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I have had a colostomy years now, occasionally I have

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I have had a colostomy for four years now, occasionally I have had the urge to pass a motion the normal way, and have sit on the toilet. at this time I have been ill for a week now, and have been passing a motion now every day 2/3 times and is the size of trick dog poo. I this normal, it is a pale colour. Thank you
H Philpott
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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light brown color is normal

ash grey or white color stools are not normal.

if you have been constipated, you might need more fiber and water in your diet

and to take stool softeners like colace.

have you you used metamucil fiber before?

or colace or eat prunes to help you have softer bowel movements?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

You have not taken in to consideration that I have a colostomy bag, and am passing a motion through a defunct bottom.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
yes, it is still normal to pass a stool when you have a colostomy

the bowels below the colostomy still slough off lining of the bowels and this can form a stool.
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