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Rectal Bleeding

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  • Posted By: Swapan42
  • November 16, 2006
  • 07:27 AM

This is problem with my wife.
Present Age - 41 (1965 born)
Rectal bleeding since - age of 16 or so
Initial suggestion - That time doctors said it is caused by piles and there is no cure for it.

1988 - We married
1992 - First problem. No stool pass, stomach pain, rectum sees to be blocked. Cure - Proctocelesis Enema.
1993 to 1997 - The above incident occurred several times. We did many tests (USG ) and without any result.
1998 - I admitted her in hospital stating that they should keep on doing different tests till the reason is found. After doing colonoscopy and biopsy it was found that she had TB (Tuberculosis Bacillus) infection in colon at about 5 cm above rectum. We started TB treatment (multi drug therapy)
1999 - After six months of last diagnosis we did colonoscopy and biopsy again. This time there was no TB found instead it said she has Ulceritis Colitis. Along with TB treatment we started giving her Mesacol Tablet (5-aminosalicylate). Once she was bleeding profusely through rectum (at least 1.5 liter of blood was drained out) but no specific reason could be established.
2000 - It seems to be cured.
2001 - Again similar problem. Rectal bleeding and problematic bowl movement. We did colonoscopy and biopsy. Its found that the ulcer had cured but left a Stricture. It was also found that there are dysplastic changes and it may be mild carcinogenic. We did repeat biopsy 3 more times but no other test showed any carcinogenic findings.
2002 - We started giving her Mesacol (5-aminosalicylate) enema. Then we did dialect her stricture and finally she was operated for TEMS (Trans Endocrine Micro Surgery). With LASER her stricture was removed.
2003-2004 - She was perfectly normal. Earlier for 15 to 20 years her stool was too narrow. Only now her stool became normal. Her body weight increased so much that she had to go through controlled diet. We were happy.

2005 - The nightmare started again. One morning suddenly she started bleeding profusely through rectum - at least 1.5 liter of blood in one day. We did all the tests. No TB, no Ulceritis colitis, no piles. Doctors concluded it as a Solitary Rectal Ulcer and said there is no cure for it. No carcinogenic symptom.

2006 - Till date there is no sure solution. She keeps on bleeding little occasionally. When we administer Mesacol (5-aminosalicylate) enema - 5 to 6 nos. - 1 every day she gets better. Bleeding stops. However it reappears after 2/3 months. Her body weight has come down to initial state. Her pressure is low.

Other informations -
1. She had a habit of removing impacted stool with a finger around at the age of 15.

2. We have seen some particular food causes more bleeding. It seems this ulcer is allergic to - Prawn, Crab, Hydrogenated Vegetable oil, Red chillies etc.

I am sorry it has become too big and may be little painful to read. However we are in problem and know no sure solution. We will be ever grateful if any one can show us path. Thanks.

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  • Paratuberculosis, or perhaps Chron's Disease-stop cow milk-maybe?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
    • 08:49 AM
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  • i AM HEARING ALOT ABOUT GREENS, CHLOROPHYLL ETC. Also, health drinks, blended greens combined with fresh fruit. The is a sight rawfamily.com that professes amazing results going to a raw food diet.good luck!I am fighting an Ulcer myselfScott
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 05:02 PM
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  • Try divorce.. get a russian bride.
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  • Dear Swapan,Just go and sue that s.o.b. doctor who advised you that there is no cure of Plies. I am 100% sure your wife has piles and she can be cured just in one day.My wife also suffered a lot and thank god when I moved back from USA to Jaipur I met a doctor who is my neighbour and is perfect surgeopn in this regard. He has imported a new laser machine from Germany and my wife was his first patient for this Pile Surgery. Can you imagine..it just took 30 minutes..painless surgery and since then 4 years have passed and she is 100% perfect. My wife thereafter got him lot many patients and doctor is so happy about it that he has big queue in his clinic and all patients are happy enough.You can contact me at: 0141-2235870 or smohpal@gmail.comGod bless you and your wife.. take it easy man.. :):):)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2007
    • 05:55 PM
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