Ileostomy and still having mucus from rectum

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QueenGina
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   Posted 1/6/2012 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, I am looking for some help or advice, my husband had his colon removed a year ago. Since then he has had a double hernia, blockages, and had to move his Ileostomy site. He has his rectum closed but left his anus in tact. But he has not stopped having mucus from his anus still. Not sure this is normal.
And he has had many open wounds around his Ileostomy. He just got off another round of antibotics and another wound popped up. What can we do to help this situation? anyone please..
Thank you

Shaz032
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   Posted 1/6/2012 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
It's completely normal, it shows it's still doing it's job. When he was 'bowel intact' it would produce mucous to help move stool along. Now there's nothing to help move along but it will result in mucous occasionally.
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   Posted 1/6/2012 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
QueenGina said...
Hi everyone, I am looking for some help or advice, my husband had his colon removed a year ago. Since then he has had a double hernia, blockages, and had to move his Ileostomy site. He has his rectum closed but left his anus in tact. But he has not stopped having mucus from his anus still. Not sure this is normal. And he has had many open wounds around his Ileostomy. He just got off another round of antibotics and another wound popped up. What can we do to help this situation? anyone please..
Thank you


Since I'm contemplating surgery in the future do you know, by any chance, why he has all those complications? The operation wasn't done successfully? Were there other issues?

QueenGina
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   Posted 1/7/2012 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I think it was a success because he lived and I almost lost him 2 times. This won't kill him but I kinda would like to know why all this keeps going on. He started with ulcerative colitis. He didn't know he had it. He just kept working through the pain and constant having to be in the bathroom for a month. the bleeding began and extreme weght loss.

When he turned yellow finally I rused him to the Er. they left him lay in the hsopital doing nothing for 8 days. Soon as he got out within 24 hours I rushed him back again where he almost died without the emergency operation to remove his colon.
There was no blood supply going to his colon and it was dead.

The hernia's he suffered was I think due to teh fact he is a real he-man and soon as he started feeling even a slight bit better, he began lifting heavy things. And that might have done it.

this operation you are about to have, expect to feel like hell for a few weeks. Get a good pillow to hold onscoss your tummy, and if you can. when your dr has you in revovery, see if he can put "the wrap belt" around you as soon as possible. My husband said it made all teh difference in the world having that belt on and holding your stomach tight in place. It was a GOD SEND.

He is glad he had it done and no more pain. Iam not sure about the Dr that did all the work. I feel my husband should have went someplace else. Like OSU or Cleveland Clinic. Not a small hospital with a Dr no one ever heard of.
But it was an emergency and it was a general surgen. Not my suggestion. Use a COLON DR... Specialist ..

If you do get it done. best of luck to you. Your life will be better for it.
At first you will have some pride issues to overcome. I feel that was the hardest part for my husband. Even in personal moments. but there are so many new products now that I can reccomend, no one will ever know you have one if you don't tell them.

GOod luck and god Bless

Christine1946
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   Posted 1/7/2012 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
     Hi Gina!  I had a total colectomy with end ileostomy performed by the head of colorectal surgery at the Pa Hospital in Philly.  He also left the anus intact but removed the rectum and colon.  I often wondered why he didn't sew the anus closed as sooo many people in this forum with end ileos have had that done.  I questioned him on that and in his professional opinion there are more complications when the anus is sewn closed.  I somewhat have to agree because a month post surgery I developed a hematoma inside the anus.  He anuscoped me and was able to suction out the hematoma without having to remove any stitches.  This hurt like the dickens but I had no complications following the procedure which was done in his office shocked .  I was placed on antibiotics for a few weeks and went to him for a follow up visit and all was well.  I want to ease your mind about the mucus because my surgery was June 28,2010 and I still have mucus come out of the anus from time to time.  As a matter of fact I have some today!
     My surgeon trained at the Cleveland Clinic, has done numerous operations and I trust him completely.

polishdan
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   Posted 1/7/2012 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Gina
After 4 1/2 years I still have mucus output. My surgeon cautioned about lifting heavy objects. He said that 30% of ostomates come back with a hernia.

Dan

QueenGina
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   Posted 1/8/2012 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dan, I put my husband on this site since it is his body and he knows far more about it then I do. He finally found a support group that he can donate some of his supplies that he can no longer use. So many people are in need and there is not much help out there. This stuff costs the price of a small house.
 
I am sure he will be here and ask some advice from time to time. I can't thank all of you enough. I was glad to read that he is not the only one in this position. Thanks everyone
 
Gina
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