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08-18-2018, 02:39 AM   #1
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Right colectomy

Just had surgery yesterday and
I had my first bowel movement this afternoon. Is it normal to have a lot of blood in you stool? The nurses says that's normal. Just asking.
08-18-2018, 08:00 PM   #2
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Same thing happened to me after right side colectomy......have to allow for healing time
takes a week or two for the blood to stop.
Hopefully you are still being supervised in the hospital
Feel better soon
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08-19-2018, 02:13 PM   #3
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Same thing happened to me after right side colectomy......have to allow for healing time
takes a week or two for the blood to stop.
Hopefully you are still being supervised in the hospital
Feel better soon
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Well the pooling of blood has stopped now it is only clots. 3 days later Now it's a lot of gas. When did a formed bowel movement take place for you?
08-19-2018, 02:18 PM   #4
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Well the pooling of blood has stopped now it is only clots. 3 days later Now it's a lot of gas. When did a formed bowel movement take place for you?
08-19-2018, 08:32 PM   #5
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I think it was several weeks...did not work fast for me.....and even after things settled
It was a couple of months before it could be depended upon.
The right colon had cancerous changes as well as the large tumour so my recovery may differ a little from yours
Donít be too anxious and be sure to talk to your docs about whatís happening,.
08-27-2018, 06:56 PM   #6
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Well fast forward an additional 1 day hospital visit and 8 days later.... I had lost so much blood from the surgery i became anemic and had to have a blood transfusion. I did not find this out until the additional stay in the hospital.
Has anyone had this happen to them?
09-06-2018, 07:45 PM   #7
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I didn't have the blood loss but did have some blood and clots for a while. It took 5-6 days for my bowels to really wake up and get moving again after surgery and other few weeks for things to become "normal again.

Hope you are doing okay now.
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09-25-2018, 02:47 PM   #8
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After the transfusion I was sent home . A week after that I started bleeding again. I had a side affect of the Lovenox (bleeding in the GI tract). It was stopped immediately. After spending 1 more night in the hospital for observation I was sent home again. After 1 week my hemoglobin went from 7.1 to 8.2 which was 2 weeks ago.
I am going again for testing this week. I am feeling alot better now.
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