I had surgery a week ago to make my ileostomy permanent. I had the remaining of my colon removed and a vaginal fistula repaired. First off I wasn't expecting the doc to sew up all of my butt! I thought it would just have been the hole itself. Kinda weirding me out. OK, so the question I have is has anyone else had this black foul discharge after surgery? Doc says its old blood, but of course I have to find out for myself. It started coming out of my vagina a few days after the surgery. I was just finishing with my period during the surgery too. I'm just afraid my doc did something wrong or something failed. Thanks peeps!
29 year old female
Ulcerative colitis- 13 years
Current meds- None anymore!! Just a multivitamin
Meds tried- suppositories, enemas, asacol, prednisone, lialda, immuran, sulfa, remicade
End ileostomy surgery- March 1, 2011