It has been almost a year after my second surgery and I have started to pass odd mucas material through my anus. This is like thick putty, slightly pinkish. It makes me feel like I need to move my bowels but my large intestine was removed because it died in less than 24 hours. I have never had this before. It has a very bad odor but it is not hard material, rather more soft. Since this started yesterday, I have felt somewhat odd. I have had some nausea, felt weak and this material irritates the area around my bottom. Has anyone had this happen to them?? What did you do and how do you tell the difference between normal discharge and a possible infection??
I had a j pouch and this last yr i asked the dr to put my 3rd illy back on me so i could at least enjoy the rest of my life . i was told they couldn't get all the pouch out of me cause i had so much scare tissue.. the dr told me i will always have a discharge from my butt hole i don' like it but at least i can eat again .
They leave lots of things just floating in the space they remove body parts from and they tend to want to come out eventually! Fat cells, odd clips of intestines etc.
I would certainly ask my Doctor though.
Freedance, you're going through so much, mentally and physically, get help. Call your Doc ASAP and find out what's going on. It may be just nature's way of clean up, then it may not. The odor is the most telling. Fresh tissue doesn't stink, but dead tissue does, get to your Doc, have him run tests and FIND OUT. This is just one more thing to upset you and interfere with your recovery. Or not. Find out. dls
I did contact my Osteo nurse yesterday. He said that it is a normal process. He said not to worry unless I have a fever and feel pretty ill. He said that the part of the rectum that was left still thinks it is hooked up and produces mucus. He said if it becomes red streaked or pus filled, then see the gastro doc right away. I see my doc in March so I plan to discuss it with her then or sooner if it continues. So far, it still falls in with what I've read up on and what the nurse described. Thank you! I will update when I know more.
Freedancer,I have had the same problem, I had heard that this is a normal thing I have a Colostomy and a few months ago I had a discharge from my Anis, at first it was just flesh colored, then it turned red as bloody. I went to the emergency room and was admitted to the hospital. after 11 days a rectal exam and a colonososcopy My GI Doc said he could not see well enough where the bleeding was coming from and did find some old blood. he found a couple of polps and removed them for biopsy I did then have some bleeding into my pouch. within 2 days all bleeding had stopped and I was sent home. a month later I had another discharge this time a little dark and that was the last time. My GI Dr said it is something I would have to live with or if it caused any problems I may have to have a reversal. So I guess I am not going to fret and worry and time will tell. I was at that time on a blood thinner Warfrin and my GI Dr said that may have caused an irritation that caused me to bleed. .So I say when in doubt or worry see your GI Doctor
its been a year now since my colostomy and i have alot of anal discharge.i can barely go anywhere without a watery discharge happening.I have to always sit to pee now because i always have a mucus white balls looking discharge or blood.i feel fine but its just a nuisance.
Had the same! Couldn’t go in public! Eventually went away!
I have had this for 5 months now two years after
Clostomy. Very common. It's called; diversion proctitis.
Just like one of you said its caused from lack of use in rectom.
Reversal gets rid of it. Or with time it will go away.
That's what colorectal surgeon said.