Several times a day, I get a strong feeling of urgency to have a bowel movement, but of course, there is nothing to move, except some yellowish, stinky puss-like drainage stuff. Sometimes, it is a pretty significant amount of fluid...like a 1/8 of a cup or so, but usually less.
Ok, as long as you still have your rectum and anus in place, they are going to produce mucous - it shows it's still healthy and doing what it should. When you were 'bowel intact' this mucous used to help the stool slide through. Unfortunately, there is no way to stop it except to have surgery to remove the rectum and anus. There is also no such thing as too little or too much, it's just what is right for your body. Some people do have problems passing it and have to have enemas to try and move it all - so you're actually lucky in that respect :) It can range in colour from a dark brown through to yellow through to clear.
The urgency you're feeling is called Phantom Rectal Pain. Just like a person who loses a limb can still feel it 'itch', so your body has to get used to the fact that it can't go to the loo in the old way anymore. In time it will lessen and eventually disappear altogether.
Hope this helps.
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
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