So, today my stomach was hurting pretty bad. It felt like i had to go #2 really bad ..i mean i had that feeling in my Rectum like i was gonna poop, like i had to poop! 😳..but, that's impossible right? ..i was like Screw it and sat on the pot ..seriously, stuff started coming out Not a ton but not a little but either it was black and had a weird odor to it..when i finished i felt much better ... WTF? Is going on ..please ...i am sitting here debating on trying to call the Dr. or something ..but i feel fine .🤷🏾♂️
In your post you do not specify when you had your stoma. Your symptoms seem typical of the healing process after a relatively new operation. Where the rectum is healing and the blood and mucus have been accumulating in the anal sack, it eventually comes out as you described. After the 'black-stuff', I had many months of discharge of old accumulated mucus which was all sorts of colours and smells. Eventually, I overcame the pain of this by anal irrigation (which I would not recommend to anyone without consulting a medic first). Once the programme of anal irrigation was complete, I ended up with a manageable amount of regular discharge of clear non-smelling mucus. This has never ceased and is simply now an ongoing part of my management programme.
If in doubt - consult the medics! (preferably a knowlegeable stoma nurse)
I agree with Bill: What's going on is either part of "your new normal" or it is something to be addressed by your surgeon and/or GI doc.
It can't hurt to see your physician who can check under your hood and determine if something is wrong...or can tell you that all is okay, and ease your mind.
I had my end ileostomy with proctocolectomy in August 2017. Afterwards, I also had a good deal of pressure created by a buildup of mucus. The anal discharge was either a light, opaque yellow or more clear. The only time it was different was when during the healing process of having my rectum removed the B-shaped, titanium capillary clips applied by my surgeon came off one or more capillaries and were expelled through the anus along with just a little RED blood and some of the previously mentioned discharge. Never was anything "black" or even dark-ish. (I had more discharge right after my surgery, and it did lessen over time. I think the 30+ titanium clips - that I know of - were physically irritating to the anal mucoid tisses, and the tissues created more mucus to help "flush out" the irritants. I compare it to getting pollen into the sinuses - mucus is created to help flush that irritant out, too.)
However, we're all different.
I hope you can find out what's going on to help reduce your concerns. And, please, let us know if you do!