Welcome to Healing WEll, Folk Music Man! I'm sorry that you are dealing with lingering problems after your reconnection. This sounds more like a problem connected to having your rectum removed. We have another forum here that has members that have had ostomies and ostomy reversals. I think they will be more likely to have experience with your type of situation. Please pose your question there in hopes that you get a larger response: Ostomy Forum
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