Recommendations for best pads to absorb rectal mucus discharge
Since my Dad's Hartmann's procedure with a permanent stoma about 7 weeks ago he's been getting mucus discharge from his anus. I understand this is normal, because the anus doesn't realise that there's no waste material to be helped out. However, he's finding it difficult to manage. He's very old (91) and has - because of years of senna tablets and an anal stricture - no muscle control in his anus, so he's unable to sit on the loo in the morning and try to push it out as the stoma nurse suggested. Consequently, it just plops out when it gets to a certain volume. He's been using Tena pants for men, but they're designed for urine leaks, not mucus, and the mucus just sits on the top instead of being absorbed by the pants, so he lines them with toilet paper. Would period pads work any better? If so, any recommendations, please? Thanks.