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Baw
Posted by Baw, on Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:30 pm

Hi. I have an illiostomy.  I have an almost nightly happening that is gross.  Long after I have eaten anything there is a thick GREEN output in my bag.  It is an excellent consistency for pancaking.  It also happens when I go to bed.  Has ANYONE else had this problem?  Has nothing to do with what I eat!

BAW

Reply by newyorktorque, on Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:52 pm

I have a loop ileo and I have seen nearly every color of the rainbow since I have had the stoma.  Does it hurt?  Is there a problem with the bag?  I'm one of those....'if it aint broke dont fix it' people.  We have a wound care / ostomy clinic downtown here.  Get a hold of an ostomy nurse if it bothers you that much.

 

Baw
Reply by Baw, on Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:02 pm
newyorktorque wrote:

I have a loop ileo and I have seen nearly every color of the rainbow since I have had the stoma.  Does it hurt?  Is there a problem with the bag?  I'm one of those....'if it aint broke dont fix it' people.  We have a wound care / ostomy clinic downtown here.  Get a hold of an ostomy nurse if it bothers you that much.

 


It doesn't hurt and has happened with different brands of bags.  By the way,  what is a LOOP iliiostomy!

 

BAW

Reply by warrior, on Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:00 am

interesting post BAW... Welcome to the site. Hope we can accomodate ya.

Believe it or not,my surgeon told me  output should be  "like green pea soup".  ugh? well yes and no it comes and goes like that sometimes and yes it does depends on what you eat if you're taking notes on what you eat vs. effects of it..

My ostomy nurse disagreed with  the green color and said, normal output is same as u had before.  so my last 3 yrs having this damn thing I can see changes when I drink less water or eat more  cake-like things...  (muffins, bread, etc)

I dont think green output is a problem.. the heavy thick semi solid out put can be.. to me that means more water is needed..you're not hydrated enough... I am also learning to stop eating after a certain hour.. some of us have posted about this to reduce the midnight travel to toilet to empty.. it is true.. if you stop eating  say at 6 or 7 or 8 pm.. u might get better sleep... I am trying by 8...pm to not eat anything.

also there are certain drinks that will help you go liquidy.... go right thru you...  which means liquid output... carnation instant breakfast.. the powder mix with milk?  whoa.  that will loosen you up...

always consult an ostomy nurse if you feel things arent right or could be better. 

others will chime in to help..  Warrior

Baw
Reply by Baw, on Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:20 am
warrior wrote:

interesting post BAW... Welcome to the site. Hope we can accomodate ya.

Believe it or not,my surgeon told me  output should be  "like green pea soup".  ugh? well yes and no it comes and goes like that sometimes and yes it does depends on what you eat if you're taking notes on what you eat vs. effects of it..

My ostomy nurse disagreed with  the green color and said, normal output is same as u had before.  so my last 3 yrs having this damn thing I can see changes when I drink less water or eat more  cake-like things...  (muffins, bread, etc)

I dont think green output is a problem.. the heavy thick semi solid out put can be.. to me that means more water is needed..you're not hydrated enough... I am also learning to stop eating after a certain hour.. some of us have posted about this to reduce the midnight travel to toilet to empty.. it is true.. if you stop eating  say at 6 or 7 or 8 pm.. u might get better sleep... I am trying by 8...pm to not eat anything.

also there are certain drinks that will help you go liquidy.... go right thru you...  which means liquid output... carnation instant breakfast.. the powder mix with milk?  whoa.  that will loosen you up...

always consult an ostomy nurse if you feel things arent right or could be better. 

others will chime in to help..  Warrior


Thank, you Warrior.  I am sure that I am well hydrated though.

 

BAW

Reply by Bill, on Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:04 am

Hello Baw. Thanks for sharing your concerns about the green output. I think that sometimes many of us have some concerns about what comes out of us through the stoma. However, for the most part, there is rarely anything to worry about and we adjust to the new situation remarkably quickly. Let's face it, when it came from the anus and plopped straight into the toilet, we didn't have a lot of oportuntiy to inspect, analyse or criticise the colour, or consistency, unless it caused us other problems besides. 

Whenever I have concerns, (about almosrt anything!) I'm a firm believer in trying to find a different perspective, and that usually comes in the form of a rhyme.

