It's called Phantom Rectal Pain and is something the docs forget to warn you about
. Just like someone who has had a limb removed but can still 'feel' it itching, so your body has to get used to it's new plumbing. The only way I found to relieve it was to go and sit on the loo like I used to do even though I knew nothing would come of it.
The good news is that in time, it will lessen in frequency and eventually go away altogether :)
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
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