This is really embarrassing - so I'm glad that I can type it and no one can see me. Let me just say first that I have an appointment with a colon and rectal specialist but it's not until May 18th. My TAH is not scheduled yet, but will most likely be the middle of June. About a week after discovering a fibroid tumor the size of a softball, (2nd one...1st one was abdominally removed in 2002, keeping uterus.), I started noticing some changes in bowel habits. First, I noticed that I had really bad gas. I mean - neasuating. I'd made some chili, and I thought it was that, but I haven't had any of that in 3 weeks, and it is still going on. It doesn't matter what or when I eat, I always have gas, and it is disgusting.
The second thing is that at the same time, I started noticing alot of blood in my bowel movements. In the mornings, almost every morning, I have to go #2 right away after I stand up, and it is pretty lose, and there's alot of blood. It seems like maybe it's mucous and blood. I've never had anything like this. I told my GYN/Surgeon about it on my last visit and she is the one who got the appointment with the C & R specialist.
I've always had bowel problems - constipation, then diarrhea. Sometimes the constipation has caused bleeding, but it always has cleared up in a day or so.
I've never had any kind of testing for endometriosis, so I wonder if that can cause symptoms like this. But I would have thought if I had endometriosis, the surgeon who did my surgery in 2002 would have said something.
I'm just freaking out becasue there's so much blood, and I can't see the doctor for another 3 weeks.
Has anybody else had anything like this?