Bathroom question??

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MelanieT
MelanieT Member Posts: 186
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
So is it normal to have blood in your stool after reattachment surgery?? It has been since March 23rd when chris got reattached, and april 29th he had clear scans. Now all the sudden he is having blood in his stool.. If its not one thing its another...lol

loves,
Mel

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  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030 Member
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    Not that I know of. I would
    Not that I know of. I would definitely ask your ONC or surgeon. Could be a hemmy, is it real red? Blood that has been in the colon for awhile is usually dark. I AM NOT A DOCTOR NOT GIVING ADVICE. :-) DO CALL.
  • MelanieT
    MelanieT Member Posts: 186
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    Nana b said:

    Not that I know of. I would
    Not that I know of. I would definitely ask your ONC or surgeon. Could be a hemmy, is it real red? Blood that has been in the colon for awhile is usually dark. I AM NOT A DOCTOR NOT GIVING ADVICE. :-) DO CALL.

    thanks Nana.... its bright.
    thanks Nana.... its bright. I will call in the morning..
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
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    Let us know
    Please let us know what you find out!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • vhtqm1
    vhtqm1 Member Posts: 107
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    Doctor or ER
    i don't like to over-react?? this is not normal. for the risk this could be and or end up being an infection==i would go to your Doctor and or ER. for example--if he were in the hospital they wouldn't discharge him if this was his condition. especially with his recent history of Surgery Cancer etc..

    ed
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111 Member
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    Mel
    Blood with bowel movement is something to be concerned about. Make the call and have it checked out. Hopefully it is nothing and just another bump in the road.

    Take care - Tina
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
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    Couple of Thoughts
    Hi Mel

    Bleeding is never considered normal.

    I had a bunch of it after my rectal resection. I had several "leaks" in my colon from the surgery itself - took several colonoscopies and they eventually sealed everything back up by cauterizing the areas in question.

    Also, developed anal fissures from the radiation and the surgery - once those set in, you can bleed over and over - it takes awhile for those to heal. Again a GI can diagnose that with a sigmoid scope.

    And with all of the damage done to me, I developed inside and outside hemohrroids and had to have a hemohrroidectomy and I bled awhile from that too.

    So, it could be one of these, or a combination - definitely a good idea to get to a GI and let them look the plumbing over.

    Hope this helps you guys - you've been through so much. I understand your concern, always unnerving to see blood in your stools. You just never get used to it.

    Take care - Craig
  • MelanieT
    MelanieT Member Posts: 186
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    Sundanceh said:

    Couple of Thoughts
    Hi Mel

    Bleeding is never considered normal.

    I had a bunch of it after my rectal resection. I had several "leaks" in my colon from the surgery itself - took several colonoscopies and they eventually sealed everything back up by cauterizing the areas in question.

    Also, developed anal fissures from the radiation and the surgery - once those set in, you can bleed over and over - it takes awhile for those to heal. Again a GI can diagnose that with a sigmoid scope.

    And with all of the damage done to me, I developed inside and outside hemohrroids and had to have a hemohrroidectomy and I bled awhile from that too.

    So, it could be one of these, or a combination - definitely a good idea to get to a GI and let them look the plumbing over.

    Hope this helps you guys - you've been through so much. I understand your concern, always unnerving to see blood in your stools. You just never get used to it.

    Take care - Craig

    Thanks everyone!! As always
    Thanks everyone!! As always chris wants to wait it out and see if it keeps doing it.. We go for blood check tomorrow again his white count is at a steady "1" and his dr is less than happy about it.. I think i will throw it out there while we are there. Chris can be mad later... lol

    Loves,
    Mel
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    I still do
    I had a reversal in November and I still have blood sometimes - especially when I strain to go the bathroom. My surgeon said it is normal with me and has done three flex scopes since Feb. 09 and said mine was due to radiation damage. I'm due for my first colonoscopy on June 21 since diagnosis in December of 2008. I just had a CT scan the end of April and all was clear. Radiation does much harm. Yes it is always one thing or another.

    Kim
  • robinvan
    robinvan Member Posts: 1,012
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    Blood in Stool
    Hey Mel...

    This is one lesson we can't learn too often. Blood in stool... check it out! Many of us ignored it too long and are stage 4 as a result! There could be a few possible causes but why guess about it. I'd bring it up. Slip it out there if you have to!

    We all think of you two often. I hope the recovery is going well otherwise.

    Rob; in Vancouver