Hi everyone, just wondering if I could get some help and advice from others who have been through what I'm planning to do.
I had an ileostomy formed in July 2016 as an emergency as my colon had a mass in which then burst inside me as I could not go to the toilet and after a week started being sick with a lot of blood. I did suffer for maybe 6-7 years on and off with pain and blood from my rectum but the doctors said I don't have Crohn's or UC and that I was young, fit, and healthy lol.
Anyways, after it burst and had my ileostomy formed, I still discharge mucus and blood from my rectum daily. I have 15cms of colon left and they say the blood is due to diversion proctitis as the colon has nothing to feed on.
I really am unsure if I want to take the risk of surgery having the rest removed or just leave it be. I'm 29 years old and plan to keep my ileostomy forever but would like to keep my rectum even if it has no purpose. If the bleeding is due to diversion proctitis, is there a possibility my colon could develop cancer?