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Ostomy Lifestyle Question (February 2016)

February, 2016


I had my ileostomy in Dec 2015. I have had the mucus from my anus but I am now experiencing hemorrhoids. It feels like I have the urgency to release from my bowels but I when I go to toilet its a liquid and I have red blood. Is this normal and why would I be getting hemorrhoids. What can I do! or is this normal. Thanks.


It is normal to have mucus from your anus if you still have your colon. Bleeding from the anus is not normal and should be checked out by either your gastroenterologist, surgeon or family doctor. They can also find out why you are having the feeling of urgency and recommend medication for your haemorrhoids.

Our friends over at Nurses Specialized In Wound, Ostomy And Continence Canada [NSWOCC] (formerly called The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET)) have renamed their handy look-up page on their website. It was formerly called “Find An ET Nurse” and is now called “Find a NSWOC“. Click on the image to the left or link here to go to their site.

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