my husband had the ileostomy 8 years ago after a resection went wrong. it left his colon in place - one end is a mucous fistula just above the ileostomy. the bleeding is coming through the fistula and his back passage. plus a lot of discharge. his consultant is talking about a camera through his colon to see what's going on. He said that because the colon has just been left there for so many years, it is unhealthy but shouldn't be bleeding etc.
thanks for replying. i am searching the internet for an answer, but getting nowhere fast
we're in England. he went in for a straight forward resection and came out 6 months later - ileostomy, diabetic, mRSA , pneumonia, blood clot, shingles ........if they had said he was pregnant i wouldn't have been surprised! this site kept me going 8 years ago and i thank you for your advice and time. take care.