Waste material stool will leave the body through the stoma, where it is collected in an ostomy bag or pouch. In some cases, a person will have a stoma but will also still have their rectum. In this case, though, the rectum is not currently being used to hold stool. The stool leaves the body through the stoma and doesn't enter the rectum. Sometimes there can still be discharge from the bottom, where the rectum and the anus are, even though there's a stoma.
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You had surgery to remove your large intestine. Your anus and rectum also may have been removed. You also may have had an ileostomy. During and after surgery, you received intravenous IV fluids. You also may have had a tube placed through your nose and into your stomach. You may have received antibiotics. If your rectum or anus remains, you may still have the feeling that you need to move your bowels.
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You had surgery to remove all of your prostate, some tissue near your prostate, and probably some lymph nodes. This article tells you how to take care of yourself at home after the surgery. This was done to treat prostate cancer. You may be tired and need more rest for 3 to 4 weeks after you go home. You may have pain or discomfort in your belly or the area between your scrotum and anus for 2 to 3 weeks.
All iLive content is medically reviewed or fact checked to ensure as much factual accuracy as possible. We have strict sourcing guidelines and only link to reputable media sites, academic research institutions and, whenever possible, medically peer reviewed studies. Note that the numbers in parentheses , , etc. Discharge from the anus is quite a common problem that bothers many people. But due to the intimacy of the problem, shyness, many people do not go to the doctor, but try to treat the problem themselves.