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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Parastomal hernia: If your colostomy is set in your lower right side, you may have a hernia around your colostomy. A parastomal hernia will cause pain and swelling or bu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Depends : On quality and character of pain. I suspect this was for diverticulitis perforation with colostomy and then takedown? You could have same thing happe ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible: But most likely , if you have closed wound , you may have collection serosangenous fluid under the skin possible early wound infection , and see ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes or others: This very well could be scar tissue but it could also be an abscess or small leak. You should discuss with your surgeon asap and schedule an evaluatio ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Pretty normal: This is normal especially if you had a laparoscopic port site there, or if you had a retracting instrument placed underneath your ribs during the oper ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See answer: Description is consistent with what is called an "incisional hernia" whereby a portion of intra-abdominal small or large bowel has broken thru the mus ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
No: If the appliance fits well it should not be painful. There may be post surgical pain as with any surgery. Make sure you care for the ostomy to prevent ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Reconnection: The reversal procedure is to re-establish colonic continuity so the patient can again eliminate via anus. Keep in mind that not all ostomies can or s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
External drainage: The colon is interrupted and brought to the skin so the fecal flow can drain into a bag. This can be permanent or temporary, meaning a surgeon may be ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: But it depends on what type of colostomy was made and why it was made. Some colostomy surgeries are a permanent type, especially if the surgery was fo ... Read More

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