I am one month post-op for a rectum removal for colon cancer, and having trouble with my ileostomy going days with no output.
Painful bloating and belly distention, no fun!
Out of desperation, my surgeon tried a catheter for my stoma, which released all of that pressure within 10 minutes! Problem is, I believe it's getting clogged periodically. Has anyone tried irrigating their ileostomy, with or without a catheter? If so, any special water or tips you used?
I was thinking of just squirting a little warm water into the catheter, to see if it breaks free any clog and allows flow to continue.