So, I have had a loop ileostomy "Scarlett" since September 2010. Last week I had very low abdominal gas pain - didn't think that was possible. Well, the short story - I had a feeling that I haven't had since I had my ileostomy placed - the feeling that I needed to have a bowel movement. Low and behold - I was correct and I was able to have an actual bowel movement. I called my ostomy nurse and she explained since I have a loop ileostomy waste can still make its way to my colon and out. Well, this is day 3 of waste coming out both ways. Just wondering if anyone else has experience with this and how long it might last. I am supposed to have Scarlett reversed next month but if I am already having to sit on the toilet a bit longer I will move that date up. Any input is helpful, thanks.