blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please

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goofytc
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blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please

Postby goofytc » Sun May 22, 2011 9:39 pm

Is it normal to have blood and see a peice of metal after a rectal resection???? my surgery was march 23... i was constipated and straining, and passed a small peice of feces, then mucous, then a staple and then quite a bit of blood.... is this normal? I have called the emergency line for my surgeon,, haven't heard yet- I am terrified...
rectal cancer
dx 1-11-11
6 weeks of chemo 24-7 (i had a groshong catheter)
6 weeks of radiation (m-f)
rectal resection
complete hysterectomy
NED - 3-25-11

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Re: blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please

Postby goofytc » Sun May 22, 2011 9:41 pm

I assume it was a staple... it was a small peice of metal, in the shape of an "8"....
rectal cancer
dx 1-11-11
6 weeks of chemo 24-7 (i had a groshong catheter)
6 weeks of radiation (m-f)
rectal resection
complete hysterectomy
NED - 3-25-11

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Re: blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please

Postby beccab1 » Sun May 22, 2011 10:05 pm

This happened to my husband a few times and his surgeon said it was normal. Always good to check though...:)
My husband, Eric, dx @ age 35
Stage IIIb RC (T3N1M0), 3/10
Finished 6 weeks rad/xeloda 5/10
Surgery 7/10, Lap LAR, Colonic J Pouch, Temp. Ileostomy
ypT2N0M0
Xelox (5 rounds)
Takedown 12/13/10
Clear CT - 2011-2015

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Re: blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please

Postby goofytc » Sun May 22, 2011 10:14 pm

Thank you!!! I was completely freaking out!!!
rectal cancer
dx 1-11-11
6 weeks of chemo 24-7 (i had a groshong catheter)
6 weeks of radiation (m-f)
rectal resection
complete hysterectomy
NED - 3-25-11

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goofytc
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:21 pm
Facebook Username: Tina Healer Chavez
Location: Texas

Re: blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please

Postby goofytc » Sun May 22, 2011 10:19 pm

I still haven't heard from my surgeon, but the bleeding has stopped, and I had a somewhat normal bowel movement with no blood. Thank you so much for posting.... you just gave me and my husband a breath to breathe! THANK U THANK U THANK U
rectal cancer
dx 1-11-11
6 weeks of chemo 24-7 (i had a groshong catheter)
6 weeks of radiation (m-f)
rectal resection
complete hysterectomy
NED - 3-25-11

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Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: blood and metal after resection! terrified.. please

Postby beccab1 » Mon May 23, 2011 9:17 am

No problem... My husband freaked out the first time it happened to him. I was too, on the inside, but telling him it was normal while I googled it. :D He called his surgeon to double check and he said all was normal. Eric also had black strings (sutures I guess) that came out months after his reversal surgery. Guess they just take a while to work themselves down and out of the system.
My husband, Eric, dx @ age 35
Stage IIIb RC (T3N1M0), 3/10
Finished 6 weeks rad/xeloda 5/10
Surgery 7/10, Lap LAR, Colonic J Pouch, Temp. Ileostomy
ypT2N0M0
Xelox (5 rounds)
Takedown 12/13/10
Clear CT - 2011-2015


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