post rectocele surgery blood in stool
(Irvine, CA, USA)
I had surgery two months ago for a prolapsed uterus and bladder and rectocele prolapse as well. Before the surgery my big problem with my colon was frequent diahrrea sp?. Afterward it has been frequent constipation, sometimes with a bright red streak of blood visible in the stool. I have been eating more fibrous foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables to combat the constipation, and taking Colace twice a day. Sometimes it helps. I still have as many as 5-7 bowel movements a day, usually accompanied by cramps. Formerly I could have 10-12 bowel movements a day, very often diarrhea. Again with cramps.
Is blood in the stool common after rectocele surgery?