I have had my colostomy for about four years now but lately I've been having an issue that was not a problem until recently. The 'normal' mucous that collects inside the rectum has been bothering me as it's quite uncomfortable, but I no longer have the strength to push it out, since it's just a sticky substance and there's nothing solid to push against. I push and strain as hard as I can but all that comes out are just traces of the mucous. I tried laxatives, but all they do is give me diarrhoea from the stoma and don't help get the mucous out. Have you any suggestions? Thank you.
There is an article on that topic that might give you some suggestions: https://abiggerlife.com/new-way-forward/rectal-mucus-following-ostomy-surgery/
It might be something that you need to speak to your stoma nurse or GP about. Hope you can get some relief.
This article only discusses how to hold on to the mucous, while I have the opposite problem - I cannot get it out. Which anyone who actually read my original post would have known!
I have the same experiense. Two years ago, half of my colon was removed and I got an ileostoma. A year ago I got an severe stomachache. Rectal was then removed by a healthcare professional with the help of an enema much hard secretion of bacteria. A few months ago I received the same complaints again. My stoma expert has now thaught me how to flush my intestine rectally. I do this about once a month and use the Qufora irriSedo mini system for that. That works well, but I have been working o0n it for more thans a hour.