Hello Karen, This is Sarah the clinical advisor, it is normal to have some discharge from the rectum. In the early days post op you may experience some bowel motion if your bowel was not cleared out prior to the surgery. As long as your rectum is there it will always produce some mucus. This is normal. There are times when the colour of this mucus might change and this is usually normal too. If you have any concerns about changes in the discharge please speak to your stoma nurse, GP. Surgeon.