Proctitis Update 2

Two weeks since the Formalin treatment to stop the bleeding. Good news no more bleeding, bad news i spent 3 days in the hospital this week for pain management. My sphincter goes into spasm and clamps shut causing an extreme amount of pain. The oncologist says it's because the colon has become stiff by the anus making me feel like i have to go constantly, and any amount of pushing starts the spasm that can last up 3o seconds each time. He has seen less than 10 cases like this in the last 25 years. Lucky me. 

The solution was admission to the hospital for pain management. After doses of IV morphine, they put me on oxycodone as needed for pain, morphine sulfer, and pentoxifylline to stop the spasms. Plus milk of magnesia and stool softeners to ease the constipation from the pain killers. Phew...

As of now I feel like I'm making progress and hopefully I won't have to post a part 3.

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  • I have the same issues. The description of your struggle is precisely what is going on for me. Thanks for posting I will talk to my doc.

  • John,

    Looking forward to not seeing a third post.  Hope that your body settles down soon, it will take a little time, but hopefully the bleeding will be a thing of the past.


  • Hi Joel,

    Hate to pester you again with another question, but here it goes. I just now noticed blood in my urine and i passed 3 small clots. Thoughts?

  • Hi John,

    I would give the doc a call and let them know.  It probably isn't anything, but let the doc know, especially if you have anymore blood in your urine. 

  • Thanks Joel. 

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