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Posted by geordie casper, on Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:42 pm
hi some1 must be to give me some advice, i had my operation september 2010, i get phantom poo pains on a daily basis but the last couple of weeks i felt more severe cramps and pain.  usually just mucus would weep from my bottom but now it seems its actual poo in my passage, i have tried to strain but the pain worsens and gets un-bearable and bleeds, has any1 had this problem? if so what did you do?,,,,

awaiting any advice
thanks in advance

geordie casper
Reply by Bill, on Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:32 am
Hello geordie casper.
I had a lot of this type of stuff for about 9 months after the operation. Sometimes the stuff was clearly blood and other times there were lumps which looked like poo but were probably congealed blood. I used to irrigate the anus because that's what I was doing prior to the op. Now I just get excessive mucus which doesn't bother me so much as the pain. (which, in my case, I am guessing is a prolapse- which is also what was there before).
I did speak to the ostomy nurse about it and looked at the options but none of them sounded satisfactory so I'm still putting up with what I've got.
I think you should speak to someone who knows (or can ascertain) what the problem is so that you can make informed choices as to what to do about it.
Best wishes
Reply by Primeboy, on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:42 am
I found this report whick provides information on primarily one element of rectal discharge, excessive mucus, but sheds some light on related problems. I hope it helps.   PB
Reply by Bill, on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:25 am
Thanks PB - this will be a very useful, striaghtforward article for those people who need to understand this subject (like my wife!)
Best wishes
Reply by djcwiley, on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:29 pm
My rectal prolapse continued to worsen over the years and the mucus and pain became difficult to manage on a daily basis so finally they did another colonoscopy and my colon was completely filled with mucus.  They took the damn thing out and it changed my life.  I seriously would consider getting tested again. They tried so many other options but nothing worked.

Reply by groom4u, on Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:16 pm
When I had my first surgery they left 6 inches off my colon, and my rectum hopefully to be reconnected during that time I got pain in my rectum along with mucus, after the rest of my colon got diseased and had to b removed they also removed my rectum no more pain no more mucus with an ileostomy no reason to have a rectum. That's my experience I've had my ostomy since 1993 and life is good! If you still have your rectum it will produce mucus and for me pain well hope this helps take care.
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Reply by Past Member, on Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:20 pm
Hello...mountain mermaid; My colostomy operation was Sep 11/2013. I too hope to have it reversed within the next 6 months. Of course my ostomy is tied into the large intestine vs the small. Still, I deal with a "Bowel Bag" everyday. My stoma is somewhat indented and laying on its side. I use a Eakin ring to give me a good seal and to date have not had any problems. Eakin rings can be cut and doubled if necessary to give you a custom fit. A stoma nurse can help you find the best appliance and fit for you and your life style. Stoma powder is used prior to applying the appliance to draw water away from the area. In Canada Stoma powder is sold in drug stores that carry Ostomy supplies. No prescription is needed. I too was very depressed and still am to a point. I keep thinking to myself that without this bag I would be dead. As well I feel physically better and can do all the things I did before I got sick. Really, having my life back instead of morphine and a couch keeps me moving forward. I guess I am asking you to think of the alternative and how lucky you really are. Time to start living of luck...  

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