I can appreciate your heightened concern on visualizing tinges of blood from your unexpected anal discharge, but my sense is that you can ease your concern/worry.
Your distal large intestine and remaining rectum post-resection have been “off-line” and resting for several months. The lack of fecal material regularly passing through the resting intestine often causes mild to moderate inflammation (colitis) due to the lack of short-chain fatty acids. The surface capillaries are more fragile and prone to bleeding.
The meal of beans and legumes likely resulted in increased gas and pressure at the site of your stoma and attached pouch, which would have had the effect of migrating some of the stoma output into the adjacent mucus stoma . . . And down the hatch through the resting portion of large intestine. The process of passing mucus poops” and accumulated cellular debris can be unpleasant and taxing and messy.
Sitting on the toilet, as you are, is a good strategy. Putting your feet up on a small block/bench can also help in passing the material by naturally opening the lower rectum and anus (squatty potty). You can also use a child’s nasal syringe/irrigator to irrigate the lower rectum and facilitate loosening of accumulated waste material/cellular debris. I do this while showering. Managing mucus poops is a frequent topic of discussion on the United Ostomy of America forum, and a frequent source of frustration, confusion (what in the heck is this?), and angst.
I have a permanent end ileostomy with a remaining 1/2 inch rectal cuff. I am at emotional peace with the ileostomy itself but abhor and detest the occasional passing of “mucus poops.” The sloughed material is unsightly, slimy and smelly.
I use a protective liner called “Butterfly Pads.” These pads are specifically designed to contain anal discharge and have been an emotional life-saver. “Butterfly Pads” are available on Amazon.
Dear friend to Bella Piazza, former Colon Club member (NWGirl).
I have a permanent ileostomy and offer advice on living with an ostomy - in loving remembrance of Bella
I am on Palliative Care for broad endocrine failure + Addison's disease + osteonecrosis of both hips/jaw + immunosuppression. I live a simple life due to frail health.