I must thank you for mentioning the colour 'green' - as I can now add this to the list in the rhyme below:

Best wishes

Bill

 

IN MY COLOUR-FULL RAG-TAG BAG.

Right from the start
I sensed there was art
in my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

I’ve so often said
the cherries stay red
in my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

And to my delight
all nuts stay white
in my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

There in my sack
the currants stay black
in my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

I tell you my fellow
the sweet corn stays yellow
in my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

Blueberries too
will keep their dark hue
in my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

Those carrots stand out
bright orange they shout
in my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

I perplex and frown
as I ponder the brown
in my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

A vortex soup of colours blend,
a pot of gold at rainbows end
in my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

Were I an artist like Matisse
I would paint a masterpiece
from my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

But I am just a simple poet
rhyming words is how I show it
from my colour-full rag-tag bag.

I use the rhythms and the rhymes
to tell of smell and raw enzymes
from my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

The subject matter won’t get worse
by placing it within a verse.
The ostomate as graduand
will be the one to understand
my colour-full rag-tag-bag.

                                       B. Withers 2011

You might see what I mean
when the colour turns green
in my colour-full rag-tag-bag.
                                      B.Withers 2020

 

 

Reply by ron in mich, on Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:22 am

Hi BAW have you ever eaten beets, it will scare you the first time as it comes out looking like blood, i,ve had my ileo. for 35yrs. and have seen all the colors like others have said, it sounds to me like bile and i,ve had that after a heavy meal like a thick hearty stew. If there,s no pain or nauseus feeling i wouldnt worry to much.

Reply by britathrt60, on Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:02 pm

Hi BAW  

I have an Ileostomy and sometimes my contents are green...and about the beets ..Whoaaa!! I love pickled beets but haven't eaten them for years ...scared  the hell out of me ..thought I was bleeding ...I always loved fish but avoid that too because I can't stand the fishy smell for the next couple of days after ..I think the oils in fish coat the inside of bag...Lol.  take care BAW we are here for ya..cheers 

Ange

Reply by looking forward, on Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:00 pm

hi try puttin an eye dropper of oil into your bag when changing it

Reply by britathrt60, on Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:51 pm
looking forward wrote:

hi try puttin an eye dropper of oil into your bag when changing it


Hi..what kind of oil?  What does it do?

Ange

Reply by newyorktorque, on Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:42 pm
Baw wrote:
newyorktorque wrote:

I have a loop ileo and I have seen nearly every color of the rainbow since I have had the stoma.  Does it hurt?  Is there a problem with the bag?  I'm one of those....'if it aint broke dont fix it' people.  We have a wound care / ostomy clinic downtown here.  Get a hold of an ostomy nurse if it bothers you that much.

 


It doesn't hurt and has happened with different brands of bags.  By the way,  what is a LOOP iliiostomy!

 

BAW


Hey BAW.  Others may be able to explain the medical difference better than I can...Similar to a colostomy I have a stoma as well but it has two holes instead of one.  The hole on MY left is the output hole.  The other hole (closer to the center of my stoma) is just there.  It doesnt do anything (although once I had white discharge come out of it just like we sometimes have coming out of our butt.  For the most part that hole is dormant.  The other diff is my output is liquid so I dont have to deal with pancaking nor odor.  Ileo's have a stricter diet, although I'm lucky I can eat anything without blockages.  I've decided to take a more conservative approach to food only because I have heard the horror stories from others and I do not want to be a part of those statistics.

Reply by lovely, on Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:04 pm
britathrt60 wrote:
looking forward wrote:

hi try puttin an eye dropper of oil into your bag when changing it


Hi..what kind of oil?  What does it do?

Ange

 

 

Hi Ange I use baby oil it helps your thick output to slide down to the bottom of your bag.



Reply by britathrt60, on Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:35 pm
lovely wrote:
britathrt60 wrote:
looking forward wrote:

hi try puttin an eye dropper of oil into your bag when changing it


Hi..what kind of oil?  What does it do?

Ange

 

 

Hi Ange I use baby oil it helps your thick output to slide down to the bottom of your bag.




I have liquid output with ileostomy BAW  ☺ thanks for replying .

Cheers

Ange 

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