I'm about 5 months post surgery with a temp Ileostomy. I've noticed my mucus output over the last months range from none for a few days to multiple times a day.
Has anyone learned the connection between mucus formation and let's say, food and drink habits? Or any reason?
After a few nights in a row of enjoying some alcoholic drinks (that typically lead to a hangover), I'll typically see an increase of mucus output. No urgency or anything, just that build up of pressure until released. It's more annoying than anything. Sometimes 3-5 times in a day
When I don't drink, eat better, and exercise, it appears I can go days or even more than a week without needing to pass mucus.
I'm just trying to figure it all out. My Ileostomy and my rectum are completely separate so I'm just wondering how one May impact the other without being attached. I know the body does some weird shit, so just curious if anyone has any knowledge on this.