So I had ny reversal done a couple of months ago. I just had my most recent high resolution CT scans less than a month ago and everything was clear.
My stool has been unusual since my reversal off and on. The past few days i have drank a lot more coffee than usual and noticed this morning that my stool was really really dark, almost black. I have gone a bunch of times today, and the stool is a bit on the runny side and leaving residue at the bottom of the toilet. The first time I saw this months ago it scared me because the brown pooled at the bottom and reminded me of the days I used to see blood. The most recent bowel movement seemed to be a reddish brown, but I can’t tell for sure, def not like my old rectal cancer but enough to worry me that maybe it is blood from higher in the GI tract. It not tarry like I’ve read online. The problem I have noticed since my reversal is that I will at time see bits of the food I have eaten the day before, as I don’t digest great just yet.
Am I being a hypochondriac since I JUST had scans and they were all up in there a few months ago for my reversal? Does anyone have stools that sometimes look like this? Or should I be worried and call the doc on Monday. I see them in a few weeks for my surgery follow up.
M 35 yr
DX Rectal Cancer, 10/16 (symptoms Feb 2016)
Dx stage 2 - Surgery Oct 25 201 Loop ileo w/ j-pouch
Close margins within 1mm
9/38 lymph nodes involved on path / Stg IIIc,pT4, pN2 B, p.M0. MSS, K‐ras, NRAS, no mutation
Started Folfox - 3rd Treament, Dec 30th 2016 Cardiac Arrest - Lucky to be part of the 6% to survive!
S-ICD installed / Port Removed
Vaccine Clinical trial at UPMC - last shot June 2017
Reversal 8/1/17 - Praying this is it!