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Excessive mucus from stoma

Posted by Ms. Lady, on Sat May 10, 2014 4:07 pm

Have just started having lots of mucus coming out of stoma. Had surgery 5 mos ago and this just started a week ago. Lots of stomach noises, pain and mucus. Has Anyone had this problem would appreciate any info.

Reply by dragon2, on Sun May 11, 2014 7:02 am

We i mean my son has an ileostomy who 10 and me the mum,,we were told the large intestine break down all the waterand that why the small intestine can have mucus build but but they also told me that the mucus is a sign of a blockage which  is sore like you are describing,,,i would see you dr straight away,,dont wait for it to get worst, they told us to watch for sign like you have sorry


Reply by Ms. Lady, on Mon May 12, 2014 12:21 pm

dragon2 sure appreciate the information

Reply by Cornet, on Mon May 19, 2014 11:39 am

Hi Ms Lady, I've had my urostomy now for 3 years and find the presence of mucus a real problem re adhesives.  Have yet to determine what constitutes an excess.  My specialists tells me I could reduce it by having less milk products.  I now use a two piece bag and remove the bag to wash off the mucus morning and night.

Reply by Ms. Lady, on Mon May 19, 2014 3:37 pm

Thank you Cornet. I am now removing the bag several times daily and cleaning the mucus off. A real nuisiance to deal with. Guess I am just letting it bug me along with all the other things i am trying to adjust to. I am lactose intolerant so don't consume milk.

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