Scar Tissue from Colon Sugery

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Scar Tissue from Colon Sugery

by William8 on Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:00 AM

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My wife who is 35 is was diagnosed in Sept 06 with Colon/REctal cancer stage III.  After the initial finding of the cancer surgery was done before any treatments or test to get staging.  She found out it was stage III into nearby lymph nodes.  She started radiation and chemo and had to stop the radiation after 8 treatements her body could not take it.  The radialogist told us in all of his years she was the first that had to stop the treatments.  She then started a new regiment of chemo only.  6 months of that later she goes to get her first colonoscopy after the initial one and finds out she has a anal stricture which they say is not a result of the radiation because she did so few treatments.  They were not able to do the colonoscopy.  They since have told her that she will never be able to complete a colonoscopy for the rest of her life.  The stricture is so bad almost complete blockage. 

 

Has anyone every heard of the anal stricture of (scar tissue) as a result of a colonresection???

 

Thanks!

RE: Scar Tissue from Colon Sugery

by Gggirl on Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 11/27/2007 William8 wrote:

My wife who is 35 is was diagnosed in Sept 06 with Colon/REctal cancer stage III.  After the initial finding of the cancer surgery was done before any treatments or test to get staging.  She found out it was stage III into nearby lymph nodes.  She started radiation and chemo and had to stop the radiation after 8 treatements her body could not take it.  The radialogist told us in all of his years she was the first that had to stop the treatments.  She then started a new regiment of chemo only.  6 months of that later she goes to get her first colonoscopy after the initial one and finds out she has a anal stricture which they say is not a result of the radiation because she did so few treatments.  They were not able to do the colonoscopy.  They since have told her that she will never be able to complete a colonoscopy for the rest of her life.  The stricture is so bad almost complete blockage. 

 

Has anyone every heard of the anal stricture of (scar tissue) as a result of a colonresection???

 

Thanks!


Hi There,

I had Stage 4 rectal cancer last year,  June 2006. The tumour took up half of my rectum.  My surgeon decided to shrink the tumour first with chemo and radiation and then did surgery. I went from Stage 4 to Stage 1. I had a colostomy for 6 months and then did a round of chemo pills as opposed to being hooked up.  There is no doubt that I have scar tissue and that it can cause blockage.  Anyone who has had any abdominal surgery will have scar tissue which could lead to a bowel obstruction. 

Your wife's ordeal sounds awful. I would go to another surgeon immediately and get a second opinion.  It is vital that the scar tissue be minimized since any blockage will create toxins in her body.  This alone could kill her. You must find an oncology surgeon, not a general surgeon. 

I don't know where you live but you need to do some serious research.  If they cannot do a colonoscopy, then what are the other options?  CT Scans, MRI ?  There is a specific procedure for a bowel and rectal MRI.

I was 42 when my ordeal began.  My symptoms began in my mid 30's.  I had a specialist who kept tellng me all I had were hemorrhoids! I almost died, but thanks to an amazing team of Doctors I am back and stronger than ever.

Good Luck.  

 

 

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