Just one more thing after another isn’t it?
I had to see the ostomy nurse today. The area around my stoma is so sensitive and puffy.
One look and she says that it is herniated. Now what?
I have to see the surgeon that did the colostomy surgery next Thurs.
Has anyone had a stoma area become herniated and what is the course of action?
My ostomy is permanent and it is hard enough dealing with this and now I have this solid puffiness around the area.
Does anyone with a stoma have a sensitive area around? Does it ever sting or sore when moving from a seated position to standing?
I guess it is another one of those things that happen and no one tells you that it can and what to look for.
I would appreciate your input helping me with this
Thanks and Happy Easter Weekend
I’m sorry this has happened. Yes it sucks, just another thing to have to deal with. I’ve never had this happen to me, and I only had the puffiness a few weeks after surgery. But I have heard this happening to others and they had to have a minor surgery to correct the problem. They said it was an easy recovery compared to the colostomy proceedure. And I imagine it was.
So sorry you are facing possible surgery. The doctor has the final say and will diagnose. My home visiting nurse had kept telling me that I had a hernia and when I got into the doctors, well she was completely wrong. So there is still hope that perhaps this isn’t a herniated stoma. But if it is, you are taking proactive stand to quickly deal with the issue.I will say prayers for you. I understand how this fan be very upsetting.
(Oh, the nurse said I had a hernia because I showed her an area on my belly that kept “popping” out. Come to find out I was just healing and it was just an area that would swell thru out the day) It no longer does that.
I had the same problem. It was caused by the flange opening being too large (the stoma was swollen when I was first fitted) and the stoma paste not being able to fill over the skin.
The cure was very simple. The ostomy nurse taught me how to apply an iodine paste called “Iodosorb” with a “DuoDerm” pad. This cleared up the skin in a couple of days. They also refitted the flange and reminded me to make sure you hold the flange in place for at least 60 seconds to make sure it affixes to the skin.
Hope this helps.