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   Posted 1/5/2011 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having dark output when I empty my bag. It is either black or a dark reddish brown. It is not watery. When I changed my bag yesterday my stoma was bleeding at the bottom and in the middle. It took me several minutes to get it to stop coming out of the bottom so I could put a new ring and wafer on. Could this be causing the dark output. Should I be worried. This is the first time I have noticed my stoma bleeding this much.

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   Posted 1/5/2011 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
stomas can bleed a lot, even the tiniest little bump can set them off, might have been peggy that got hers with her fingernail during a change and it bleed for like an hour.
what have you eaten?
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 1/5/2011 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had some fiber a few days this week that I worried about. Whole Grain Bread. I try to avoid it mostly but I thought I would try it. It could have irritated my intestines I guess.
35 year old female, one 14year old son
diagnosed with UC in 1995 age 20 (was pregnant with son)
Removed most of Colon on Nov. 1, 2010. Have Ileostomy.
Getting used to being somewhat normal.

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   Posted 1/6/2011 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I doubt the bread irritated your gut so much that you are having intestinal bleeding from it. I eat it all the time, with no problems.

Try to think of dark things you ate or drank. Like chocolate-that really makes my output dark.
29y. married with one beautiful daughter born 11/20/07
-2002 dx with severe pancolitis u/c; 12/19/08 had total colectomy; 12/25/08 emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
Feeling Fabulous Now with my ileostomy!!!!!
Pregnant with second baby due 5/26/11

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   Posted 1/6/2011 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
As I have found out through the forum, coffee makes a very black output, are you a coffee drinker?
Crohns since 1984
Three resections then colostomy in 1988
Another resection in 1992
Crohns came back after eighteen years with a fury in Feb. 2010
End result was a ileo Oct. 31

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   Posted 1/6/2011 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
     coffee gives me a dark output too, but if the bleeding continues I would definitely have it checked out.
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