strange diagnosis...not sure if i buy it

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   Posted 10/26/2007 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
so i had a colonoscopy at my doctors request because i was having so much bleeding. although she say inflammation and a few polys she didn't see any signs of bleeding. as a result, she thinks the blood was backed up from my period and was bulking up around my anus. something about this explanation seems very wrong to me and i am wondering what you guys think. it sounds like she was just making excuses for not finding blood in my stool (during the rectal). thoughts?
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

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   Posted 10/26/2007 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
That sounds very odd to me. I've never heard that blood from a period can get "backed up" into your anus. I think a call to your GYN is in order.
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   Posted 10/26/2007 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Unless I've misread your post, that makes no sense to me.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
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   Posted 10/26/2007 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree....huh??? You don't have a vaginal tear into your rectum do you? How in the world will blood from a period get up around the anus like that?? No that doesn't make sense.
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   Posted 10/26/2007 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
ok thank you!! that's what i thought. but i'm sure you know how easy it is just to agree with te doctor so you can get the you know what out of the hospital...anyway, i'm lad i'm not crazy. and the bleeding has stopped, so i guess we will see...
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

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Amitriptyline to slow gastric emptying

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   Posted 10/26/2007 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
when I was bleeding and bleeding alot it look like, I went and had a scope and the doctor said you look perfect, See You In 10 Years! Things only got worse b/c of stress. Take care of yourself, eat right, exercise and do things that make you feel good. Laughter it really is the best medicine. It gets your mind off your butt. I like the youtube vidoes. If you see the one about the strongest dad, you'll appreciate and tolerate what you're going through. It sure puts things into perspective for me.

I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 10/1/07 was on it for 7 weeks, side effects
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   Posted 10/26/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't buy that diagnosis either. This seems to confirm my belief that doctors like to do colonoscopies because they think they need to see what's going on. In this particular case, there was no visual confirmation or explanation of what was going on. So then the doctor is stymied and comes up with some oddball theory.

Maybe talk to your GYN and if you have a general physician (internist) who you trust, you could also consult him or her.

By the way, is it just me or is 10 years a long time to go without a colonoscopy?

hm... this is definitely an interesting one!
UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.

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   Posted 10/26/2007 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have endometriosis? This could cause bleeding if the endometriosis is in the cul-de-sac (
I don't know how much bleeding that causes though.
-female - 32 -diagnosed June 2006
-last 25cm of colon affected
-Salofalk enemas stopped working
-Budesonide enemas stopped working
-xylocaine enemas - now in remission I think!! 
-Asacol 2 800mg pills 2x/day
-trying to eat less sugar and carbs

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   Posted 10/27/2007 12:36 AM (GMT -6)   
No, you're not crazy. That sounds like a bizarre diagnosis. I would request a second opinion if your symptoms do not clear up.
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   Posted 10/27/2007 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like crap to me.
Trust ur instincts and trust the way you feel
You know what your bodies telling you more then a Dr who's never had what you've got
As an example I've said no to an operation and I was right.
Don't talk their word as gospel try a 2nd opinion without a 2nd colonoscopy if you can

Let me know how you get on
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   Posted 10/27/2007 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
this is Nathan's wife...I went to a free health clinic a few years back because i had a uti so bad my urine was completely bloody, I happened to be on my period at the same time, and when I told the nurse that she looked at me like I had an I.Q. of 12 and dictatorily announced that I was mistaking my period coming out at the same time as there being blood in my urine and there was absolutely nothing wrong with me, and then she left me.
I cried because I thought I was going to die because they wouldn't give me treatment, but luckily they gave me antibiotics for it "anyway."
---Nathan---  31 yr old male
Diagnosed May 2006 w/severe UC (pancolitis)
Currently in mild/moderate flare
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20 mg Prednisone
1 multivitamin/day
2 grams calcium/day
75mg Imuran/day
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   Posted 10/27/2007 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
sounds completely wrong to me, I used to have the heaviest periods and never ever did that end up in my bum!

a nurse the other day said to me, oh I don't know why your white blood count is so high you must be fighting a cold or something (re: my Azathioprine labs) and was like no, then I googled it and it's b/c my immune system is fighting my colon, ya think a GI nurse would know that one........

Also, before I was first dx'd my old primary told me it was b/c of the olestra in the wow chips that was giving me blood and looked at me like I was stupid and treated me that way too, she was horrible, also when I had a rash on my face she told me I could never use hairspray again...hmm been using it still.

Hope you are able to get well soon, I see your posts and it looks like you are having a really hard time.
Beth, 32
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Azathioprine 100mg 1xday;Remicade tests pending;Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday;Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Potassium 600mg 1xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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   Posted 10/27/2007 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Bizzare!!!! I'd be finding a new doctor if it was me.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 10/27/2007 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
That is one of the strangest explainations for blood in poo that I have ever heard of!

Nope - you're not crazy :)
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