Lots of liquid coming out of rectum

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Disneynut66
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   Posted 3/5/2011 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that it is normal for small amounts of mucus/liquid to come out of the rectum between surgeries, but the last few days it has been a lot. It is cloudy white and liquid. It is at least 1/2 cup every time I empty my bag. Should I be concerned?

I feel great. Just wanted to know if this was ok or if I should call the surgeon.

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   Posted 3/5/2011 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
You can call just to ease your mind...but unfortunately, you will get the on call Fellow/Resident, on a Saturday night.

Are you running a fever? If it were me, and I wasn't running one and felt great otherwise, I'd call on Monday morning. BUT if you aren't felling well or start a fever...CALL!

I did have a lot of 'stuff' come out early on but, for me, it did get better over time.
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

Disneynut66
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   Posted 3/5/2011 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
It has been almost 8 weeks....no fever, no cramping when it comes out, output in ostomy normal. Just a lot of stuff coming out the rectum. It's not bloody or brown or anything so I won't worry, especially because I feel so good.

Thanks for answering so quickly. Anyone else? I will call Monday if nobody else chimes in.
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

smackie
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   Posted 3/5/2011 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I've got the same symptoms - more mucus load suddenly out of nowhere but also a bit of blood. Also annoying because I'm feeling good. [I'm 7 weeks out of hospital and 11 weeks post initial surgery]

Surgeon and GI warned me that because the ends aren't joined anymore you can get inflammation in the colon/rectum as they aren't working properly or getting the nutrients they need. This can lead to blood or mucus discharge.

For me I just hope it's this and not crohn's playing up. Either way if there is inflammation they can do nothing or treat it with enemas or suppositories.

Called my GI on Sat and left a message - hopefully get a response on Monday.
Sep 2006 - Diagnosed with Crohn's disease
Dec 2010 - Subtotal Colectomy & (Temporary) Ileostomy

Disneynut66
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   Posted 3/5/2011 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have a colon anymore and no Chrons. Yours sounds more concerning because of the blood. If the UC was acting up in my little bit of rectum left I would think I would have cramping and blood. Also since the surgery all my other UC symptoms have gone away (joint pain, etc.) so if it was UC related I would think those things would come back.

So sorry you are having problems. It sounds like you were in the hospital for a long time. Let me know what your dr says.
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

suebear
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   Posted 3/5/2011 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
It's normal.

Sue

Disneynut66
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   Posted 3/5/2011 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sue. I know you told me it was normal earlier on but it is so much more now. Glad it's still normal.
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

J's Mom
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   Posted 3/5/2011 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
We took J for a second opinion at the Cleveland Clinic this week because he has quite a bit of mucus and it has some blood in it prob 7 days per month. Dr said it was normal, nothing to be concerned about. He said that the blood (as someone else stated) was prob not the UC, that the UC normally "burns itself out" once the colon is removed. He said that without stool going through it, it no longer gets nutrients and it can get some inflammation, causing the blood. The mucus is just a normal secretion. This second opinion saved J from having an open procedure to have it removed due to what we were told/lead to believe by another facility.

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   Posted 3/5/2011 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Disneynutt, I had that same problem and for me, it seemed to get worse the closer I got to my takedown. It was pure liquid and it just poured and poured out. Toward the end there were four or five times during the night that I had to change my clothes because I guess I was in a deep sleep and relaxed and it just came out on its own. I noticed with me the liquid really started to increase when I started doing kegels to prepare for takedown. Maybe I got things moving down there? Anyways, I did ask the nurse the day before my takedown about this problem because I was afraid these accidents were going to continue and she told me that after takedown, the stool mixes with the mucous so it thickens it up and I haven't had any problems with that since. Hope this helps. Hang in there. You are almost there!


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   Posted 3/6/2011 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
wish it would come out for me too...... i have a lot of mucous in my rectum, but can't push it out, cuz i have a functional problem with the muscles of my rectum. maybe it's annoying to still have discharge from the rectum, but better out than in.
Hodaya
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colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

Disneynut66
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   Posted 3/6/2011 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Scrap girl...thank you that helps so much. When it's so much I just wonder where it all comes from! Maybe it is more because I have been doing lots of bending and sitting on the floor (when I had UC my joints hurt so much I couldn't sit on the floor comfortably) with the kindergarteners. Yes, I am almost there! I am so glad that this isn't a complication so I can get this done with.

J's mom...I do recall you saying that, but wasn't sure it was the same thing, thanks!

2b--yes, better out than in as Shrek would say. Hope you get some relief.
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

stripey
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   Posted 3/6/2011 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
The mucus discharge was why I had my colon removed and rectum sewn up. I was due to have it done at some time anyway but the mucus was getting so bad that I was running to the bathroom again like I did before the ileo. So they decided to remove colon before it started causing any more problems.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

suebear
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   Posted 3/6/2011 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
The mucus shedding is a sign that your tissues are alive and healthy. This is good news!

Sue

Disneynut66
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   Posted 3/6/2011 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great news!! I haven't heard I have healthy tissue in a long time.

Ok Sue...I have another question but I will post it under a different thread. I know you'll know the answer :o).
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

stripey
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   Posted 3/6/2011 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately my colon was way beyond help by that stage, they would have had to remove so much of it there wouldn't have been enough left and so was best option for me. Must admit, don't miss it at all.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.
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