Excessive Mucous

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Anniegetyour gun
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   Posted 3/24/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Is there a remedy to stop excessive mucous (slimy jelly like substance) excreting from bottom once a colostomy has been performed.  Active Crohns and excretion not usually so bad - but seems to be excessive now.  Very irritating to the skin.  Taking Flagyl, Cipro and Imuran.

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   Posted 3/24/2009 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I think the only remedy (assuming the meds are failing you) is to remove the rectum and anus.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/25/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
meds worked a while for me, but then one day they just stopped and the mucous just kept coming!...are you keeping the detached colon/rectum for a reattachment?

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   Posted 3/25/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
My rectum is out and I still get mucous. It is normal but can be annoying with the irritation. I wipe with preperation H wipes because it's medicated and also apply calmoseptine lotion on it. It will help.
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Bowl resection/Stoma repair June '08
6ft. intestine left
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"

Anniegetyour gun
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   Posted 3/26/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for all the responses.
There is still a large open wound from the last fistula/abcess scraping/operation and is so large and deep it has to be cleaned and treated by a wound specialist everyday.  She has just advised that she has never seen so much mucous being produced before.  Taking Imuran and Waiting to start (Remicade - Revellex) which will hopefully clear it up then.
Concerned and loving Mom

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