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    rectal cancer survivor-permanent illeostomy issues
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    junebugjelly posted:
    Just wondering if there is anybody out there with the same problem I am experiencing.

    I am a Stage IV rectal cancer survivor. During my surgery in 2005 my sphincter in my rectum was far too damaged to ever have my illeostomy reversed so now I am living with a permanent illeostomy. Which is fine. My issue is this. Though I don't use my colon anymore, it still does produce bodily fluids. As that area healed it has had a tendency to heal over and "close up" and every so often I experience a painful pressure where my rectum is trying to release the accumulated contents. Has anybody else ever experienced this and what have they done about it?
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