green liquid stool ??

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kazygirl
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   Posted 4/17/2012 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
this morning when i was eating breakfast, my stoma was spewing green foamy stuff.
now it is 4pm and i've just eaten lunch and there is not much in the bag at all and i just had a look and its green and liquidy.

what does this mean?
it doesn't hurt at all.

shouldn't i have had breakfast come out already? and lunch from an hour or so ago?

and by green, i mean like grass green.

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 4/17/2012 2:55 AM (GMT -6)   
it's bile. nothing to worry about. the digestive systems produces bile all the time. it is usually mixed with the food, so you don't see it in particular, but sometimes when there's not much food, you can see just the bile. that's why it's important ileostomates drink lots, cuz we lose lots of fluids. the foam is probably cuz it's gasy.

kazygirl
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   Posted 4/17/2012 3:08 AM (GMT -6)   
ok cool. thanks for that. was getting worried

allbluezoo
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   Posted 4/17/2012 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Your ostomy is still fairly new, correct? For the first 4 or 5 weeks I had this almost grass-like output - sometimes thick (like spinach) sometimes thin and foamy. As your system gets used to the new plumbing things will settle down and you'll get into a "normal routine". You'll also learn what your body/new system can handle food wise - I carb'd out yesterday and had super thick output, I knew it was gonna happen so I had coffee and tea when I got home to push things through. No leaks or accidents - I finally feel like I am getting the hang of everything and I had my surgery on December 15.

suebear
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   Posted 4/17/2012 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
You may experience bile output now and then many years out. It is nothing to worry about and is not just a sign of a new ostomy. I'm 11 years post surgery and still have bile moments. It's normal.

Sue
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2001- opted for j-pouch surgery

allbluezoo
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   Posted 4/17/2012 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe I wasn't clear - I wasn't indicating that her output was or was not bile, just commenting on what my output was like post op. Sorry for any confusion.

ByeByeUC
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   Posted 4/17/2012 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, remember the green poo freaked me out the first time i saw it in the bag too. If you really want to have some fun, have some chocolate chip mint ice cream. Then you will have the neon green poop! ;)
Marianne

DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC!!! Very happy with my results of this surgery-got my life back! :)

allbluezoo
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   Posted 4/17/2012 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was still in the hospital and I was using those "hospital bags" my mom and I used to play "what did I eat" by what my output looked like. Disgusting and hilarious all at the same time!

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 4/18/2012 4:55 AM (GMT -6)   
lol Marianne and all blue :D
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

esoR
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   Posted 4/18/2012 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Raspberry sherbet used to make neon green poo for me when my ileo was new. Now 4 years out my stoma is closing up and I may have to get a re-do, oh lordy. So not eating much for sure. Prune juice so far has worked and worked and worked. It's like it multiplies. Loved my ileo as long as it worked. Gotta get it working again. Enjoy the what did I eat guessing game. A working ostomy is a gift!

Rosemary

allbluezoo
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   Posted 4/18/2012 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
NascarRon - you solved my puzzling output!! I had blueberries the other day, not more than 5 maybe and had NEON bright green output!!
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