Rectal bleeding a few years after major rectal/abdominal surgery for rectal prolapse

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I wondered if anyone has had issues with rectal bleeding a few years after major anorectal and abdominal surgery to repair a rectal prolapse.

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    Hi Diane,

    If I was you, and the bleeding is more than what would be classed as normal if you split the rectum slightly, I would certainly seek medical attention immediately.

    Any bleeding after this amount of time period is worth getting checked by a doctor as soon as possible, whom may refer you to a hospital for further checks.

    Regards,

    Les.

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      Thanks Les. I have seen a physician who said it was related to all the damage done during the original surgery 5 years ago.  I just never heard of that before. I am thinking I would like to try to go back to the surgeon who did the original surgery but that requires a formal referral and they don't seem to want to refer me. I appreciate your concern.
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      Hi Diane,

      You mean you cannot get a referral to see your original Consultant, surgeon?  Do you live in the UK or US?  Here in the UK you can demand a referral, if your own doctor fails to provide a referral you can get a second opinion.

      That's not the sort of answer I would expect from a Doctor.

      Regards,

      Les.

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      Acutally I live in Canada. I have not found any support forums here and came across this site. Even though I don't live in the UK I thought I might hear from others with the same problems. Here in Canada you can ask for a second opinion but you have to usually pay for that and if you want to go through the healthcare system you have to go through the 'proper channels'  which can be a long and time consuming process. 
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      Hi Diane,

      That is why, I was going to say that would be totally out of order in the UK. I know cultures differ greatly and so does healthcare between countries. But things like that are dealt with quickly over here.

      I was referred to have a colonoscopy done, in December last year and within 2 weeks the appointment was through and done just a few days before Christmas. I have had Ultrasound scans and blood tests done since then. They were doing checks for cancer, because I have had it previously.

      Well, I wish you luck Diane - hope things get better for you.

      Regards,

      Les.

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    I had what's known as a ventral mesh retropescy operation for my prolapse, it was totally useless, I still bleed, produce mountains of mucus and am just as dreadfully frequent, you have my sympathy. Also the medical team look upon the situation like they have performed this "gold standard" op and are unprepared to do anything else for me and have annoyingly said several times that my symptoms are "behavioural" I am still suffering greTly and am appalled at the treatment and attitudes, Fiona
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    It is challenging isn't it. I hope you can get things sorted out soon.
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