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Have ileostomy bag due to appendicial cancer, colon not reconnected, passed turd during bowel movement. Normal?

My husband has an ileostomy bag due to Appendicial cancer he was diagnosed with in July. The Dr shut of his colon but left it to be reconnected later if possible. He had an actual bowel movement this morning (passed a turd) so my question is if stool is getting into his colon but not passing like normal how healthy is this?
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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Thank you for the query.

Ileostomy means that your husbands small intestines is divided in some place (usually closely to the connection between large and small intestine). So the stools passes from stomach throughout the small intestine and gets excreted to the bag. Large intestine has no communication with the disconnected small intestine so the stool does not flows through it.
However, there is possible that from time to time something will be excreted through the anus. This is normal situation as large intestine gets cleared from the "old stool" and secrets mucus.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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