Rectal bleeding 7 years out

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Rectal bleeding 7 years out

Postby pantufla » Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:08 pm

My DH has developed rectal bleeding 7 years from the original diagnosis. See sig line. Does anyone have experience with this?
DH T2 N1b M0. 3/15 positive nodes.
Stage IIIA moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma.
Tumor size 6 cm.
Left hemicolectomy 10/26/15.
FOLFOX 11/30/15 to 5/2/16, full 12 cycles.
10/3/16 CT scan clear.
11/10/17 CT: "Focal opacity along the left lower lung, 7 mm. Two small peripheral opacities along the right lower lobe, 2 to 3 mm. A few small to mildly prominent left-sided central mesenteric nodes, up to 13 mm.
June 2019: NED.
2020: NED 5 years.

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Jacques
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Re: Rectal bleeding 7 years out

Postby Jacques » Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:30 am

Hello pantufla -

Has your husband checked out all of the possible causes of rectal bleeding? Maybe it's one of the benign causes.

I think that most of these possibilities can be checked out with a simple in-office sigmoidoscopy procedure. It's worth a try...

Causes of rectal bleeding
https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/rectal-bleeding/basics/causes/sym-20050740

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Re: Rectal bleeding 7 years out

Postby CRguy » Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:47 pm

Definitely get a proper exam and follow up for this. I am 15 years out from original Dx and have had no rectal bleeding issues, even with colonoscopies and biopsies.

Best wishes On the Journey
CRguy
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Re: Rectal bleeding 7 years out

Postby Koreysue » Fri Dec 02, 2022 12:58 am

I have rectal bleeding occasionally but am thoroughly checked out with colonoscopies yearly and it seems to always be hemorroids, often made worse after more vigorous, lengthy walks.
Always good to get it checked out!
Ksue
Dx: 6/2017 stage 3 CC
Sigmoid, 2 nodes
CEA at dx: 6.1
Sigmoid Colectomy/folfox (last chemo (1/31/18)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/18 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 NED
CEA 11/2018: 3.8
CEA 2/2019: 3.2
CT NED 6/18/19 / CEA : 3.4
CEA 10/21/19: 3.2
CEA 3/9/20: 3.8
CT NED /CEA 6/17/20: 3.8
CEA 11/4/20 4.6 <——— whyyyy? (will retest in a few weeks)
CT NED 12/1/20 CEA: 3.5
CEA 5/21 4.2
CEA 10/21 3.4
colonoscopy 10/21 10mm polyp
CEA 4/22 3.7
CEA 7/22 3.8
CEA 12/22 4
CEA 1/22 3.2 and NED 5yr scan

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Re: Rectal bleeding 7 years out

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:58 am

I'm sorry he's having bleeding. *hugs* I would have him checked out by his doctor.
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
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

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Re: Rectal bleeding 7 years out

Postby pantufla » Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:35 am

Thanks everyone. He continues to say he will get it checked out. I'm sure he will. Last time it took 4 months before he would go to the doc. :roll:
DH T2 N1b M0. 3/15 positive nodes.
Stage IIIA moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma.
Tumor size 6 cm.
Left hemicolectomy 10/26/15.
FOLFOX 11/30/15 to 5/2/16, full 12 cycles.
10/3/16 CT scan clear.
11/10/17 CT: "Focal opacity along the left lower lung, 7 mm. Two small peripheral opacities along the right lower lobe, 2 to 3 mm. A few small to mildly prominent left-sided central mesenteric nodes, up to 13 mm.
June 2019: NED.
2020: NED 5 years.

I_will_fight
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Re: Rectal bleeding 7 years out

Postby I_will_fight » Thu Jan 05, 2023 5:17 am

Hi Pantufla, any news?
Does your husband have a history of hemorrhoids?
Looking at your signature, I presume those lung opacities turned out to be nothing, right?
Good luck, happy new year.
46 yo male Spain
06/2020 - 6cm T3N0M0 CC splenic flex
3 and 4 mm lung ground glass
lymp 0/37
dMMR MSH6
KRAS mt G13D
V/LNI absent
PNI present
07/20 - hemicol surg, optimistic surgeon.
11/20 - 4 x CAPOX completed.
12/20 - Clear colonoscopy
02/21 - MRI liver lesion unchanged.
11/21 - Clear CT
02/22- Colonoscopy: Sessil polyp 3mm
05/22- Clear CT
06/22- Negative Signatera
12/22- Negative Signatera
01/23- Clear CT

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Re: Rectal bleeding 7 years out

Postby pantufla » Fri Jan 06, 2023 12:10 am

Hi Iwillfight. Thanks for asking. No news. Last time (2015) the doctor said he had no hemorrhoids. He didn't have any on followup, but he hasn't followed up for his 3-year check so who knows. The lung opacities were never followed up on either. The oncologist just said they were nothing. That has always bothered me. The mesenteric lymph nodes bother me too.

DH doesn't tell me what is going on. I haven't observed anything symptomatic in several days. He had some concerning bathroom runs last weekend and some very foul-smelling gas. Other than that and a little weight loss (maybe 10 pounds), there's nothing new.

I appreciate your asking.
DH T2 N1b M0. 3/15 positive nodes.
Stage IIIA moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma.
Tumor size 6 cm.
Left hemicolectomy 10/26/15.
FOLFOX 11/30/15 to 5/2/16, full 12 cycles.
10/3/16 CT scan clear.
11/10/17 CT: "Focal opacity along the left lower lung, 7 mm. Two small peripheral opacities along the right lower lobe, 2 to 3 mm. A few small to mildly prominent left-sided central mesenteric nodes, up to 13 mm.
June 2019: NED.
2020: NED 5 years.

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Re: Rectal bleeding 7 years out

Postby MadMed » Fri Jan 06, 2023 4:15 pm

I recently had bleeding and was freaked out by it. In a recent sigmoidoscopy, it was determined to be telangiectasia, damage from radiation.
Getting a sigmoidoscopy is very straightforward, as Jacques mentioned, worth a try!
52M DX: RC lower rectum, guessing now 2cm from AV 4/27/2021
T3N0M0 adenocarcinoma with signet ring cell features
Tumor size 30mm
Tumor grade: G3
Baseline CEA 1.0
MSI status: MSS pMMR
Started Folfox 5/12/2021
Switched to FOLFIRINOX from session 2. 8 rounds total.
CT+MRI tumor contained shrunk 80%, no spread to other organs.
CRT started xeloda + 28 days Radiation 9/27-11/04
NED as of 4/06 CT/MRI/sigmoidoscopy
On W&W 04/06/2022


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