Hello Ladies I need your help yet again! - I had my 2nd dose of chemo 7 days ago - the last two days I have been emptying my bowels an extraordinary amount but only twice a day - this evening I have quite a lot of bright red blood in the toilet pan. No pain and am feeling well generally. Should I be concerned or do you think the quantity has caused a tear? Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you Lyn xx
Bowels : Hello Ladies I need your help yet again... - My Ovacome
I was badly constipated but been going normally since I started a low residue diet, with the occasional movicol helping out. I will ring tomorrow as feel ok at the mo. I never seem to have a lot of luck when I ring with a question, my onc nurse is always in clinic, but to be fair she does phone back......eventually.
Emptying my bowels more frequently happened to me too, different from the diarrhoea episodes but definitely looser and more frequent. However no sign of blood at all. I think you need to get advice from your clinic, possibly urgently. Do you have an emergency number out of normal office hours? If not for your CNS but perhaps your chemo ward nurses?
Hi Jane - awaiting specialist nurse to return my call, feeling a bit of a fraud as all ok today, and am feeling very well. Beginning to wonder if maybe I have piles. Oh well if I don't hear from them (also left message for a McMillan Nurse to ring me back) I have my next blood test booked for the 14th, low platelets will show up then. In the meantime I have been advised to keep a diary so I can relay to the chemo team exactly what is happening....or not! Hopefully it is nothing serious - fingers crossed. Lyn xx
I know this isn’t the same thing but my ovarian cancer was diagnosed when I went to my doctor with a vaginal bleed that I shouldn't have had, it only lasted less than 12 hours but because I acted promptly I was diagnosed early at 1c3. Your bleed may be due to something as simple as piles but it still needs checking, we really don’t bleed for no reason. Please have it checked before the 14th. ❤️Xx Jane
Hi Angie - the very fact that no-one else has suffered the same has made me realize something is wrong inside, have spoken to the chemo team and they suspect low platelets, off for a blood test tomorrow, If it is low and doesn't rise back up by next chemo date they said they will probably lower the dose or delay chemo for another week.........what a nuisance! Not sure what happens if Platelets are not low, have been ok today so maybe not too urgent.......hopefully, but I agree it does need investigation.