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How often will a person with a colostomy have a bowel movement?
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In brief: Depends
Usually a colostomy will function daily.
It depends if it is a new colostomy or if it had been present longer. Long term colostomy may just function once a day, and newer ones may function more than once a day at first. Also depends on how much is eaten each day and any underlying medical conditions or colitis.

In brief: Depends
Usually a colostomy will function daily.
It depends if it is a new colostomy or if it had been present longer. Long term colostomy may just function once a day, and newer ones may function more than once a day at first. Also depends on how much is eaten each day and any underlying medical conditions or colitis.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Daniel Oh
Surgery
In brief: 1/week
You may initially pass some stool from the anus to empty the rectum of residual stool.
After those initial bms then you may pass mucous from the anus occasionally.

In brief: 1/week
You may initially pass some stool from the anus to empty the rectum of residual stool.
After those initial bms then you may pass mucous from the anus occasionally.
Dr. Daniel Oh
Dr. Daniel Oh
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