There really should be no reason for blood and tissue from his colostomy regardless of whether he's wearing a bag or a stoma cap (if it's a stoma plug nothing can get through anyway)- anything from his colostomy will go into the bag (there should be no blood at all unless he's managed to knock it suddenly and then the bleeding stops pretty quickly anyway - the colostomy is made out of the same tissue as the inside of your mouth and you know how easily that bleeds... and stops bleeding). If he still has his rectum and anus, there might be mucous from that area (there shouldn't be blood unless he has active disease in his rectum), but usually it takes the person to really push it out to expel it (like a bowel movement type push) so I wouldn't have thought it would be from there.
I agree with the others. You need to talk to him esp if you're considering having a baby together. I would hope there will be no children until both of you can talk honestly and
openly to each other about
anything and everything (and that includes his colostomy and the reasons for it) otherwise you will be off to a bad start to what could otherwise, be a wonderful relationship.
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
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Post Edited (Shaz032) : 10/3/2008 5:16:15 AM (GMT-6)