Post Op Questions(Colectomy)

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Post Op Questions(Colectomy)

Postby njknittle » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:26 pm

Had my sigmoid colon removed a week ago almost. Im having trouble with constipation even though I'm taking a stool softener. Did have two movements today and there was dark red blood streaked in with the stool. That is ok correct? My doctors office is closed today so I can't call him about it but I'm just wondering if others experienced the same thing

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Re: Post Op Questions(Colectomy)

Postby Rock_Robster » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:00 pm

I had some bleeding after my bowel surgery, and was told that passing small amounts of dark blood in the weeks following is quite normal. If it became larger amounts or fresh blood, I was to call my surgeon. Hope that gives some comfort today but please do check for your case still!

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Re: Post Op Questions(Colectomy)

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:18 am

I'm sorry you're going through this!*hugs* I would let your doctor know about the blood to be on the safe side. :)
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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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
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Re: Post Op Questions(Colectomy)

Postby Bilbailee » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:31 pm

Hello. I was wondering how you were doing and if the blood in stool is gone? I recently had a sigmoid resection and have blood in stool and on paper and today is a day over 3 weeks since surgery. Hope you are doin well.

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