintain fluid intake with some success. What concerns me is my abdomen is still very sore. I’m going to revisit GP after Bank Holiday. This is not serious enough to call 111 again but I wondered whether you could offer any insight as to what I else I could do? I am 6 months post surgery having had an ELAPE. (Similar to an APR). The stoma is permanent. Thanks for reading.