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JANBOAT
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   Posted 5/31/2011 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My wife has a colostomy 2 years now and has been passing rectal stools and I mean real stoosl 3 to 4 inches long and wide.  Surely this is not right

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   Posted 5/31/2011 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
if it's a loop colostomy, then it is normal. how often does she go the regular way? with a loop stoma the stools can go from the upper loop to the lower loop and from there to the rectum. it's nothing to worry about. most of the stools should come out through the stoma and just a little bit from the rectum. if her output through the rectum is more than the output through the stoma, that wouldn't be right.
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

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   Posted 5/31/2011 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, a loop ostomy can cause that to happen. You may want to call her doc to be more comfortable.

Welcome to the forum!
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!

JANBOAT
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   Posted 6/1/2011 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou for your response.
My wife as far as she is aware had a colostomy and not a loop colostomy. Presently she is passing a full bodied stool from the rectum and diahorrea to the pouch. Rather worrying as her bowel has already burst twice and I nearly lost her the last time.

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   Posted 6/1/2011 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
call the dr! hope everything is ok. pls keep us posted on what the dr sais. best wishes!
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

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   Posted 6/2/2011 6:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, definitely call the dr. Hope it's not serious.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

JANBOAT
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   Posted 6/2/2011 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou all Dr will be contaccted yeah

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   Posted 6/2/2011 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
good luck! waiting for your update.
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

JANBOAT
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   Posted 6/7/2011 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Seen doc. Definately colostomy. Doc wanted to prescribe suppositaries to clear the part of the bowel that hardens the stool. We said we did not want suppositaries we wanted to know why this was happening in the first place. She did not answer.

St Marks did the colstomy 2 years ago. They are reluctant to operate again as after 12 major ops I am like war zone inside.

Worried as after the last bowel burst in 2005 spent 21 days on a life uppport machine. Had 2 heart attacks during this and a trachy. The doctor seems to be of no help at all.

My order for a halo and a pair of wings has been sent. Just hope it don't hurt too much.

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   Posted 6/7/2011 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Um, I'd cancel that wings and halo order (or put it on hold for a REALLY long time) and find a new doctor. Your question was reasonable, and if she didn't know the answer, she could have told you that and talked about what she was going to do to find out....

Did you talk to a surgeon or a gi doc?

Are you at a teaching hospital? Can you go to one?

Sorry you've been through so much. With such serious, life threatening issues, you need a doctor who is helpful and who you can trust. Where are you?

Hope something works out for you soon, so sorry you've had to deal with so much.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

JANBOAT
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   Posted 6/8/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou for your kind words, only those that have been there understand. We live in Enfield and supposedly attend the best GP practice in Enfield. At the moment it seems better the devil we know than having to go through it all again.
I will however see if I can see the senior of the practice and see what she has to say. My consultant is at St Marks but we can't get any response from them. All I can do is keep trying. I will but the wings and halo on hold as this year they are green and I don't have a handbag or shoes to match them.

JANBOAT
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   Posted 6/14/2011 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I have contacted Inside Out an ostomy forum at St Marks hospital and they are trying to contact the ostomy nurse to find out information as exactly what was done to me. praying for an answer as i get terrible pains every 20 minutes or so.

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   Posted 6/14/2011 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
oh i'm so sorry to hear about your pain :( i hope they can help you, sending good thoughts and prayers your way! keep us posted.
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

JANBOAT
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   Posted 6/15/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
My man works at a hospital and he approached a surgeon and asked if he could have a private word about me.

The surgeon said it most certainly will be a fistula and that it will need attention.

Now why did the Dr not tell me this rather than wanting me to use suppositaries, or even refer me to a consultant.

I think my man will be having a few words with DR

JANBOAT
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   Posted 6/15/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
My man works at a hospital and he approached a surgeon and asked if he could have a private word about me.

The surgeon said it most certainly will be a fistula and that it will need attention.

Now why did the Dr not tell me this rather than wanting me to use suppositaries, or even refer me to a consultant.

I think my man will be having a few words with DR

JANBOAT
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   Posted 6/15/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
My man works at a hospital and he approached a surgeon and asked if he could have a private word about me.

The surgeon said it most certainly will be a fistula and that it will need attention.

Now why did the Dr not tell me this rather than wanting me to use suppositaries, or even refer me to a consultant.

I think my man will be having a few words with DR

JANBOAT
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   Posted 6/15/2011 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
My man works at a hospital and he approached a surgeon and asked if he could have a private word about me.

The surgeon said it most certainly will be a fistula and that it will need attention.

Now why did the Dr not tell me this rather than wanting me to use suppositaries, or even refer me to a consultant.

I think my man will be having a few words with DR

No words from St Marks Hospital either, makes me feel that no one wants
to give me a straight answer. Like: It's to dangerous to operate or something like that.

Oh well just got to get on with it.

Wish you all the best and thank you all for your concern.

Regards Jeannette
J

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   Posted 6/15/2011 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
can you go to that surgoen your husband talked to for consult and treatment? sounds like he'll take you more seriously and will try to help. i wish you the best of luck!
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

JANBOAT
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   Posted 6/17/2011 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou
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