Discharge from rectum...

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   Posted 11/26/2007 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I know it's normal to have mucus and maybe even a little blood discharge from your rectum  - but what is a normal amount and how often? I had UC, and have an ileostomy - they left my rectum and a tiny bit of colon intact, so I can have a j-pouch later. I'm thinking the UC is back in what's left, but maybe this discharge is normal? It happens 4 or 5 times a day, and can be pretty red at times. There's no pain really, like there was when I actually used my colon. TIA!
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   Posted 11/26/2007 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
This is normal and don't be surprised if you also see feces exit your back end. With a loop ileosotmy (temorary ileostomy) it's possible for food to by pass the appliance and head south. It's normal. The mucous and blood you see are shedding of cells and it's considered to be a sign that all is healthy.

dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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   Posted 11/26/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my whole colon removed due to UC plus most of my rectum because it was in really bad shape from all of the trauma over the last few years. They also went ahead and did the J-pouch while they were in there, but I haven't had the reversal yet. I have the rectal discharge - some days worse than others though I don't know why. Sometimes there's a pressure-like pain that goes with it, but the doctor said all of this is normal and that there might even be some stool mixed in at times.

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   Posted 11/26/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I have alot off mucus some days then none for about a week. I guess everyone is different, but it is normal.
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