Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome

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Nathan88
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   Posted 10/5/2017 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok so little bit about me back in February this year I was admitted into hospital via A&E they initially thought that it was ulcerative colitis then they change their mind to Crohn's and now they finally diagnose me with solitary rectal ulcer syndrome

Having tback and forth for months seeing several specialists they have no referred me to a colorectal surgeon and have told me that that I need an ostomy bag has anybody ever heard of having this operation performed for solitary rectal ulcer syndrome

in forms of the condition itself I have periods throughout the month we i heavily bleed very large fresh jelly like clots and im chronic pain haven't been prescribed Oramorph and tramadol. I'm also having constant diarrhoea can't remember the last time that I had a normal motion

from the footage they and myself have seen from several colonoscopy we habe seen number of rectal ulcers

Old Hat
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   Posted 10/5/2017 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
There was info posted a few yrs back about the drug Xifaxan (Rifaxamin) being effective treatment for some cases of solitary rectal ulcer. But what you're saying is that your colonoscopies have shown multiple rectal ulcers ...? It seems like you need to consult a gastroenterologist who subspecializes in IBD treatment. Diagnosis made via emergency room procedures can be unreliable. / Old Hat (37 yrs with left-sided UC; presently in remission taking brandname colazal)

Nathan88
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   Posted 10/5/2017 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi thanks for your reply I was initially referred by my GP to go to the A&E department under the gastroenterology team and they were the ones that made the diagnosis after looking at all of the colonoscopy they diagnose me with solitary rectal ulcer syndrome the A&E department suspected that it was Crohn's or ulcerative colitis gastroenterology team have now transferred me to colorectal surgeon and told me that it's for the operation for a colostomy because of the severity the gastroenterology team have been providing me with different drugs and trying different things for the past few months but none of has worked I'm still getting chronic pain and bleeding

Old Hat
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   Posted 10/7/2017 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I think there have been members posting about this in the past. Maybe if you start a new thread with title like "Colostomy for rectal ulcer?", you'll attract a member or moderator who knows more about it. You might also try the Mayo Clinic Online, which gives a lot of current info on many types of medical conditions. / Old Hat (37 yrs with left-sided UC; presently in remission taking brandname Colazal)

Connor77
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   Posted 10/9/2017 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
It seems kind of crazy to remove your entire colon over this, but I admit I poorly understand what this syndrome is even about. The name of the syndrome sounds kind of preposterous.

Have you been checked for parasites? Have you changed your diet? Have you tried rectal medications?

I would get a second opinion. A colectomy is supposed to be a last resort not a first line treatment. It sounds like somebody's not doing their job.
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