Preparing for Sigmoidoscopy and there was blood!!

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Roddiesgirl
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 2/27/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I have my sigmoidoscopy with the surgeon in a couple of hours.  I had to use an enema this morning (lots of fun..ha ha) and when I did, the last of the output was blood!!  There wasn't alot of it, maybe a tablespoon..hard to tell...the enema burned like crazy!! I don't know what this means but it freaked me out!  I hate blood..it makes me really squeamish, plus I just don't want anything to stand in the way of my reversal on the 9th!  I will let you know what the surgeon says about the blood...wish me luck...I am scared!!...Thanks ...Cheryl
Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
 Reversal surgery scheduled for end of March/09


flchurchlady
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 2/27/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, Cheryl. Hopefully, it's nothing to worry about. I hope your test goes well, and give us an update when you get a chance! :-)
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 2/27/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
At least you are on your way to your doc's! Keep us posted...

Roddiesgirl
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 2/27/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my sigmoidoscopy.  The surgeon said that the blood I saw this morning was ok.  He said that the colon is very sensitive now from not having any stool passing in it.  Also when he did the test he said that the anastomosis site is inflamed, and there seems to be abit of granulation (???) there.  He removed a polyp as well.  I am quite crampy from this and bleeding some again, but I guess this is normal (???)...Anyway the good news is that my surgery is going to go ahead as planned!!  I'm really happy/scared...it's only 9 more days!!!!....YIKES!....Cheryl
Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
 Reversal surgery scheduled for March 9/09


psygirl6
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 268
   Posted 2/27/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cheryl,
Good luck with the surgery. i wish you the best of luck.
Maya
diagnosed with slow transit constipation: June 2008
total colectomy with ileo-rectal anamastosis: Aug 7, 2008
Numerous food intolerances (gluten,lactose,msg,etc)


2 RIS K
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 3/1/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Cheryl, I just now saw this post! I am so glad everything went well. I wish I had seen it sooner now I feel like I wasn't there for you. I'm just glad you are still on for your surgery. How are you feeling now?
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 

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