Two months ago I had a TI resection laproscopically. One week later it let go and got infected--they had to open me up and do a temporary ileostomy. I was in the hospital an additional 20 days.
Because my colon was too short it had to be anchored with a rubber tube that comes through the skin and just hangs. Initially there was a bag but nothing was coming out. Sometimes black stinky material comes out the skin surface such that I have to change the dressing twice a day and the skin is sore around the tube. The Dr. says it's mucus.
Anyhow, here's my question: I haven't passed anything out my rectum since the surgery although I sometimes feel a vague urge, but I'm afraid to try. (My abdomen is still sore.) Does anybody with an ostomy ever pass anything out their rectum?