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Is anal discharge common after a colostomy?

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Dr. Jon Krook
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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