Ileotomy Rectal Discharge & Bowel Secretion

If your rectum has not been removed, you may have the urge to open your bowels. This commonly occurs and is a normal feeling. You may pass mucus (jelly/slime), which is a normal bowel secretion. If soreness of the skin around the anus occurs, wash the area when possible and pat dry with a soft cloth or toilet tissue. If soreness becomes troublesome, contact your stoma care nurse, who will give you further advice.