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teri3
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Poo question

Postby teri3 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:45 am

Anybody out there have mustard/yellow poo? For the last couple weeks my poo has been a yellow color, which concerns me because bilirubin causes a yellow coloring of skin so it's not to far of a jump to think it could effect your poo color. My labs have all been good and so has my urinalysis. Maybe this is just a side effect of Folfir + avistin? Any ideas? I'll bring it up to my onc next week but I just wonder if it needs brought up now.
Thanks,
Teri
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?
CT growth
VATS l lung 4 10 17
VATS r lung 4 24 17
CT 2 nodules r up and l low :(

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Re: Poo question

Postby Utwo » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:00 am

What is bilirubin level in your blood?
Do you have jaundice by any chance?
58 yo male at diagnosis: T1bN0M0, 0/15 nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed with kind of clear margins
05/2016 "prophylactic" laparoscopic right hemicolectomy - bleeding, leak, infection
06/2017 CT scan, colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6
A lot of funny stuff discovered by CT scans in liver, kidney, lungs, arteries, gallbladder, lymph node, pancreas

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Re: Poo question

Postby BeansMama » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:01 am

I believe the color has more to do with diet than liver. Mine is frequently that color and my liver numbers have been fine all along even with the liver Mets. Wouldn't hurt to have it checked though.
41 yrs old
Tumor found 9/2015
Surgery 1 - 11/2015 LAR and colostomy
Surgery 2 - 11/2015 wound vac
Surgery 3 - 12/2015 revise resection, move colostomy
Mets to liver - tumor inoperable - one add'l met destroyed
Stage IVa (T3 N2a M1a)
Primary tumor 9 cm x 7.5 cm x 2 cm
Beginning Folfox 1/2016 - Failed
Beginning Folfiri and vectibix 8/2016 — Failed
Beginning Folfirinox + Avastin 11/2016 - Failed
Beginning Keytruda 1/2017
CEA drop from 345 to 7.3 after starting immunotherapy
Lynch positive 3/2016

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Re: Poo question

Postby Petra » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:20 pm

I have mustard poo after every chemo cycle for like 2 days.
34 Female/Preg @ 17weeks
May '16 - DX Stg 4 CC/peritonium mets
- pri tumor 10cm @ Caecum/Sec tumor Ureter,Common illiac, psoas muscle
May '16 - Stent placement on right ureter
- Robotic surgery (failed) possible seeding
Jul/Aug - 4 rounds Folfox
Aug - Gave birth @ 32 weeks 3 days (healthy girl!)
Sept - 1 cycle Folforinox + immuno (Keytruda)
- Colon perforated/ emergency surgery/ resection of both tumor success
Oct/Nov - Folfox + Keytruda

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Re: Poo question

Postby teri3 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:27 pm

My bilirubin level was a .6 which is well within the norm of o.o -1.2 and I don't notice any jaundice of my skin or eyes. I don't believe it's diet either it's been consistently yellow for several weeks, everytime I go it's yellow. My diet is varied and the same as it's always been. I thought of the bilirubin level too but it's always whithin norm range.
Teri
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?
CT growth
VATS l lung 4 10 17
VATS r lung 4 24 17
CT 2 nodules r up and l low :(

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Re: Poo question

Postby mypinkheaven » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:41 pm

teri3 wrote:My bilirubin level was a .6 which is well within the norm of o.o -1.2 and I don't notice any jaundice of my skin or eyes. I don't believe it's diet either it's been consistently yellow for several weeks, everytime I go it's yellow. My diet is varied and the same as it's always been. I thought of the bilirubin level too but it's always whithin norm range.
Teri


Teri, I think the poop color associated with bilirubin trouble is clay colored - gray. All I could find about yellow poop (with normal numbers) was too much undigested fat. Are you seeing your doc this week?
MSS, KRAS Wild NRAS Mutated
9/2012 CRC IIB Lft Colectomy 0 lymph nodes 0 Chemo
10/2013 CT clear
11/15 CEA 2.7 to 4.6
11/15 Spread to uterus. Hysterectomy
2/16 Pelvic radiation 25, brachytherapy 3
4/16 - 6/16 Xeloda
6/16 CT Several lung nodules 5 mm
8/16 CT Nodules still present. Most stable. Some growth
11/16 Transfer to UCSD Moores
12/16 Folfox + Avastin failed
2/17 Folfiri + Erbitux
8/17 5FU+Erbitux No 5FU bolus
7/18 Spread to vagina
6/18 Folfiri + Avastin + Trametinib
6/18 CEA dropping

