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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 2/4/2005 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
Is it normal to still feel like going to the loo thru the anus.  I have an ileostomy and that was done in Oct 2004.

Kathy from England
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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 2/8/2005 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
If your rectum was removed, you may experience
phantom pain; that is, a sensation
of wanting to have a bowel movement
through the rectum. This sensation is similar
to the feeling amputees have after losing
a limb. The feeling occurs because the
nerves remain intact and still interpret
messages from the missing part. This feeling
tends to decrease over time.
If the rectum remains intact, you may still
experience the urge to move your bowels.
You can sit on the commode, and you may
pass mucus. If the anal sphincter muscles
are weak, mucus may leak out. A thin protective
pad may be worn to protect your

New Member

Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 2/8/2005 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   



Thank you for your reply.  No I have not had my rectum removed, so I suppose it will be ok that I feel like this. I have on ocassions passed mucus, but still feel like going and nothing happens, just s feeling of wanting to poop. Thank you so much for the information.



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Date Joined Nov 2003
Total Posts : 435
   Posted 2/10/2005 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Rop,..I am having the same problem,..strong urgencies during the day. I have about 1 inch of a rectum. Its been over a month since my surgery and the urgencies have calmed down some,but not what I am looking for yet.
31 year old male Debary Florida U.S.A
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 1999
Had first step  J-pouch procedure Jan 4 /2005
Joke :   When I was sick with UC, my Dr. told me to avoid any unnecessary stress,..
                                      so I never opened any of his bills.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 1161
   Posted 2/11/2005 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys!
I had surgery in November of 04, and i have my 3-month check next wed, the 15th. I have had STRONG urgency, especially in the beginning, and i did actually lose it in my pants twice, but the surgeon was actually pleased. He said the more mucous you pass teh better, and the feeling of having to go is good, since it reflects the health of the pouch and the strength of your muscles, and means you will be continent at reconnection!!! so take hope. I actually do pass more than mucous out my anus, apparently every once in a while some stuff can get past your ostomy and go right on through when you are awaiting doesnt hurt, but when i do pass, it looks like what has come out my bag...quite interesting. Anyway, the feeling to poop stinks right, but i dont have pain anymore, and i can pretty much pass mucous/stool on command these days...about 6-8 times per day! Whew!!!
Currently taking ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
Current weight loss-40 lbs!!!!!
It will always get better...always

New Member

Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 2/16/2005 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for that, now I know that it is ok to feel and actually go thru the rectum.  Thanks Eileen for the advise, I do feel alot better now.  I am going for my check up and pre reconnection advice on 22nd.  I am glad you feel good. Keep being so positive and helpful.


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