Hi, I can't see any other questions here relating to mine so just want to ask my own. I just wondered if anyone else suffers from a VERY active stoma?
I am 32 years old and have had an ileostomy since 2005, which has always been a bit active. I am generally quite a nervous person, which I am guessing makes it worse anyway, but I have had a bit of a stressful time the last couple of years and am getting a bit worried about just how active it has been. I eat very healthy, so I have always had quite a loose output and a lot of activity.
In the last few months or so, I have had a pretty horrendous blockage (I've had a few before which I have managed to sort out, but this time I was hospitalized), a consistently loose output, and a few episodes of pain-ish feelings in my gut (mainly due to worry, I think).
Last night, I had what was probably a very healthy dinner of homemade veggie burgers and salad and was woken in the night with a bag full of air and ...well ...pretty much foam(!?) and then the same again this morning. Stoma has also been embarrassingly active and noisy in my lovely quiet office this morning!
I am just a bit worried about the effect my recent stress has had on my bowel and would be interested to hear from anyone who suffers the same or indeed has had an ileostomy and (god forbid!) has had their IBD return - which I am getting kinda worried about :/
Also, the foam thing!! ..has anyone else experienced this under normal circumstances?