I've heard of a mucous fistula but never had one. I had a subtotal colectomy but my surgeon chose to leave my rectum in without connecting it to my stomach. Speaking of which, do you not get discharge through the anus as well? I'm struggling to see the purpose of a second stoma, to be honest.
Has anyone talked about
having a j-pouch with you? If you have UC, it is not
a good idea to reconnect to your natural rectum. A j-pouch is an artificial rectum made out of the last foot or two of your small bowel. 'Cos UC doesn't affect the small bowel, it can't appear there (although pouchitis can).
You may also want to check the thread titled 'NEW TIES OPERATION' - possibly another option for you in the near future!
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; waiting for funding for Entyvio