Odd discharge from closed end of temp loop ileo

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qwerty1
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   Posted 8/16/2011 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I know it is normal to have some discharge into the bag from the closed end of the loop ileo but I've noticed this eve that there has been a fair amount of discharge but it definitely isn't the usual mucous. It is thick and apricot coloured and very much like the stool but definitely isn't coming from the mouth of the stoma - rather from the loop end next to it. I'm concerned there may be something not quite right. Any ideas?
24 y/o female from UK dx with UC (Proctitis) Jan 08. Never fully been in remission, resistant to nearly all meds tried. Also dx with IBS. Proctocolectomy+pouch surgery with temp loop ileostomy 9th April 11.
Currently taking daily:Tramadol, 20mg MSR (slow-release Morphine), 40mg Loperamide, Cyclizine, 60mg Seroxat (anti-anxiety), Multivitamins+Iron

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 8/17/2011 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Normal...some waste can usually slip passed your wafer. My doc actually put a couple stitches in (the lower hole) when I had a temp loop ileo and that kept things from getting passed. I did that because I was going the 'old fashioned way' more than I wanted to skull
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!

run4pancakes
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   Posted 8/17/2011 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
This happens to me sometimes. If I get really thick output or maybe sort of a partial blockage, some slips past and ends up in the other side. Usually that night or the next day it will come out. Sometimes it ends up pushing under my wafer and causing leaks which sucks. Perfectly normal though.
UC dx 2/08

Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery 3/22/11, Steps 2 & 3 TBD
http://life-takes-guts.blogspot.com/

qwerty1
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   Posted 8/18/2011 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, I did mention to my stoma nurse at my routine appt and she said the same as you. It's always a little worrying when something happens for the first time after the op isn't it!?

run4pancakes
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   Posted 8/18/2011 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't figure out why they don't mention this and rectal discharge as potential situations you'll see to more ostomy patients. It seems like a pretty common occurrence and wasn't mentioned in any of my patient education materials, etc.
UC dx 2/08

Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery 3/22/11, Steps 2 & 3 TBD
http://life-takes-guts.blogspot.com/
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