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A 57-year-old female asked:

i had a reversal colostomy in june 2013. my incision opened and has not closed and still draining. belly large & have hernia. md not concerned.

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Wound healing: If there is no fecal fistula ( stool in the wound ) will heal soon , not uncommon problem other conditions play a part like diabetes , obesity , poor circulation etc , some times vacuum drainage will help , ask you your doctor to refer you to wound care specialist.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Second opinion: Sounds like you should have a consultation with a general or plastic surgeon with experience in abdominal wall reconstruction for complex incisional hernias. You can check the americas hernia society website to find surgeons interested in hernia repair.

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Last updated Jan 1, 2014

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