Bum infection?

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KElizabeth
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Bum infection?

Postby KElizabeth » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:06 pm

I had a very rough few weeks, starting with horrendous diarrhea and landing in the hospital with intense pain in the rectum and a fever. I landed in the hospital and had to endure four rectal examinations by doctors with different findings by each. Only my GP was willing to suggest I might be suffering an abscess. The hospitalist and infectious disease doctors were not willing to definitely call my situation an infection in the rectum. They treated me with three different antibiotics for 3 days then released me to my oncologists to get chemo. I was sent home with flagtyl and ceftin antibiotics.
I'm worried that antibiotics won't resolve my issue if it is a rectal abscess and the infection will just come back.
Has anyone out there had a similar situation? How did you get an accurate diagnosis?
Female age 38- ,two kids, age eleven and fifteen.
Colon Cancer - DX March 2013
Age 34 at DX - Stage III B
Resection surgery -May 2013
FOLFOX - June, 2013 to Sept, 2013
5FU plus leukavorin Sept, 2013 to Dec, 2013
METs liver and lungs discovered Sept, 2015
KRAS - MSS
FOLFURI plus Avastin - Sept, 2015 - current
Art therapy January 2015 to current
CEA at recurrence:10.1/august, 2015
CEA: 1.9 February, 2016
CEA:: 10.2 December, 2016
CEA: 40.3 January, 2017
CEA: 16.4 March 2017
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DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Bum infection?

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:16 pm

That sounds awful!*hugs* I hope you feel better soon!*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
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Lee
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Re: Bum infection?

Postby Lee » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:53 pm

I really don't have any suggestions, except I hope you are doing better soon. Does your Onc have any ideas.

(((KElizabeth))) All the best,

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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Re: Bum infection?

Postby SugarBubbie » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:37 pm

Maybe ask your onc to refer you to a wound specialist? Most hospitals have one or a nurse that specializes in it. Just a suggestion, my only experience was with anal fissure caused by the radiation treatment and I was treated by the best doctor in Houston for it. Different doctor from my Oncologists at md Anderson
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KElizabeth
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Re: Bum infection?

Postby KElizabeth » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:12 pm

Lee wrote:I really don't have any suggestions, except I hope you are doing better soon. Does your Onc have any ideas.

(((KElizabeth))) All the best,

Lee

I talked with the GP today and I guess the verdict is colitis. She said if it happens again she will prescribe the same oral meds again and try to avoid the hospital stay.
Fingers crossed.
Female age 38- ,two kids, age eleven and fifteen.
Colon Cancer - DX March 2013
Age 34 at DX - Stage III B
Resection surgery -May 2013
FOLFOX - June, 2013 to Sept, 2013
5FU plus leukavorin Sept, 2013 to Dec, 2013
METs liver and lungs discovered Sept, 2015
KRAS - MSS
FOLFURI plus Avastin - Sept, 2015 - current
Art therapy January 2015 to current
CEA at recurrence:10.1/august, 2015
CEA: 1.9 February, 2016
CEA:: 10.2 December, 2016
CEA: 40.3 January, 2017
CEA: 16.4 March 2017
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DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Bum infection?

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:56 pm

I hope you won't have to have a hospital stay!*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/2016
NED 11/10/16

BIG ROB 69
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Re: Bum infection?

Postby BIG ROB 69 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:25 pm

Sorry, but be prepared for torture. I had one. There is a cavity by the cheeks right before the hole. It got infected. Dr shot a sedative in the site, which hurt like hell, the site was already hurting like hell, and then he dug in to take out the pus. 10+ pain level. Treatment was an anal ring and subsequent cleanings. Everything in this process hurt. And then the final procedure to cut the sphincter so the abscess could heal, with the possibility of not having full anal control, or live with the anal ring. I gambled on the sphincter cut, and I think it's at 90%. Hopefully you catch it before going through all the shit I went through. GL!
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Inoperable...hepatic artery
11/15 operation to remove blockage...colon bypass
4/16 operation to remove scar tissue
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10/16 Two bile tubes installed to relieve jaundice
So far I have done the three main chemo drug rounds and on 12/19/16 start Keytruda.
No chemo after 8/3/16 CEA: 10/14/16-409 12/19/16- 887 During most of my treatments, my CEA was in the 140-180 range.
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KElizabeth
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Re: Bum infection?

Postby KElizabeth » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:51 pm

BIG ROB 69 wrote:Sorry, but be prepared for torture. I had one. There is a cavity by the cheeks right before the hole. It got infected. Dr shot a sedative in the site, which hurt like hell, the site was already hurting like hell, and then he dug in to take out the pus. 10+ pain level. Treatment was an anal ring and subsequent cleanings. Everything in this process hurt. And then the final procedure to cut the sphincter so the abscess could heal, with the possibility of not having full anal control, or live with the anal ring. I gambled on the sphincter cut, and I think it's at 90%. Hopefully you catch it before going through all the shit I went through. GL!


Ugh! That sounds terrible. I'm sorry you had to endure that.
I'm guessing mine is something similar. I finished antibiotics not 48 hours ago and now I have pain and a fever again. Thank goodness I messaged my GP this morning when I just felt the slightest pressure in the area because now I'm really hurting. I'm back on the antibiotics and I'll schedule tomorrow for another exam :evil:
I'm so flipping tired of Iriotecan and the bathroom issues!!!
Female age 38- ,two kids, age eleven and fifteen.
Colon Cancer - DX March 2013
Age 34 at DX - Stage III B
Resection surgery -May 2013
FOLFOX - June, 2013 to Sept, 2013
5FU plus leukavorin Sept, 2013 to Dec, 2013
METs liver and lungs discovered Sept, 2015
KRAS - MSS
FOLFURI plus Avastin - Sept, 2015 - current
Art therapy January 2015 to current
CEA at recurrence:10.1/august, 2015
CEA: 1.9 February, 2016
CEA:: 10.2 December, 2016
CEA: 40.3 January, 2017
CEA: 16.4 March 2017
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