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unusual symptoms after colon resection

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  • Posted By: 2sisters
  • July 21, 2007
  • 10:12 AM

I had a colon resection in March of 2007 along with a hernia repair....the insiscion was from belly button down due to previous c sections the old fashioned way.........after surgery my incision became infected and abcessed , had to be lanced and packed everyday for around 3 weeks. After the infection "cleared up" I started swelling and my skin would have this mottled look, red , white and a pinkish color ....my back , legs , feet and hands all swell up to 1/2 to 1 full inch........I have been keeping a record..........they all swell especially after sitting for any length of time. I have found also now that the slightest cut or scrape becomes infected easily, right now my left breast is swollen and I have been running a low grade fever, I also after surgery had to have a spot removed from my labia that appeared after the surgery, My dermatologist thought this was the thing to do since I had malignant melanoma last year and he wanted to be sure, luckily it was not cancer , just a mole........I also need to let you know I do suffer from high blood pressure which I am on medication for , I also take coumadin for preventive care....I have had 3 blood clots in past and father has dvp..........I also have partial seizures for which I take tegretol and I have also been using zoloft since hospital stay..........I was very depressed, couldnt sleep because of all these symptoms. I also have stiffness in my joints.....back , hips and elbows....especially the left elbow . I also am suffering now from urinary and bowel incontinence, which is completely devestating..........I dont know what to do next, my surgeon tells me I should be fine..........I feel like I'm going crazy.........any suggestions

thank you,

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