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Passing mucous wearing a colostomy

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I recently had colon cancer surgery and it required me to wear a colostomy afterwards. I no longer pass stool through my behind, however I still get the urge to do so and I have actually been passing mucous everyday. I just want to know passing this mucous is normal or should I have this investigated by my doctor?
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replied April 14th, 2010
The lining of the rectum secretes mucus. Patients who have undergone a diverting colostomy typically have a mucus-like bowel movement once or twice a week.

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replied April 15th, 2010
Thank you sir your response is very helpful. I actually pass small amounts of mucus everyday. I was just wondering if this was normal
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replied April 17th, 2010
Normal indeed. Have a nice day Smile
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