A Staple In My Gut!

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Dave D
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 6/23/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I got scoped yesterday by my summertime G.I. My problems were really loose stools and bad bleeding upon ocassion.....once this spring I dropped 2 hgb points overnight. Also, I have two strictures, one above and a worse one below the J-pouch of about 9 MM. Before I went nighty night I reminded him to please dialate both as he looked for ulcers that may have caused the bleeding. Although it was a double ender procedure, the topside was normal. After I woke up (sort of) he said he dialated both strictures out to 18 MM, and believed he found the bleeding problem. It was a staple to hold something together apparently from my last surgery in 2005 when they had to operate to remove a trapped capsule endoscopy. He said the staple was surrounded by an ulcer and covered by a blood clot.
How cool is that?
Dave D
BTW, I wonder how he got it out with a Colonoscope.

Grandpa Dave is 70.
IBD since 1977
Perforation and resection 1993
Diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis 1994
Received J-Pouch 1997
Diagnosed as Chron's 2004
Redo, resection, and remove camera capsule 2005
Unsucessfully tried LDN 2007
Contracted Scleritis of the Eye 2008
Four Grandkids
Older than dirt

Post Edited (Dave D) : 6/23/2009 5:31:33 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 350
   Posted 6/24/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
whoa!! I hope this makes you feel waaaaaay better!
strictures, crohn's, adhesions, endo. Pyoderma Gangrenosum.
Trying LDN 4mg nightly ~ because I'm allergic to pentasa and 5ASA's I'm taking Boswellia Serrata. Olive Leaf extract. SCD yogurt. Using silver sulfadiazine on Pyoderma . B-12 shots. Juicing veggies!

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 3129
   Posted 6/24/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Dave it's great when a mystery is solved! I hope you feel hundred times better now. I always wondered about the "vlips" they left in from my first surgery in 1990.....hmmmm thanks to you I am going to ask more about them on my next visit.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 6044
   Posted 6/24/2009 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
maybe if he saved it you could make a nice necklace?


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