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Shayenne
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Hey All...Something weird happend to me and wanted to know if this has happened to anyone else before. I went to empty my colostomy bag and out came a bag full of blood! This has never happened to me before, and has gotten me scared, It's not leaking or anything, But, does have me quite concerned. I haven't even ate or drank anything red! Any thoughts as to what this is???

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Hugsss!

~Donna

coloCan
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or onc)Hope its nothing serious,but even if it doesn't recur, call someone ASAP.....steve

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Kathryn_in_MN
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I don't think this is anything to mess around with. It might turn out to be nothing, but you should call your doctor immediately.

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Aud
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I, too, hope it's nothing serious but I would definitely call my surgeon today, and not wait until Monday. Even if it's "nothing." it's not normal.
~Aud

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Kerry S
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Call the doc now!
Kerry

khl8
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Donna,
Call the doctor now! or get to the Emergency room. We all know blood is nothing to mess with!!! Go PLEASE!!!!!!
Kathy

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vhtqm1
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don't wait for symptoms to develop. get to the ER!! this is not normal.

ed

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Annabelle41415
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Foods or drinks can make stool look like blood, but if you say you haven't had anything red, then you should call your doctor or go to emergency. If the bag, as you say, was full of blood, you don't need that much blood loss. It could be nothing, but it would be better to find out for sure. Don't wait until Monday. Keep us informed.

Kim

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coolvdub
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Donna,

I agree with everybody else go see somebody,NOW. It could be nothing, but those bags can hold a fair amount. I know if it were me I wouldn't wait until Monday. I ignored all my symtoms for years, because I was afraid it would be bad, well it was I had cancer, obviously. I will be praying for you on this one.

Don

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idlehunters
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Donna......... please at least call your Onc...... You need to find out about this. It may be nothing.... It be something..... PLEASE.... get it checked!!

Jennie

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just4Brooks
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I'd call the doc and see what's up. They my wont to do some labs to see what's going on and how much you're bleeding. One thing I've learnd about blood. A little LOOKS like a lot.

Keep us posted.

Brooks

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Shayenne
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Sorry to alarm you guys but it turned out to just be a couple cuts on my on my stoma because the hole was cut too small.! I opened up the bag, and there was this huge clot on the side, and I took it out with toilet paper, and could see the opening with the clot all bloody, it got better as soon as I started cleaning around it, and got a nice new bag on it :)

Thanks for all listeninig!
Hugsss!
~Donna

AnneCan
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Donna,

I am so glad this is "all" it was. Thanks for updating us. Take good care.

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lesvanb
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thanks for letting us know of your concern, and then the results.

lots of love and care to you Donna!
Leslie

dorookie
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I would rather you worry us for nothing then for it to be something. So glad to hear it was nothing serious. Hope your having a great weekend...

HUGS
Beth

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Kerry S
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Hey
It’s not nice to shake old guys up.

Fight for my love
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Thanks God,Donna.I have been thinking of you and you are in my prayers as always.Take care.

Erinb
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Donna, I'm glad you are OK. I think about you often and wish you good health.
Erin

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Kathryn_in_MN
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You had us scared. I'm so glad it was something simple.

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Annabelle41415
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Yup that can be the culprit. Stomas are very sensitive to touch, washcloths, small or jagged openings on appliances. So glad that you found the problem. Any site of blood in a bag can make the whole bag look like a bag of blood. Yipeee for you that it is nothing more than that. Was praying and thinking about you since your original post.

Hugs! Kim

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tootsie1
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Whew! By the time I read this, you already had found out what the cause was, and I'm so glad it turned out not to be so dire. My mind was racing while I was reading your first post! You might remember that my cancer was discovered when I went to the bathroom and produced a toilet full of blood. So I was very concerned about you!!

Glad it turned out the way it did. Take care of yourself, sweet lady!

*hugs*
Gail

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mommyof2kds
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Thank goodness... Was worried about you.

khl8
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RELIEF!!!! scared the crap out of me!! SO happy this is all it was!
Kathy

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abmb
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Donna, don't wait another day. Call your doc or just go to the emergency room. Praying it is nothing serious! take care and keep us posted. Margaret

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Kathleen808
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Donna,
I am so glad to hear it was not a big deal. You are precious and we all care about you.

Take care.

Aloha,
Kathleen

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coolvdub
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Donna,

I'm so happy reading that it turned out to be not a major deal. I would still go see your WOCN nurse just to verify what you found. You had us all scared, but, glad you are doing better. I will also make sure to leave enough room when trimming my flange. Your scare has helped me know what to look for. Thanks for the info.

Don

elizabethgd
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So glad that everything is ok!! Elizabeth

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Sonia32
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...glad your ok, hope you got my texts. Big hugs

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Nana b
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How did i miss this post! Glad all is well!

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