Rectal Bleeding causing fear

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Koreysue
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Rectal Bleeding causing fear

Postby Koreysue » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:01 pm

Hey all,
I am 2.5 weeks past a hernia repair surgery. I am noticing rectal bleeding which I have not had since prior to my diagnosis 6/9/17. It is bright red, so does not appear to be internal bleeding. There was slight constipation throughout my recovery due to pain pills, but nothing major. This bleeding has me totally panicked. It is such an unpleasant trigger for anxiety because that is what led to my diagnosis. My last colonoscopy was 8/18 and was clear of but with hemerrhoids. <——— hoping that is my answer. I also worry about my colon repair- if it was damaged somehow, since there are still staples in there. So scary.
Have any of you had bleeding throughout your post treatment years that was from a benign cause? It’s like somebody pushed a panic button. Ugh.
Korey
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 clear (cea rise a mystery for now, doc said maybe all the smoke in my town from forest fires)
CEA 11/2018: 3.8
CEA 2/2019: 3.2
CT clear 6/18/2019 / CEA : 3.4

del
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:21 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Rectal Bleeding causing fear

Postby del » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:32 pm

If your last colonoscopy found hemorrhoids, I think that would probably be a likely cause of bright red blood. Were they internal hemorrhoids? If so, it can be completely painless. But given that you had recent hernia repair surgery, I would suggest you speak to your surgeon just in case it is related to that.
Male, 33 @ dx, stage 1 RC (T1N0M0 0/29 LNs)
2016-02 - Cancerous polyp removed during colonscopy, 0.5 mm margin
2016-03 - ULAR & TME surgery, temp ileostomy
2016-04 - DVT, pulmonary embolism
2016-11 - Ileostomy reversal
2018-10 - Another DVT & PE

DarknessEmbraced
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Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:54 pm
Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Rectal Bleeding causing fear

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:45 pm

I'm sorry you're going through this!*hugs* I would speak your surgeon. Good luck.*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 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18

Koreysue
Posts: 101
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:36 pm

Re: Rectal Bleeding causing fear

Postby Koreysue » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:50 am

Thanks guys,
The GI dr. thinks it’s hemmeroids and I think so too, at this point. Albeit a stressful things for folks like us!
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 clear (cea rise a mystery for now, doc said maybe all the smoke in my town from forest fires)
CEA 11/2018: 3.8
CEA 2/2019: 3.2
CT clear 6/18/2019 / CEA : 3.4

del
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:21 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Rectal Bleeding causing fear

Postby del » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:51 am

Glad to hear it's nothing serious. I can imagine it must be stressful!
Male, 33 @ dx, stage 1 RC (T1N0M0 0/29 LNs)
2016-02 - Cancerous polyp removed during colonscopy, 0.5 mm margin
2016-03 - ULAR & TME surgery, temp ileostomy
2016-04 - DVT, pulmonary embolism
2016-11 - Ileostomy reversal
2018-10 - Another DVT & PE


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