I sometimes have stool that is at just the wrong consistency.
Sometimes , if it's all the way at the top, and hard to encourage it to "drop", I use warm water, poured into the tail end, to coax the stool from the top of the pouch.
Other times when it's firmer and feels like I'm about to give birth out my stoma and the bag's gonna pop off, I take a bit of milk of magnesia to loosen the stool. since I have crohn's i usually only have this problem when I'm taking lots of pein meds.
Those lubricants never seemed to work for me. And I don't like 2 pc appliances so I cannot empty from the top.. if you are at home when you bm I strongly suggest the warm water trick :) gets the pouch squeaky clean too.
33 years old, dx with Crohn's in 1998. Currently on :
Clofazimine 100mg daily,
Rifampin 600mg daily, and Clarithromycin 2 tabs daily
and Cipralex 10mg/day for anxiety.
Hydroxyzine, percocet, Ativan as needed.
5g pharmaceutical grade Omega 3's, 1000IU's Vitamin D3 daily
2 Perianal fistulas, and 1 more suspected. Crohn's only at end of colon, cecum. Remi, Asacol, Salofalk, Imuran, Humira did nada. Built immunity to long-term Cipro use, which also induced panic attacks.