Does anyone else pass any mucus balls?

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G.T.McGahon
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/2/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone else pass mucus balls from their rectum? I do and it is very painful. I know this is fairly normal. I still have my rectum intact, but as you are aware the muscles are very weak and passing anything is pure agony. The 1st was a yr after the first surgery. They were half the size of a golf ball. Then no more for 6months. They seem to happen every 6 months then nothing until january when i passed a total of 8. I got suppositories and as yet not had to use them although i feel i might need them soon as my back is very sore. I was just wondering if this will continue all my life?
Diagnosed with slow transit bowel  in jan 1999, 1st illeostomy in August 2004.
Reversal in 4th February 2005.
Adhesions operation 24th February 2005.
Peritinitis operation 26th february 2005.
 
Hickman line inserted into main artery 6wks later,7wks after that contracted Scepticemeia.
 
 
 
 


dandbj13
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 5/3/2008 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I only have a temp ille. I do pass mucus from time to time. The other day, I passed something like alien rocks. The looked a little like garlic. I had plenty of blood on the tissue but not in the toilet. The pain was remarkable. I called the doctor on call and he didn't seem to be concerned about it at all. Then again, my doctor does not seem to be too concerned about any of my symptoms. Hope you find relief.

OhSal
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 5/3/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi GT....after I had my colostomy back in Oct. I started passing mucous, called my surgeon about it and he said to give myself a Fleet emema every couple of weeks.......Have done so but not that often now and haven't seen any mucous at all for a while. You might call your ostomy nurse or your surgeon and check with him/her.

 

OhSal


G.T.McGahon
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   Posted 5/3/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies. I knew i wouldnt be the only one. Im sorry for you dandbj,i know what it is like not having a doc who is concerned at all. Im lucky that my GP and Surgeons are never blase about any of my questions. All i can say is i wish they lived a day in our shoes and their opinions would change dramatically!!!!! Its not the fact i pass these mucus balls its the blooming pain along with it. Sorry im asking all these questions but im new to the forum. I have never spoken to anyone in the last 5yrs that has an illeostomy. cant seem to spk to anyone in the UK. i think being British (although im Scottish) we tend to be too polite to talk about anything to do with the TOILET area. Thanx again Dandbj and Ohsal
Diagnosed with slow transit bowel  in jan 1999, 1st illeostomy in August 2004.
Reversal in 4th February 2005.
Adhesions operation 24th February 2005.
Peritinitis operation 26th february 2005.
 
Hickman line inserted into main artery 6wks later,7wks after that contracted Scepticemeia.
 
 
 
 


flchurchlady
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 5/5/2008 3:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Grace,
I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this, but am glad you found a place where you can talk with other ostomates about these issues. Welcome! We talk toilet 24/7! :-)

I had my ileostomy for 8 months before having my rectum removed, and I would pass liquid mucus, but never a mucus ball. That does sound painful. sad I hope you find some answers that will bring you relief.

Take care,
Cecilia

P.S. - My sister is going to Scotland this summer to celebrate her 40th birthday. She is so excited!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Small Bowel Obstruction Surgery in '08, caused by adhesions.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


Indabag
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 5/5/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Grace:

Yes, every couple of months I pass something (not in the shape of a golf ball however-that sounds painful!). It first happened when I was in the hospital and the nurses were baffled on how it could happen, they kept telling me I wasn't hooked up. I thought something was wrong. It wasn't until I joined this forum that I learned it was a fairly common occurence (which was confirmed by the GI doc).

I was told that mine would continue as long as I had the ileo. I hope you can find a way to make the "passing" more comfortable.

Richard

 

 


Indabag
 
Ileostomy since August 2005.
As result of surgery (modified whipple) for necrotising pancreatitis. Removal of gallbladder, 2/3 of pancreas, resections of large and small intestines. Massive infection. 


Westcoast Joe
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 130
   Posted 5/8/2008 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have been passing liquid through my rear end. I just hard j-pouch surgery 3 weeks ago and currently waiting for the last phase. Just in the last two days I have had urgency ever hour. when I go , only a little comes out. Its clear and watery. IS THIS NORMAL? I never had chunks come out.

alrova
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 5/14/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
hi all, i had my colostomy take down february this year and i had lots of painful mucus, clear stool, etc. Is all coming together now but it is very painful, Doctor said is normal and it will take 1 to 6 months to be normal. I hope this helps
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Alberto
Colostomy Sep/2007
Take Down Feb/2008

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