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Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:00 am

Hi I have had my stoma for 6 years now. When I first had my stoma opp I had small amount of bowel movements and still sometimes get the feeling that I need to sit on the toilet but nothing happens. I had this feeling today and two small amounts of something came out. Is this anything anyone else has had?

Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:30 am

Hi Cinder,

  Depending on what's left of your colon (if you have an ileo) and rectum.....they still create a mucosa even when not in use.  Some of that can be reabsorbed, but usually it accumulates and you get the urge to go at some point.  I know the first couple of times I had that urge I was like WTF? because it feels as if you're actually passing stool.  So unless you see something solid (which hopefully you never will), I think what you are describing is perfectly normal. 

regards,

bob 

Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:00 pm

Hi Cinderella, I had the same experience I kept feeling like something was up in me. I put on some gloves with a little oil felt up in there and felt something hard. I finally had to help it out and although that has not happened again I do pass muscus all the time. The rectum still produces muscus like it did before. Hope this helps. Stay safe

Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:19 pm
lovely wrote:

Hi Cinderella, I had the same experience I kept feeling like something was up in me. I put on some gloves with a little oil felt up in there and felt something hard. I finally had to help it out and although that has not happened again I do pass muscus all the time. The rectum still produces muscus like it did before. Hope this helps. Stay safe

So Lovely.........any chance it was a diamond or pearl???  Hey, ya never know.............

;0)

 

bob

Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:45 pm
w30bob wrote:

So Lovely.........any chance it was a diamond or pearl???  Hey, ya never know.............

;0)

 

bob

 

Don't I wish.  Maybe I could have swallow one as a baby could be why I have such a problem LOL



Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:21 pm

Same here!

Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:04 pm

Hey Cinderella I had a mucous discharge today as well.  Yes sometimes it feels like you gotta go and nothing comes out.  I typically have a discharge every couple of months, but we are all different.  

Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:20 pm

Hi Cinderella

i have an ileostomy and get this feeling every few weeks!  My surgeon told me it was a mucus build up and recommended I use a pessary!  I find after using it I pass the mucus wi5hout any trouble or discomfort!  Hope this helps, take care!

 

 

Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:28 pm

This happened to me a week ago and it was very very painful so I contacted my surgeon and he was very nonchalant about it😢...I had my Ileostomy surgery 6/16/20 so I'm still learning and freaking out about all the abnormal spouts🙈😳.

How are you doing now?

Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:31 am
Squeaky52 wrote:

This happened to me a week ago and it was very very painful so I contacted my surgeon and he was very nonchalant about it😢...I had my Ileostomy surgery 6/16/20 so I'm still learning and freaking out about all the abnormal spouts🙈😳.

How are you doing now?


Hi I have had it a few times since but I spoke to my stoma nurse and she said it's normal and nothing to worry about. Hope you're well x

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