Bowel Movement with a new Ileostomy

August 22, 2017 Question: I just had an ileostomy three weeks ago and just had a bowel movement (only one turd) plus brown, poopy mucus. Is this normal? Response: You and your body are only 3 weeks post surgery, it will take awhile to adjust both physically and psychologically to your new body function change. […]

Blockages

July, 2017 Question: I have an ilesotomy and do have a hernia, have had 4 blockages this spring and am nervous about diet and different food’s effects with regard to blockages or diarrhea. Response: Illeostomy – Dealing with a potential blockage: After an ileostomy is created, it may be harder to digest foods that are […]

Reversal Surgery Delays

July, 2017 Question: I am a 46 yrs old single white caucasian male EMS/EHS professional who had been injured several yr’s ago, I developed intra abd abscess’s and hernia’s chronic bowl obstruction’s etc, In Oct 2015 physicians operated on me and gave me what was only supposed to be 90-120 day Ileostomy and to have […]

Support for Elderly Patient

July, 2017 Question: I am searching for information/help/support for an 80 year old friend who has just had her bowel and bladder removed and now has two ostomies that she is totally unaccepting of or prepared to look after. She is presently 6 weeks post-op and still quite frail and in a rehabilitation unit at […]

Getting a Good Seal Around the Stoma

July, 2017 Question: Hello, I have a temporary ilio ostomy. My surgery was in December. I have been dealing with stabbing pain since. My surgeon doesn’t know how to help. The surgeon and ET nurse talked about granular tissue around the stoma. In January they cauterized the red lumps/ granular tissue. The pain has come […]