Still the same problem with my drainage.
I went to my GYN,about a month ago and he told me to get in touch with my Urologist and ask him if he could recommend me to a Uro Rectal/Colon Specialist.I have an appointment with him on September 4th.I will also have to see my Urologist on September 5th.Those two doctors are all the way on the other side of West Virginia where I live.They are over at the University of West Virginia Teaching Hospital.Then I am have a appointment on the 12th of this month to see a specialist on having a colonoscopy done.They did not say if they wanted it done through the stoma or the rectum.I guess this doctor will decide which way to go.I am scared of having it done through my stoma.When I have been seen by the two doctors,they will get together and decide what they are going to do about it.If they do anything,my Inter Stem that controls my bladder will have to come out first.I have been told by my GYN,that if they do anything with my bladder,they will have to scrape the scare tissues away,which will make me bladder fall down to a point,and then they will have to remove the sling that it is in and undo all the stitches that I have had done through out all of the surgeries I have had in that department.When all is over,my bladder will totally be down and just about out of my vagina.I don't know if they will remove it all together and hook me up to Urostomy,or cut my above the abdomen and pull it completely back up that way and start all over.I have no idea,but I think that this Inter Stem is what is giving me so many U.T.I.s. As for my rectum they may have to remove all of it or just part of it.That I don't what they will do either.I do know that I hate waiting.I know what I want to be done,but none of the doctors will listen to me.They keep me,"you don't want that done"My bladder is rotten,and I have been told that many of times.As for rectum,I can not keep on with the feeling that my rectum is full not long after I eat.I go into the bathroom and about an eighth to a quater of cup of light to dark brown stool like mess comes out of me.There are times when I have to sit there and push like I was constipated,but I already have a permanent colostomy,and am having no problem in that depertment,but I know it is not doing my bladder any good to be pushing.So I know that there is something deffinetly wrong in that department.Everywhere I go I have to either wear a depend,two pads,or line my underwear with paper towels.I am also getting mucus from my vagina.So I am getting it from both.I just want something permanent done.I'm I wrong for wanting my rectum remove or closed up and having a Urostomy done,with all of the problems that I am having.All of the tests are coming back saying that there is not a fistula any where to be found.What is wrong with the picture?
If anyone out there can help me or have any suggestions,I sure would appreciate your advice.This has been going on for far to long.
Thanks for reading and listening
Im sorry to hear about ur situation, i wish u'd have put a subject in ur post, i probably would've read it sooner. I have the similar issue, with the drainage from my vagina and rectum. HOwever, i have an ileostomy and i still have my colon, so the mucus from the rectum is normal. The reason for my ileostomy was because of my recto vaginal fistuals, which were causing me to pass stool from my vagina, and air. They were hoping with everything being diverted my fistulas would dry up, but so far, this hasnt been the case. So my doc is suggesting that i have my rectum removed. I'm not too keen on that idea just yet, as my quality of life is better, and im not really rushing to make any permanant decisions right now. I also dont want another surgery anytime soon.
I dont know ur complete history, but my question is, did your doctor suggest removing your rectum? I mean, you have a permanant colostomy if i read correctly, which I would think means that you won't be using your rectum any more any way...( if im wrong mayb someone can correct me)my doc said that b/c im still having drainage, although i dont think its as much as ur having, theres a sign of infection still going on in my colon, which is why he would remove part of it as well. I'm no doctor, but is it possible that there's sometype of active infection in your rectum thats causing the drainage in your vagina? do you have fistulas? Mayb these are some questions you can ask whatever doctor you decide to go to. Also there are other alternatives for fistulas if that is what you have. The surgeries arent that effective or so i hear. but my gastro was telling me about some type of fibrous glue that seems to work ok....i dont know but i hope u get answers soon!