Passing blood after jpouch creation

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ElliUK
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 74
   Posted 11/6/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. I have had step 2 of a 3 step jpouch creTion done nearly 4 weeks ago. The swelling in my back passage has really cleared down in the last week allowing me to easily pass the mucus that we produce. The one thing that is worrying me is as the swelling went away I started passing a little blood when passing the mucus. Has anyone who has had a jpouch creation experience passing small amounts of blood from their back passage before takedown? I have an app with surgeon in 2 weeks but am worrying. Any experience of passing or not passing blood would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks
Elli
Elli 28
UC since 17
Azathioprine, prednisolone, Asacol,
blood transfusions, iron infusions.
Colon Removed 18 March 09.
Ileostomy
 


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5690
   Posted 11/6/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Passing mucus and blood is normal. It's an indication that your tissue is healthy. I am always amazed that surgeons, and I mean all surgeons, don't inform their patients of this. It can be quite a shock for those of us who had surgery to alleviate bleeding!

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


ElliUK
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 74
   Posted 11/6/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks sue, I knew about passing mucus, it's as the blood has come on as the swelling went down I am a bit worried. I think it's made worse by wanting the pouch to work well, as I said earlier in 2 weeks I have an app and that's when I have the xray dye test and I am just wanting it to go well and don't want things to go wrong now! It's all very stressful!!
Elli 28
UC since 17
Azathioprine, prednisolone, Asacol,
blood transfusions, iron infusions.
Colon Removed 18 March 09.
Ileostomy
 

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