Colostomy bleeding HELP

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Colostomy bleeding HELP

Postby mtipte » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:22 pm

Hey friends,

as everybody knows my mum is going through adjuvant chemo, this is her last round of capox and she's experiencing some bleeding. Tomorrow she will see her oncologist to see what is going on there. I have read constipation may cause this and it can be due to Xelox? Anyone to help me here as we are concerned.

Thanks for reading.
Dear Mum 60 y/o
dx 09/16 RC III CEA 9
Chemo/rad 28 from 10/16 till 12/16
multiple lymph nodes
Adenocarcinoma low grade invasive
Now 2000 mg Xeloda for 2 weeks as maint. before surg.
24/01/17 CEA 4,9
APR surgery permanent colostomy :( 24/03/17
3/26 nodes involved -LVI - clean margins
Staged after surgery: T3N1Mx
Infection due to bladder problems. Slow recovery.
CEA 1.7 :)
Adj. Chemo Xelox 6 rounds 29/04/17
After round 3 CT Scans Clear 15/07

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Re: Colostomy bleeding HELP

Postby Lee » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:08 pm

Is she getting Avastin? Sometimes that can cause bleeding.

I too have a colostomy, sometimes it will slightly bleed. Is your mom's bleeding a lot?

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Re: Colostomy bleeding HELP

Postby susie0915 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:43 pm

When I had my temporary ileo my stoma bled a lot. Sometimes I would take the bag off to change and sit and watch as the stoma would bleed. There would also be blood in the bag sometimes. I had an appointment with the ostomy nurse, and the day before ended up in emergency with a bowel blockage. She did come visit me in the hospital, we took the bag off and sat and watched it bleed. She was kind of stumped and said she would look into maybe a different style apparatus. She said sometimes if it doesn't fit properly can irritate and cause bleeding. Well, I ended up having surgery to remove scar tissue that was causing the blockage and the doctor reversed the ileo so it became a non issue. Maybe your mom should make an appointment with an ostomy nurse. I'm not sure if a colostomy is different from ileostomy other than location, but maybe there is a better bag and flange system that may fit her better. I know there are many different types and the doctors usually initially give you one type.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoid/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod
7/17 no change lung nod
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, clear CT pel/abd/lung nod no change

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