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My 90 year old mother had a colostomy 5/6 years ago.

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My 90 year old mother had a colostomy 5/6 years ago. Overnight she has had feelings of wanting to open her bowels although she has a stoma. This happened ofter and is still occurring now, although no 'pain'. There is also some small amount of brown coloured mucus in her panties, which has not happened before. She feels weak.
I suspect could be an infection.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

Does she have any other symptoms like fever etc?

Why was the colostomy done? I mean what was her diagnosis?

Please let me know.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No fever or other.
Colostomy done due to diverticulitis.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 11 months ago.

Please enter your phone number in the private box so that I can call you.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 11 months ago.

Ok will call now.