Brian...I am having a problem too. At first I thought I had a yeast infection because this discharge was coming out of my vagina. My surgeon told me a few weeks ago at my post op visit that it was probably coming out of my anus but he never checked! I know my anus from my vagina for heaven's sake. He left my anus intact but my rectum and colon are removed. Now, I am actually bleeding but I can't tell whether this is coming from the anus or vagina..lol. Anyway, I had an appointment with the nurse practitioner yesterday at my gyn doctor's office. They had me waiting an hour and still hadn't taken me into one of the examining rooms and I know for a fact that there is yet another hour wait in the examing room before being seen. So, I just told the receptionist that I was leaving.
I made an appointment with my surgeon for next Wed. He has to check this out. I also have an appointment with my family physician tomorrow. Hope between the two of them they can figure out why I have this bleeding. I went through the change of life twenty years ago and never had a problem. If I need a hysterectomy after going through the total colectomy and perm ileo on June 28th, I will just die!
Are you in any pain? My rear is a bit sore but that is about it.
Ulcerative Proctitis since Sept of 1998. Hospitalized for eight days. Prednisone, Asacol, Rowasa enemas. Two year remission. Flare..switched from Asacol to Colazal. Two year remission. Started 6MP in 2002. Flared yearly from 2003 to May of 08. Hospitalized for ten days in May of 08. Flaring more often since. Off 6MP. Remicade failed. Humira failed. Total colectomy with perm. ileo .