Gas coming from the wrong end!

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Ladysundance
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   Posted 7/20/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a Colostomy done on June 11,20010 due to Perforated Diverticulitis. For the last few days now, I feel like I have the urge to poop, and can feel something going on down there! I have actually passed gas about 5 times now, and can feel it working, like it wants to come out at times! Is this normal? I have not had that Mucus yet, that everyone talks about

NewShinyCD
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   Posted 7/20/2010 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm assuming that you have a j-pouch that is waiting to be reconnected. If this is the case then, for me at least, it was normal. I've passed gas from the j-pouch even though it hasn't been connected yet.
Odd question, but when you wipe do you not see any watery stuff on the toilet paper? If you do that should be mucus, although it might not look like the stuff you blow out of your nose, lol.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Step two of Jpouch surgery - 9/?/2010


Ladysundance
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   Posted 7/20/2010 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I dont know what its called! Its reversable and I hand a pouch from the stoma site. I have alot of gas that goes in the pouch, but Im having the urge from my butt. I can feel it working all the time, like its bui8lding up for a good one,waiting to escape and sometimes it does! Hmmm I never feel anything wet by my butt.... but, I was looking for snot! They should have explained "Mucus" lol

NewShinyCD
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   Posted 7/20/2010 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea if you have a loop ileo, then the part that leads down to your j-pouch still works. Some times stool will get into the j-pouch or gas. The mucus for me is either clear or very light yellow.
At first I was having lots of gas, stool, and blood coming out of the j-pouch, now it is just mucus which can happen 3-4 times a day or none at all.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Step two of Jpouch surgery - 9/?/2010


suebear
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   Posted 7/20/2010 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
You don't have a jpouch but you do have a diverting colostomy and the concept is still the same. As food travels through your colon some of it is going out to your bag, the rest is diverting down through your colon. So yes, it's normal to have gas, feces, and mucus exit through your anus. No need to be concerned. Also, don't panic if you see light blood. This is just a sign of healthy tissue.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


Ladysundance
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   Posted 7/20/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
OK, My husband said... I am not connected, its detoured right to the bag on my left side of my belly button. When my Nurse comes, Ill find out the correct Lingo so no one will be confused! Thanks for your help!

NewBag
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   Posted 7/20/2010 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I too had a diverting colostomy due to diverticulosis for nine weeks last Fall.

Yes, you will still occasionally pass gas out the back. Scared me but the nurse said it was normal. 'Didn't get into much of the why's and wherefore's but other than the cleansing prep doesn't completely clear out every last bit. So there is stuff from pre-surgery still in there to generate gas.

In fact, while prepping for the reversal and take down, an enema produced a surprising amount of solid material that I thought couldn't still be in there.


Anyway, I obviously lived to talk about it!

NewBag
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   Posted 7/20/2010 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
P.S. What did I do wrong with the emoticon. I wanted a smile.
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