So I've had this colostomy bag since I was 4 and I'm 20 now, and for the past 3/4 years, mucus has been a problem in the bottom. It seems to just mount up for months and then start putting a type of pressure and a type of burning feeling before it comes out. It's as if the mucus builds into a ball and decides it's time to release it. It smells pretty bad and affects me for a few weeks. Now I'm still in college, and when it does decide to come out when I'm in the building, it's like I'm on the toilet for hours because of the pain of not being able to stand. I've been told to take suppositories, but when you do take them, it seems to just last as long as it does once the pain disappears on its own. It just doesn't seem to go away.
Now I have heard about the bottom being sewed up and this just stops, but that means surgery, and now since I was 4, I had around 60 operations, so that's a line I don't find I want to cross going into an operation which may have its risks.
If anyone has any tips on this, please drop a message.
Kind regards - Stay safe