Hi Marie. I assume you mean when I have my pouch off for a change or shower, do I get a rectal discharge? My answer is no. However, since my January 3 colostomy, I've been wondering when and if I'd get that occasional plug of mucus that I was told may occasionally discharge from my rectum. I got pressure in my rectum just last week and a bit of a push on the potty brought forth a small plug of mucus. That's all that I've got going on back there.
Hi Marie, I too have an ileostomy from a failed J-pouch that was unable to be removed. Yes, I do occasionally (once or twice every couple of weeks) have some discharge from my backside. My doctors have told me that this is normal because my body does continue to produce mucus in the intestine, in this case, the constructed J-pouch. Sometimes it's a very modest amount and sometimes more. I have noticed that at times it may look a little blood-tinged, but again, I have been told that it is completely normal. However, if you are having very bloody discharge and pain, then I would think your doctor would want to know this. I hope this helps.
I have rectal discharge all the time. Sometimes several times a day because my output comes in small amounts several times a day. I never knew or thought about the rectum producing mucus to help have a movement until I had my colostomy. I found out about it on this site.