Rectal pain and bleeding

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Wakabo
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   Posted 2/21/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I am four months post op proctocolectomy with ileostomy for crohns disease.  I have been having rectal drainage that has been samll amounts yellowish, now this week it is green and yesterday started to be bloody.  It is small amounts but I have a lot of rectal discomfort. I am on antibiotics for a UTI that started about one week ago.  I am not sure if this is normal drainage or if I should be concerned and contacting my surgeons office??? Anyone have experience with this. Thanks in advance
Jen
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Crohns since 1994, inflammatory arthritis, chronic ulcerative proctitis, endometriosis, hypothyroidism, depression
Two doses of Tysabri IV beginning of 2009, no longer on too many side effects, hospitalized for neuro problems, med helped though
Allergic to Remicade which helped me so much for about 5 years before developing allergy also allergic to Humira and Imuran
Taking Asacol and Aciphex, prempro, synthroid, xanax, Vicodin, elavil and cymbalta 
Scheduled for ileostomy Oct 2009


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/21/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Jen~hang in there...I've been there, too!

Was your bottom sewn shut? Are you packing the wound? Did it heal completely, then start draining?

I experienced an abscess about 6 months out, after my proctocolectomy, and had to have outpatient surgery to have it cleaned out. It wasn't a big deal, and I packed the wound for a few months until it completely healed. I haven't had a problem since:)

I would definitely suggest you call your surgeon's office in the morning!

Wakabo
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   Posted 2/21/2010 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes I was sewn shut, no packing of the wound. I had rectal drainage post op immediately that was very minor amounts this seems to be more and now with the blood I am concerned.  I did call about the drainage previously about a month ago and the nurse told me that if there was not an odor to the drainage not to worry but I can tell something is not right.  I will call again. Thanks so much for your reply. I am feeling helpless and alone out here with this new ostomy.
Jen
JenG
 
Crohns since 1994, inflammatory arthritis, chronic ulcerative proctitis, endometriosis, hypothyroidism, depression
Two doses of Tysabri IV beginning of 2009, no longer on too many side effects, hospitalized for neuro problems, med helped though
Allergic to Remicade which helped me so much for about 5 years before developing allergy also allergic to Humira and Imuran
Taking Asacol and Aciphex, prempro, synthroid, xanax, Vicodin, elavil and cymbalta 
Scheduled for ileostomy Oct 2009


andorable
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   Posted 2/22/2010 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jen I had the same surgery for Crohns disease as well and was sewn shut too, I did have discharge for a while after surgery with some blood at times too. I too was concerned about the amount and color of the discharge and went to see my doc for reassurance to find it was normal and all part of the healing process. If in doubt don't be afraid to give your doc a quick call for piece of mind. Take care
Doreen

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   Posted 2/23/2010 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
If the pain has increased, and the drainage has increased with blood, I would be calling the doctor. I had a peri-anal abscess before my ileostomy, and now have been sewn shutt too... so i'm imagining them combined. I would go ahead and make an appointment.

If the blood/discharge changed without any difference in pain, I wouldn't worry so much.

I hope it's an easy fix, whatever the case!
28 yr old female
crohn's since 2004
every med.
ileostomy Jan 2010
wondering why I waited so long.

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