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Colostomy side effects

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 24 years experience
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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
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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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
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 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Find a good stoma RN: There are specialists who work with aromas regularly who can help you figure this out, ask you local hospital for their stoma therapist for more infor... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
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
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
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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