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is anal discharge common after a colostomy?

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Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes, it is normal: If the remnant of the rectum is still there, it does make mucus. You will pass that mucus about 1-3 times a week depending on how long that segment of colon is.
Answered on Jun 6, 2018
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