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sweet cheeks
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   Posted 7/18/2008 2:31 AM (GMT -7)   
can anyone tell me if it is normal to pass motion even though i have an ileostomy it is as if i didnt have a bag bit concerned whether this is normal please give advise had the ileostomy for 9 months now because of a perferated bowel or am i just being silly. sweetcheeks. confused

Shaz032
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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm betting you have a loop ileostomy - a form of temporary ileostomy. With this type of ileostomy you will have two openings - the main stoma, connected to your upper digestive tract, which expels stool and a smaller one called a mucous fistula which is connected to your rectum (you may not even be able to see it). Since both stomas are housed in the same bag it is possible for some stool from the bag to enter the mucous fistula and pass via your rectum and anus as 'normal' stool. It's nothing to be worried about but scary if you're not told it can happen.

Good luck :)
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Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/18/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
sweet cheeks-I am pretty sure I just posted this somewhere, but I cannot remember what thred...My ColoRectal Surgeon put 3-4 stiches in the lower loop and that keeps the "overflow" from from going into the lower intestine and causing a bowel movement.  I am not sure if all doctors do that (oh, it may have to be repeated since they can fall out) but mine is at the Cleveland Clinic...

sweet cheeks
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   Posted 7/19/2008 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the advice it was very helpful i was told that my stoma is temporary they said six months to a year and it has been almost ten months now could that mean my bowel has started to repair itself after all this time. thanks sweetcheeks.

Shaz032
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   Posted 7/19/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Some people have 'temporary' stomas for years. Your stoma sounds as though it's working perfectly fine :)
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
 
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sweet cheeks
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   Posted 7/19/2008 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks Forum Moderator, that was great helpful advice. :-)
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