Couple of months since my end ileostomy surgery and little blood in mucous discharge normal?

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ucfree
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   Posted 10/18/2010 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

I've been having a lot of mucous discharge and it doesn't seem to be getting any less ... I know it's supposed to get less and less as time goes by ...
However, I've noticed that I have some blood in my mucous discharge sometimes. Also, it seems to happen when I feel extremely tired for some reason (don't know if they're connected). It's almost so light .. looks pink.

I had suffered from severe pouchitis with my JPouch before the end ileostomy ... could this be the remains of that?

Jus wanted to ask you guys and gals before I bugged my doc :)

Thanks!

answers4me2
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   Posted 10/19/2010 4:21 AM (GMT -6)   
cfree, is this from your anus when you release rectal mucous? I think it may be normal, but I would call your doctor to be on the safe side. Just curious, how often do you need to release the rectal mucous and how much at one time? I can't seem to get my rectal mucous out.
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2006-sacralcolopopexy
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy
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ucfree
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   Posted 10/19/2010 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Yup ... rectal discharge. I seem to have to empty almost everytime I empty my bag. Also, it's quite a bit, can't quantify it tho :)

suebear
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   Posted 10/19/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Totally normal and is the sign of healthy tissue. It may or may not decrease with time.

Sue

ucfree
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   Posted 10/19/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks suebear ... but is the slight bleeding normal? Very little ... pinkish ....

suebear
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   Posted 10/19/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, the bleeding is normal too!

Sue

answers4me2
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   Posted 10/19/2010 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor told me that mild bleeding is normal due to the disuse of it. I tried glycerin suppositories and my rectum bled pretty bad. I then tried a salt water enema...OUCH...big mistake. I must not produce much mucous or it is stuck inside somewhere. GROSS
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2006-sacralcolopopexy
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy
Take-Down-TBA
 


polishdan
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   Posted 10/20/2010 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
At first I had plenty of pinkish mucous discharge. I managed to collect it and put it in a jar to take to my surgeon. He took one look, dropped it in the trash basket and said "thank you for sharing that with me". The look on his face was pretty funny. He said it was normal and would gradually stop. Almost three years since surgery and no discharge for two or three months now.

Dan

ucfree
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   Posted 10/20/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
How the heck did you collect it !! :)
I think my surgeon would walk out on me if I did something like that .... good thing he's a good friend LOL!!!

Thanks for the responses everyone.

polishdan
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   Posted 10/20/2010 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
ucfree

You really don't want to know

Dan
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