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Re: Poo question

Postby teri3 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:01 pm

I see the doc Tuesday...interesting undigested fats??? I definitely will bring it up....I hope I remember lol
Thanks
Teri
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?
CT growth
VATS l lung 4 10 17
VATS r lung 4 24 17
CT 2 nodules r up and l low :(

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Re: Poo question

Postby Sams wife » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:33 pm

teri3 wrote:I see the doc Tuesday...interesting undigested fats??? I definitely will bring it up....I hope I remember lol
Thanks
Teri


Undigested fat sounds good. I think hubby's was green when it ended up being thrush (yeast infection)
Husband dx 1/13/15 St.2 CEA 7.1
Chemo/25rad 2/15 till 4/24/15
5FU/leucovorin
Surgery 6/8/2015 Stage IIa T3N0MX microscopic cancer left
Watching 4 lung spots
0/5 lymph nodes. Lap. APR
25% less 5FU/leucovorin 7/14/2015 x 26 CEA 3.4
25% more 5fu 9/2015
9/16/15 CEA 7.7
1/16/16 @ 9.2 during allergy?
3/16 New lung spot 4x4 mm
6/16 CEA 6.9 spot 5x5

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Re: Poo question

Postby teri3 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:03 pm

Better fat than thrush :D :D :D
Teri
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?
CT growth
VATS l lung 4 10 17
VATS r lung 4 24 17
CT 2 nodules r up and l low :(

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Yellow poo

Postby Green Tea » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:51 pm

teri3 wrote:I see the doc Tuesday...interesting undigested fats??? I definitely will bring it up....I hope I remember lol
Thanks
Teri

Here's a video that discusses the meaning of different kinds of poo. Yellow poo is discussed at around four and a half minutes into the video.

What Your Poop Says About You

There is also a book that has a section on poo color (see below, pages 71-73). The section starts off with a discussion of Gilbert's syndrome, a genetic disorder that can affect digestion and poo color and then goes on to say:

Another possible cause of yellowish feces is problems with bacteria in the gut. If they are not working as they should, the familiar brown pigment will not be produced. Antibiotics or diarrhea can cause such an alteration in color.
Ref: “Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Under-rated Organ” by Giulia Enders

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teri3
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Re: Poo question

Postby teri3 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:00 pm

Thanks informative.
Teri
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?
CT growth
VATS l lung 4 10 17
VATS r lung 4 24 17
CT 2 nodules r up and l low :(

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Re: Poo question

Postby Stewsbetty » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:29 am

Chemo seems to give me lots of diarrhea and interesting stools. Mine are often bright yellow for a few days on chemo. And I don't think I have seen brown for a couple of months now! The day it was pinkish I got worried until I remembered it was beet borscht for lunch. :wink:
42yo At diagnosis. Female in BC, Canada
Dx: CC ascending
Right Hemi colectomy 06/16 clear margins
Adenocarcinoma 6cm High Grade
pT3 pN2a Stage 3
10 out of 16 lymph involved
MSI-h, Kras mut, Braf wild
Finished chemo Feb. 2017
PET scan showing active area April 2017
July 2017 CT showing LN mass and spread to other LN
Stage 4
Aug 2017 failed Fofiri
Sept 2017 keytruda scans every 3 months showing shrinkage and stability
November 2018 CT shows only 1 small tumour left
September 2019 clear CT finally NED!!!

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Re: Poo question

Postby teri3 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:58 am

HA HA HA :lol: :lol: :lol: I've done that after eating beets too. Mine are more bright yellow after and work there way to dark orange. Chemo is a weird thing. Thanks for the in put I'm seeing my onc today I'll bring it up to him just in case.

Teri
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?
CT growth
VATS l lung 4 10 17
VATS r lung 4 24 17
CT 2 nodules r up and l low :(

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Re: Poo question

Postby justin case » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:56 pm

I'm by far an expert on Pulmonary, stage 4, perhaps you should notify your team of doctors :roll:
7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
chemo/rad
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012

teri3
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Re: Poo question

Postby teri3 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:19 pm

I did notify him today, he seemed very unconcerned...so I guess iam
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?
CT growth
VATS l lung 4 10 17
VATS r lung 4 24 17
CT 2 nodules r up and l low :(


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