Transanal excision

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Suzyqw1
Suzyqw1 Member Posts: 7
edited December 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1

Hi everyone.  I'm new to the cancer scene, having been diagnosed with rectal cancer in October.  After various tests, none of which showed any cancer, I'm scheduled for a transanal excision January 2nd.  Is anyone able to tell me what I have to look forward to after surgery?  The surgeon explained the procedure and said that I'd be in the hospital overnight.  I didn't even think to ask her how long the recovery will be.  One of my friends said that it will probably be very painful, just like after having hemorrhoid surgery.  I feel that if I know what's coming I can better prepare myself. 

I've read many posts on this site and have benefitted from the information and uplifting thoughts.  It's comforting to know that there are others who are going through similar experiences. 

Susan  

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  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Hello Susan

    Welcome to the forum. A happy bunch of people, here to help you along your way. 

    I know there are folks here who can answer your question. I can't as my surgery was a little different.  The closest I come to having something done transanal, is having the staples for my resections administered through the rectum. I was out of it, thank goodness, and I felt no anal discomfort afterwards. 

    I hope that all goes well with the surgery, and that they tell you there is definitely no Cancer, as your tests seem to be leaning towards. 

    Sue 

  • Suzyqw1
    Suzyqw1 Member Posts: 7
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    Trubrit said:

    Hello Susan

    Welcome to the forum. A happy bunch of people, here to help you along your way. 

    I know there are folks here who can answer your question. I can't as my surgery was a little different.  The closest I come to having something done transanal, is having the staples for my resections administered through the rectum. I was out of it, thank goodness, and I felt no anal discomfort afterwards. 

    I hope that all goes well with the surgery, and that they tell you there is definitely no Cancer, as your tests seem to be leaning towards. 

    Sue 

    Thanks, Sue. 
    My family is

    Thanks, Sue. 

    My family is very supportive, and I'm optimistic that everything will go as planned. 

    Now I just have  to get my blood work and pre op done.  That sounds easy, but I've had a devil of a time scheduling all of my other tests.  The doctors' offices don't seem to communicate with one another.  One office tells me that they've faxed test results to another office, and that office says that it hasn't received them.  My surgeon didn't have my STAT blood test, which was done the first part of November, when I saw her last week.  It's very frustrating.  I'm thinking about changing surgeons when this operation is over.  It's just too difficult to get through to the office.   Also, there are numerous colorectal surgeons much closer to my home.

    One additional question: Do surgeons do follow-up anoscopes, or is that the GI doctor?

    I really appreciate your reply, Sue. 

    Susan

  • alphagam
    alphagam Member Posts: 5
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    Suzyqw1 said:

    Thanks, Sue. 
    My family is

    Thanks, Sue. 

    My family is very supportive, and I'm optimistic that everything will go as planned. 

    Now I just have  to get my blood work and pre op done.  That sounds easy, but I've had a devil of a time scheduling all of my other tests.  The doctors' offices don't seem to communicate with one another.  One office tells me that they've faxed test results to another office, and that office says that it hasn't received them.  My surgeon didn't have my STAT blood test, which was done the first part of November, when I saw her last week.  It's very frustrating.  I'm thinking about changing surgeons when this operation is over.  It's just too difficult to get through to the office.   Also, there are numerous colorectal surgeons much closer to my home.

    One additional question: Do surgeons do follow-up anoscopes, or is that the GI doctor?

    I really appreciate your reply, Sue. 

    Susan

    Transanal Excision

    hi Susan,

     

    in March 2011 a 5cm polypoid mass was found very close to my anus. Biopsies taken at the time of colonoscopy had some mixed results. So I went to a certified colorectal surgeon. He believed more pathology was needed to confirm the diagnosis as the treatment would have been life changing. He decided to it through a transanal excision. I had surgery at about 1 pm., was home by 6 On a Wednesday. That night I took hydrocodone every three hours as prescribed. The next morning I switched to Aleeve as needed. I was tired though. Friday was about the same with no Aleve. Saturday I went a funeral of a dear friend and took a nap. I had some slight residual bleeding, so my dr. Said to just sit the next two days, so I did. pathology had come in on Friday afternoon, Stage 0 rectal Cancer. Followup has been pretty easy.  No chemo or anything.

     

    Kathy

  • bjuea1686
    bjuea1686 Member Posts: 1
    edited August 2016 #5
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    Transanal excision symptoms

    My 86 year old husband recently (10days ago) had a transanal excision for what turned out to be a T1 rectal cancer located by the anorectal junction. A very small portion of his internal sphincter was removed but the margins were clear. He did not have properties chemoradiation because 20 years ago he had radiation for prostate cancer and couldn't have it again. He has had major difficulty with incontinence, with staining, leakage, and more. Spends a great deal of time in the bathroom and never really cleans himself out.Very rarely has he had a semi "normal" bM. there were no sutures and he has an open wound so that it will heal but we are told that could take months.  Anyone with a similar situation? How long does this last? He is quite depressed.