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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Stoma (Overview)

A stoma is a surgically created hole that creates a connection between the digestive tract and the skin so that liquid food can be put into the stomach, or liquid waste can leave the intestine.


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How would I clean my stoma?

How would I  clean my stoma?

Gently: With warm water and a mild soap if necessary. No further cleaning is necessary. I use a soft piece of gauze to do the cleaning when needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
29 doctors shared insights

Stoma (Overview)

A stoma is a surgically created hole that creates a connection between the digestive tract and the skin so that liquid food can be put into the stomach, or liquid waste can leave the intestine.


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How should I care for a stoma site?

Stoma care: It is really important one cares for their stoma properly. There are a couple of different kinds of stomas. My best advise is to work with your dr. And especially the nurse. In fact, there are certain nurses who specialize in this ostomy area and have real expertise. You should work closely with the nurse. Here is a link for a website dealing with ostomy care: http://www.Wocn.Org/. ...Read more

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What is the stoma like and where is it located?

What is the stoma like and where is it located?

Abdominal wall: A stoma is an opening either natural or surgically created, which connects a portion of the body cavity to the outside environment. Usually it connects part of the GI tract with the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Are stoma reversals always successful?

Not always: The success of a stoma reversal depends on many factors including the original reason for the stoma, the overall condition of the patient and the amount of bowel remaining. Often a temporary stoma is constructed for diverticulitis. In this situation, reversal is often successful assuming a healthy remaining rectum. Each case should be looked at individually for the pros and cons of reversal. ...Read more

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What are some common stoma problems?

What are some common stoma problems?

Skin problems: Common problems include irritation from leakage or fungal infection. Anatomic problems include prolapse, retraction or strictures. Parastomal hernias can be common. ...Read more

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How to apply fleet directly in stoma?

How to apply fleet directly in stoma?

Enema via stoma: You can - but you will need a special enema bag and stoma cone. Probably best just to use tap water enema Irrigation is done with a special short cone-shaped end (called a stoma cone) to the irrigation tubing. This is designed this way in order to 1) keep the fluid being instilled from leaking out, and 2) making sure that the colon is not perforated. Here is a link to a picture: http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...id=prod3398909 An enema done through a stoma with a standard enema tip could perforate the bowel, because the bowel to the stoma may be at an angle. ...Read more

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My stoma is big what can I do?

More info: What you mean by your stomas big is it a surgical stoma what is it of the intestines or bladder or trachea .Or are you referring to a body opening that is natural ...Read more

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How many stoma end reversals are successful?

If reversal: Is done in the correct situation, they are very successful, but this depends on the type and location of the stoma. I need more details to give a better answer. ...Read more

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What can cause my to stoma keep going up in size?

What can cause my to stoma keep going up in size?

Sounds like you : Could be having prolapse of the stoma. Don't know what type of stoma this is but it should be looked at by your surgeon and discuss if this can be revised. Stomas will get bigger and then return to normal, due to passage of stool, but progressive growth of the stoma suggests a prolapse. ...Read more

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What should I wear to cover the ileostomy stoma?

A cover that fits: There a wide variety of different ostomy covers available. Most importantly get one that fits well. Other consideration could be appearance and material (that may reduce noises). ...Read more

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