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Undergone surgery for perforated colon. Having lower abdominal pains, red blood in bag. Possible reason?

My husband had surgery for a perforated colon due to diverticulitis in August. He has a temporary colostomy . We last saw our surgeon on December 12th all good. For the past few days he has had some pain low in belly and today there was red blood in bag. I called surgeon but he has not called back. Is this anything to worry about?
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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Red colored discharge from the colostomy bag needs to be investigated. You can contact your surgeon so that he/she can search for sites of active bleeding if any.
Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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