rectal stump chronic infection 7yrs out

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hulston
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   Posted 4/7/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a rectal resection 2002. colorectal cancer. First I had a ileostomy, then changed to a colostomy. My rectal stump has become chronically infected the last year. Does anyone have this problem??    

flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/7/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a bad case of Crohn's in my colon and rectum and had them removed. How has your doctor treated the infection? It seems dangerous to have one for so long, as it could spread into your bloodstream. Have you every thought of keeping the ostomy and having your colon and rectum removed? Just a thought, since you're not using them and have had colorectal cancer.



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.


hulston
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   Posted 4/8/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I went yesterday to my colorectal surgeon. To see what my options were. basically antibiotics or surgury. I have radation prior to 1st surgury in the rectum. They did take out part of my colon. basically I have a  stump that for the last year chronically is having problems.
Yes, I have started have pain in my muscles. This happened the beginning of last year. 

flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/8/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you decided what you're going to do?
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.


hulston
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   Posted 4/9/2009 5:55 AM (GMT -6)   

I'm leaning seriously to removing the stump.

Do you have any problems from from having everything removed?


Shaz032
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   Posted 4/9/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Personally, I would have it removed. It's not like you're ever going to use it again anyway is it? Yes, it can be a pain in the backside for a few weeks after surgery (literally) but after that, it's all good :) You can then have a Barbie Butt (or Ken Butt depending on whether you're male or female) - ie no holes back there. I just wish mine were as petite as Barbie's :)
I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
 
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hulston
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   Posted 4/9/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a staph infection with my first surgury.. and other problems.. (ended up with a bakers tube for a month) adhesions... blockage...I'm scared to do it..
But I have a feeling I have no choice given the chronic problems..
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