Yesterday a 7 mm flat polyp was removed from my rectum by a method called Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR).
To prevent severe bleeding, an endoclip was used ( kinda like a staple). The clip will dissolve in the next several months.
I usually experience bleeding after colonoscopies because my GI takes 50 or more tissue samples for biopsy each time so I've learned not to panic if I see blood. Have had a little bleeding yesterday evening and this am but think it might be from hemmies that were irritated during the prep before the surgery. Time will tell.
For now, I'm sticking with liquids or soft foods even though I was told I could go back to a normal diet. (Hasn't worked for me in the past.)
Also feel pretty good because I drank coconut water during and after the prep and have been drinking protein shakes and sports drinks since surgery. Usually, after a prep I'm drained of energy.
Still hanging in there after being told in 2010 that I should have a total colectomy.
Waiting for pathology results but optimistic because biopsy 6 months ago on the same polyp was negative. Wish me luck!
Diagnosed pancolitis 12/2003. Now left-side inflammation only.
Drugs: Colazal generic (balsalazide) and mesalamine enemas. Nexabiotic (21 Strain) probiotic, Starwest organic slippery elm powder, L-Glutamine, calcium, vit D3, fish oil, CoQ10.
Avoid dairy, most gluten products, gas-producing and processed foods.
"It's always something."
Rosanne Rosannadanna (Gilda Radner)
Post Edited (ItsAlwaysSomething) : 5/29/2014 12:37:58 PM (GMT-6)