I had my DES implanted into my LAD on July 10, 2008 and now for the second time I am bleeding rectally again. (sorry if TMI)
The first time was about 2 months ago and my family doctor told me then if it happened again they would have to do a colonoscopy and in order to do that I would have to go off plavix for 5 days.
The last time he put me on flagyl, anucort and metamucil and it did clear up, I have continued the metamucil because I have had symptoms of IBS since 1985 with frequent loose stools (again TMI) it did help until recently now the loose stools are back and again with blood.
I don't want to go off plavix not even for 5 days and what if I can't take it at all?
I know there is no easy answer to this problem but I just needed to vent.
Thanks for listening and sorry about TMI